Gov. Snyder, The Nature Conservancy and Michigan DNR commemorate 10-year anniversary of Big U.P. Deal in Luce County

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

In January 2005, The Nature Conservancy and several partners announced the “Big U.P. Deal” that preserved roughly 423 square miles of forest land for forestry, recreation and conservation through a unique public-private partnership. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Rick Snyder and other dignitaries, including the conservancy’s Michigan state director, Helen Taylor, and [...]

Spectrum Health Appoints Chief Operating Officer for Hospital Group

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Spectrum Health has selected Gwen G. Sandefur, MHSA, as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Spectrum Health Grand Rapids. Sandefur assumed her new role on August 3. “We are very pleased to have Gwen in position to provide leadership and coordinate operations for inpatient and outpatient aspects of the hospital facilities and service lines in Grand Rapids,” said [...]

Cedar Springs Chase Bank robbed at gunpoint

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Kent County Sheriff Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today, Friday, August 14, 2015, at 9:40 AM at the Chase Bank located at 7 N. Main, Cedar Springs. A suspect robbed the bank at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of money and fled westbound toward the White Pine Trail. The suspect is described as a [...]

Active shooter training prepares officers for rapid deployment response

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Rockford police officers aim their weapons during an Active Shooter Training session in Valley View Elementary. The session covered a variety of scenarios that could take place in a public building. Rockford Police Officers had the use of Rockford’s Valley View Elementary, practicing rapid response to an active shooter situation in a public building. [...]
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