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Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R – West Olive, welcomed a local constituent, Ms. Charlotte Nelis to the State of Michigan Senate Memorial Day service, held yesterday on the Senate floor in Lansing and hosted by the honorable Senator Patrick Colbeck.

“It was a blessing to have Ms. Nelis join me for the service,” said Meekhof. “It is important that we never forget the sacrifices made by Ms. Nelis, Sgt. Seif and the rest of their family and friends.”

Ms. Nelis’s son, Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, was one of the seven marines and four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash while conducting a night training mission in Florida recently.

May and June coffee hours announced for Rep. Holly Hughes

May and June coffee hours announced for Rep. Holly Hughes

News Release:

State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, invites residents of the 91st House District to meet with her during coffee hours for the months of May and June to discuss state and local issues of interest.

District office hours for Rep. Hughes will be Friday, May 22 in Whitehall and Fruitport; Monday, June 1 and Friday, June 19 in Norton Shores; Friday June 5 in Ravenna; and Monday, June 15 in Muskegon.

Additional details regarding Rep. Hughes’s district office hours are as follows:

 

Friday, May 22

10 to 11 a.m.

Gary’s Restaurant

Giant seatbelt placed on Grand Haven lighthouse


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) – State leaders used the Grand Haven Pier as the backdrop for statewide campaign to get drivers to buckle up this summer.

Monday is Seat Belt Safety Awareness Day and Grand Haven was one of several Michigan landmarks used to get drivers' attention to buckle up this coming Memorial Day weekend.

This week, police kick off their Click It Or Ticket enforcement period, when police crack down on unbelted drivers and passengers.

General Motors' Renaissance Center in Detroit was another landmarks carrying seatbelt-inspired decorations. It will bear the logo for the Click It or Ticket campaign through May 31.


St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Host Summer Celebration May 29

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., May 14, 2015--When St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish opens its doors to the general public for a special "Summer Celebration" on Friday, May 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight, those in attendance will be welcomed to find their place by the bandshell being brought in for a toe-tapping party in the parking lot, food, drinks, dancing and entertainment.

The event will be held on the parish grounds at 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.  Cost of admission is $5 per person.  Hot dogs, brat's, Jet's pizza, pop and water will be available for a minimal fee.  A full cash bar also will be available, serving keg and canned beer, wine and a variety of mixed drinks.

Live music will be provided by performers with the Scottville Clown Band from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Soul'd Out Band, featuring lead singer and parishioner Bubba LeClair, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

River cleanup efforts this weekend


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - With spring weather here, people now have an opportunity to enjoy West Michigan's waterways, including the Grand River.

But the river also needs some help clearing trash and debris that collected over the winter.

WMEAC is hosting a river cleanup on Harbor Island in Grand Haven this Saturday, May 16th from 8:30am until 1:00pm. Volunteers should meet at 11 Harbor Island Drive. There will be a small breakfast available before and a light lunch after the event.

On May 30, there will be another chance to help the river, this time in Grand Rapids. The River City Water Festival will run at the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Grand Haven High School among Top Schools in the U.S.

Grand Haven High School among Top Schools in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report has awarded Grand Haven High School the prestigious Silver Medal ranking in the latest “America’s Best High Schools” results released on Tuesday.

Out of 21,000 High Schools, GHHS ranked in the top five percent of all high schools in the U.S. In Michigan, they ranked 32nd out of 862 high schools, including charter and magnet schools, placing them in the top four percent.

Tracy Wilson, Principal at GHHS, said “We are extremely proud of our students and the staff for again attaining this accomplishment. This award demonstrates that we continue to have a program of excellence on a state-wide and national level. The ranking also affirms the K – 12 teaching staff, parents and community.”

Superintendent Keith Konarska said, “This ranking validates what we know to be true, that our district is one of the premier districts in the country. This is another great day for our school district.”