Manshaem graduates basic military training

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Airman Keaton Manshaem graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where his flight earned the coveted “Warrior Flight.” He completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airman Manshaem is currently attending tech […]

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Donations keep Lean on Me helping those in need

Lean on Me Director Lisa Shaffer (center) along with volunteers Duane Millering and Kathy Villegas welcome the many donations to the outreach center.

Lisa Shaffer, director of Lean on Me outreach center, appreciates all the donations that keep the center helping residents through tough financial times. Recently, patrons of the Sand Bar in Sand Lake held a chili cook-off and raised some funds. A promise of matching the funds was made by a northern Kent County store, and […]

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Happy birthday!

Hammingh it up on Cowan Lake

  Logan David Hammingh, born July 13, 2007, celebrated his second birthday at home on Cowan Lake with family and friends. His mother, Stephanie Trudeau, a professor at Grand Rapids Community College, couldn’t be more proud of her little guy. “He is such a ham,” says Stephanie. “I can’t believe he is already two.” Pictured, […]

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SQUIRE VACATION-And now for the rest of the story….

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Sure, we could have taken a picture on the Maine lobster fishing boat the Vagabond with Captain John and his son Charlie. We could have taken a breathtaking shot from the top of a mountain with the Atlantic Ocean glimmering in the background. Instead I offer this photo of the Altena family vacation in Maine […]

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Fall turkey application on sale now through Aug. 1

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale now through August 1, 2009. A total of 59,050 licenses are available through a lottery for the units open to hunting-12,350 general licenses that may be used on public or private land and 46,700 licenses for private […]

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