Local State Representative Jim Lilly of Park Township and his house colleague Daniela García of Holland invite their constituents to attend an upcoming forum on community mental health issues.  Guest Speakers during the forum is scheduled a week from today at the Fillmore Complex include Michigan department of health and human services Deputy Director Lynda Zeller, Ottawa County Community Mental Health’s Lynne Doyle, and the CEO of Lakeshore Regional Entity’s Jeff Brown.  


A former West Michigan Fire Chief will never be forgotten under legislation recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder designating a portion of highway I-94 in Kalamazoo County to be named in his honor.  Senate Bill 543 names a portion of the interstate as the “Chief Ed Switalski Memorial Highway”. Comstock Township's top firefighter was struck and killed by a vehicle while responding to an accident on June 13, 2017.


The promise for warmer weather soon to come is being affirmed as the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching.  For counties in the southern Lower Peninsula, including Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan and Kent, shanties must be removed from the ice by midnight Thursday, March 1.