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Frontiers program: Five years of success leading the pack

Frontiers program: Five years of success leading the pack

WYOMING, Mich.-- As schools continue to explore ways to create successful learning environments for today’s students, much talk continues around the subject of online and “blended” learning.

 

Quilters donate their work to those in need

Quilters donate their work to those in need

WYOMING, Mich.—Some families will be a little warmer this winter, thanks to a group of West Michigan quilters.

On May 20, Parkview Elementary held an assembly for quilters from Bread of Life, Black Hill Community Center and Fellowship Covenant Church to distribute their handmade blankets.  The assembly was directed by Jeanne Wendte, who has been donating her skills for 25 years.  Between her three organizations, more than 500 quilts are donated a year.

Loyd Jenkins, who contacted the WZZM 13 Information Center to share this story, says Wendte is now the focus of a documentary, called “Women of the Cloth.”

 

 

School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

The school year is wrapping up for many people, but it’s just beginning for dozens prospective Michigan State Police troopers.

Sunday, May 12, 80 men and women from across the state began the 125th Trooper Recruit School.  For the next 21 weeks, MSP members and academy staff will train the recruits in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.  Recruits who successfully complete the training will graduate October 4.

Michigan State Police selected recruits from more than 3,000 potential candidates.

West Ottawa senior's artwork heading to Washingon D.C. display

West Ottawa senior's artwork heading to Washingon D.C. display

HOLLAND, Mich.— A West Ottawa High School student’s skills will soon be on display in Washington D.C.

Saturday, May 11, Congressman Bill Huizenga announced senior Kylee Panse won the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.  Her piece, “Vanity” will join the other winning artwork from across the nation in a display at the U.S. Capitol through next year.

Theresa Wierega of Fremont High School took second place for her work, “Fremont Lake.”  Jaydon Lindeman of Tri-Unity Christian High School placed third with his piece, entitled “American Eagle.”

Free Seminar on Home and Personal Safety Tomorrow

*Announcement from Wyoming Parks and Recreation

 

Wyoming Police Department Officer Jason Caster, will be conducting a safety seminar for home and personal safety on Monday March 25th, 10:00 AM at the Wyoming Senior Center at 2380 DeHoop SW in Wyoming.

 It will run less than an hour. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcome

City of Wyoming Looking For Staff With Different Skills

City of Wyoming Looking For Staff With Different Skills

As part of getting ready for the coming seasons, and also to fill some empty spaces, the City of Wyoming has several job openings right now, including in Police, Water, and Parks and Recreation. See City of Wyoming Current Job Postings Page for more information for something that might fit your skills.

Second Best Sale to help rebuild St. Mary Magdalen Church

Second Best Sale to help rebuild St. Mary Magdalen Church

St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Kentwood, MI will be holding a Second Best Sale to help raise funds to rebuild their Church, destroyed by fire this past year.

The sale is sponsored by the Women’s Guild and will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 9am-5pm and then again on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 9am-1pm.

Your support for this event will be greatly appreciated.