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WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

OPINION: Michigan, Our Great State

OPINION: Michigan, Our Great State

Michigan, our great state. Whether we realize it or not, we really do have a great state.

Granted, we had an unusual winter this past year but then again, have you ever seen the grass and trees so green before? Even people returning from Florida this year have commented about everything being so green!

Despite all of the good things, I still hear people complain about it either being too cool, too cloudy, too hot, etc. To those people I say, maybe it’s time for you to move to a perfect climate, wherever that may be.

I love Michigan and all it has to offer. We have the Great Lakes, a treasure on their own. I used to have an older friend, Bill Hickey, who had apple orchards.

He told me, “You will never, ever find an apple as snappy when you bite into it as a Michigan apple in the fall, because of the Great Lakes.” 

My Town: New exhibit at White River Gallery to include drawings and infrared photos

My Town: New exhibit at White River Gallery to include drawings and infrared photos

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MONTAGUE, Mich. (White River Gallery) - Where does the photograph end, and where does the drawing begin? One must look closely at the art of Carl Luther to discern separation points.

Luther is featured artist at White River Gallery July 30 through Aug. 24. He will be serving light refreshments as Gallery host Aug. 8, 9 and 10.

Luther, a retired Reeths-Puffer art teacher, has been expanding upon his primary media, photography, in recent years to incorporate drawings along his photographs’ frames.

“I call it photo/drawing,” he states. “It came about after I found limitations in photography. I decided to enhance and expand my photos by drawing. Color photos are augmented with colored pencil; black and white by graphite and markers. 

My Town: Montague High School names new basketball coach

My Town: Montague High School names new basketball coach

MONTAGUE, Mich.--  Montague High School is getting a new girls basketball coach.

Brian Beebe will take over the post this fall. He will also be teaching computer and English classes.

The district says Beebe has a wealth of girls’ basketball experience at the high school and collegiate level.  Parents and prospective players are encouraged to meet him this Thursday, July 24 in the CAT Lab at the high school.  The introductory meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Conservation officer Gregory Patten named Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year

Conservation officer Gregory Patten named Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year

Conservation officer Gregory Patten named Shikar-Safari
Wildlife Officer of the Year


Michigan conservation officer Gregory Patten, a 28-year veteran of the Department of Natural Resources, recently was named the 2013 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year by Shikar-Safari International. The international hunting organization is involved in such recognitions of key officials in natural resources agencies across the United States and Canada.

My Town Montague: White River Gallery's Meet the Artist July 4

My Town Montague: White River Gallery's Meet the Artist July 4

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MONTAGUE, Mich. (White River Gallery)-- Take advantage of being downtown for the Fourth of July parade and visit with White River Gallery’s featured artist.

Linda Busse is opening the gallery early, at 10 a.m., to accommodate people waiting for the parade to reach Montague. The artist will be showcasing pastels, colored pencil, acrylics, watercolors and bead work July 2-27.  Admission to the gallery is free.

“I’m doing more plein air (outdoor painting) this year,” she said. “It’s a very interesting way to study light, and it’s fun if there aren’t too many bugs.”

Busse’s 2012 “Reflections,” which was selected from among 200 entries for a pastels show in Kalamazoo, is her best example of light playing on water. She has taken many photographs for studies on waves, and also painted outdoors on Florida beaches.

“I’m trying to get more technical. If I’m not learning, I’m dead or ill.”

My Town: New superintendent takes over the helm at MAISD

My Town: New superintendent takes over the helm at MAISD

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.— Dr. John Severson is officially on the job as Muskegon Area Intermediate School's superintendent.

Severson officially takes over the post July 1, one day after the retirement of former superintendent Dave Sipka. The MAISD board officially offered the position to Severson on May 29.

Severson previously served as superintendent of Harper Creek Community Schools for a decade.  He also worked as a community education administrator at Portage Public Schools and principal of Harper Creek High School.  He holds a doctorate and master’s in educational leadership from Western Michigan University.