Cannon Township to close portion of trail Cannon Township will soon be closing a section of the trail while repair work is performed, hoping that the repairs will be completed in a two-week period. During that time, no traffic will be allowed on the section of the trail running west from Sunfish Lake Avenue to Dix Farms. Please do not try to go around this area by walking on the private drive or through the woods. These repairs should solve the township’s water problems. Wolverine World Wide Inc. announces new appointments Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE: WWW) recently announced the appointment of Bill Dodge as vice president of product development for the Outdoor Group, and Mark Sandquist as president of Global Apparel. These senior leadership roles will help accelerate several of the company’s key growth initiatives for the Merrell, Patagonia Footwear and Chaco businesses. Both Dodge and Sandquist will report to Jim Zwiers, president of the Outdoor Group. Commenting on the appointments, Zwiers stated, “Wolverine remains focused on executing its global growth initiatives, which includes growing Merrell into our first billion dollar brand and capitalizing on the potential of the Chaco brand. We are privileged to have Mark Sandquist and Bill Dodge enhance our already strong senior leadership team, and look forward to their contributions to drive innovative product creation and future growth. Mark’s experience and past success in outdoor apparel will be instrumental in helping us grow our apparel platform. At the same time, the alignment of all Outdoor Group footwear product development under Bill’s leadership will provide synergies and help us realize the potential of the Merrell, Patagonia Footwear and Chaco brands.” For additional information, please visit www.wolverineworldwide.com.
North Kent Service Center to retain summer hours The North Kent Service Center (NKSC) is keeping the summer hours of Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as new service hours for their clients and the community. NKSC has found that these hours have been beneficial for everyone during the summer months. With the longer hours, NKSC is able to meet the need of clients who are working, and community members wishing to drop off items at the donation center after work, and saves on operational expenses. The donation area will also be open Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Please do not drop off donations at the front door on Sunday or when gates are closed.)
Rev. Williams appointed to Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton has appointed Rev. Jeff Williams to Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church at half-time status as of July 1, 2009. Rev. Williams currently serves White Pines United Methodist Church in Belmont. His service there changed to half-time status as of July 1 as well. Rev. Williams was ordained as an elder in the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church in June 1991. He has previously served Center Park United Methodist Church, north of Three Rivers; the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University; Rockford United Methodist Church as new church/associate pastor; and White Pines United Methodist Church as founding pastor since July 2004. Rev. Williams and his wife Beverly have three daughters, Lindsey, 20, Sarah, 16, and Amanda, 13. Beverly is a medical social worker at Metro Hospital. Rev. Williams serves as a board member with Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA and as a member of the Rockford Public Schools Diversity Committee. Local artist to be featured in Grand Rapids Works by Rockford artist Amanda Stark will be on display at Open Concept, 50 Lewis St. NW, Grand Rapids, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 10 p.m., then Monday-Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
BridgeWay Community Church is sponsoring a totally free car wash on Saturday, August 15, in the D&W parking lot at Ten Mile Road in Rockford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Everyone is welcome to join us for our free car wash. This is just our way of giving back to the community for all the blessings we receive,” commented Pastor Ron Aulbach. For further information, contact the church at (616) 874-7115.
The directors of Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE: WWW) have recently declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on November 2, 2009, to stockholders of record on October 1, 2009. The dividend is equal to the last quarterly dividend and reflects an indicated annual dividend of $0.44 per share.