July 7 2011

West Michigan Healing Field seeks volunteers

July 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Volunteers are needed for the West Michigan Healing Field memorial, part of a national community program that will bring 3,200 American flags to Cannonsburg Ski Area for a September 11 tribute this year. West Michigan Healing Field hopes to have a few hundred volunteers in order to successfully support the event. “We will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the [...]

Disaster training brings emergency to life

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First responders drill for worst-case scenario by BETH ALTENA No one ever hopes to use the skills they develop under federal guidelines by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), but if the worst happens, they will be ready. Area first responders—police, fire, paramedics and more—fight explosions, toxic disasters, potentially fatal injuries and other potential [...]

Rockford residents open school in Haiti

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Power of Education Foundation promotes literacy Jen Masternak took her local paper along on a trip to Haiti with another resident, Trillium Hibbeln. Trillium is the co-founder and president of a non-profit organization called The Power of Education Foundation (PEF). PEF is dedicated to improving literacy rates in vulnerable parts of the world and has opened its first [...]

Rockford grad awarded engineering scholarship

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The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Ian Neerken of Rockford is among the 2011 recipients of the James Frisbie Civil Engineering Scholarship. He will receive $1,000 to assist with his studies. Neerken is a third-year engineering student at Michigan State University. He is also majoring in civil engineering. He has been the ASCE Student [...]
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