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Michigan Municipal League and International City/County Manager Association

Michigan Municipal League and International City/County Manager Association

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to attend a couple of conferences to network and interact with other communities not only in Michigan but also worldwide. As President of the Michigan Local Government Managers Association, I attended the Michigan Municipal League Conference on Mackinac Island two weeks ago. This conference draws representatives of nearly every community in the State. It is a chance to exchange ideas and generate new ideas with regards to the future direction of our communities.

KDL - Attention Teen Filmmakers!

KDL - Attention Teen Filmmakers!

Thousands of Kent County teens will soon have the opportunity to channel their inner Academy Award contender at their local library.

Kent District Library has received a $6,000 Community Grants award from electronics retailer Best Buy to purchase film editing software and hardware.  The film editing suite, which includes two editing stations, will be housed at KDL’s Cascade Township branch and is scheduled to be installed sometime in NovemberKDL was one of more than 3,600 organizations that applied for the most recent round of grants from Best Buy’s Children’s Foundation.

Wyoming troops return home Friday

LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - Some of Michigan's troops are returning home from Afghanistan Friday.

More than 200 Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers from the Wyoming-based 126th Cavalry Squadron return home with ceremonies at Caledonia High School.

The troops have been on a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom completing a variety of missions.

The ceremony for the Headquarters and Delta Troop will be at 9:00am and the Alpha Troop will be at 11:00am.

Fire Chief Robert Austin's 2012 Silent Night Ceremony Address

Fire Chief Robert Austin's 2012 Silent Night Ceremony Address

From the City of Wyoming Facebook page:

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Fire Chief Robert Austin addressed area fire departments at the annual Silent Night Memorial Service and Parade of Apparatus in remembrance of fallen firefighters.

KDL - Explore with Curious George

KDL - Explore with Curious George

If your child is full of questions (and aren’t they all?), make sure they don’t miss out on all the educational fun at Curiosity Day with Curious George! The Man with the Yellow Hat will guide inquisitive kids through a variety of games and activities designed to pique their curiosity. Children ages 6 and younger will receive kid-friendly information on a host of topics – animals, cooking, stories, art and more!

Schedule
Saturday, October 20, 10:00 AM – Krause Memorial branch
Monday, November 5, 10:30 AM – Alto branch

Save Money on Griffins Tickets!

Save Money on Griffins Tickets!

Hockey season is just around the corner! Use your Kent District Library card to get a great deal on Grand Rapids Griffins hockey tickets.

For every Sunday and Wednesday home game during the Grand Rapids Griffins’ 2012-13 regular season, present your Kent District Library card at the Van Andel Arena box office on the night of the game or at The Zone anytime during the store’s regular business hours to save $7 off the price of a Lower Level Faceoff ticket (regularly $18 in advance and $20 day of game). Limit four tickets per card per person, subject to availability. (Offer excludes Dec. 30 outdoor game at Comerica Park.)

Check out the Griffins’ schedule and plan a fun night out for a great deal!

Go Griffins!

Suspicious note at bank leads to police call

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-A note passed to a bank teller led to some tense moments at a Wyoming bank Saturday.

Police were called to the Chase Bank at 4333 S. Division Ave. Saturday morning, for a suspicious situation believed to be a robbery. Officers surrounded the business and took the possible suspect into custody.

However, after further interviews, detectives determined the person who handed over the note was trying to get help from police, not rob the bank.