Dozens of Tri-Cities area students were recognized recently when Muskegon Community College, with a campus here in Grand Haven, announced Winter 2018 Semester Academic Honors. Students from Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Fruitport and neighboring communities were commended for their accomplishments by making the President's, Dean's and Academic Honors lists at MCC.
While construction has already begun, the ground was officially broken for a three-year renovation project at Fruitport High School. Muskegon county Mlive-dot-com reports a groundbreaking ceremony took place yesterday at Fruitport High School, the 48.7 million dollar renovation funded by a 3.8 million dollar bond issue approved in 2016 replacing the 1950s part of the building.
The Tri-Cities Kiwanis Salmon fishing tournament is set for Thursday with boats filled with young patients currently undergoing treatment departing early that morning from the local charter docks then returning to Chinook Pier around Noon. All net proceeds support pediatric care and Child Life programs at North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCHS), DeVos Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The prospect of a $12-an-hour minimum wage by the year 2022 for all Michigan workers, including tipped servers, could be put to a popular vote this fall should elected lawmakers not be able to reach agreement across the aisle. Yesterday the Michigan One Fair Wage group submitted signatures to the state Bureau of Elections with the Board of State Canvassers needing to certify whether the proposal can go to the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass or reject where should it falter an initiative would be placed on the November ballot.