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Missing Muskegon man found, contacts WZZM


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A man missing in Muskegon since the weekend has been found.

Mark Davey, 49, contacted WZZM just before 1:00pm to let us know he in OK and has contacted police. He says he left on his own accord.

Mark Davey, 49, was last seen about 3:00am on Saturday, July 26 in the 900 block of Williams Street in Muskegon. He was reported missing by his caregiver on Saturday afternoon.


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Muskegon Civic Theatre hires Teri Gust as Managing Director

Muskegon Civic Theatre hires Teri Gust as Managing Director

MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Civic Theatre board of directors has hired Teri Gust as its new managing director.

Gust replaces Ginny Sprague, who retired after more than 10 years working for Muskegon Civic Theatre, including the last eight as managing director. Gust began her new position in June. She is responsible for daily operations of Muskegon Civic Theatre, including season ticket sales, sponsorships, fundraising, marketing, and working with Artistic Director Kirk Wahamaki.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to be a part of Muskegon Civic Theatre,” Gust said. “The theatre is something I’ve always loved, and now I get to be around it every day. My job is to see to it that MCT can continue doing what we do, through fundraising and awareness, community, education and entertainment.”

Museums Celebrate Raggedy Ann’s Muskegon roots

Museums Celebrate Raggedy Ann’s Muskegon roots
Museums Celebrate Raggedy Ann’s Muskegon roots  The first Raggedy Ann dolls were made in Muskegon from 1918 to 1926. Three Muskegon museums have joined forces to celebrate the beloved Raggedy and her friends with special exhibits and activities from Thursday, August 7 through Saturday, August 9.  Thursday through Saturday, August 7-9, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pmThe Muskegon Heritage Museum Exhibition and Special ProgramsThe Muskegon Heritage Museum will exhibit three original dolls and several collections of Raggedy Ann dolls from different time periods. Fine art prints of the original Raggedy Ann book illustrations by Johnny Gruelle will also be on display. Storytellers will read aloud about Raggedy’s adventures and will encourage visitors to write their own stories.

Counterfeit $50s lead to arrest in Muskegon


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) Muskegon Police have made an arrest in a local counterfeiting case.

According to the City of Muskegon's Facebook page, the police have received multiple complaints regarding counterfeit $50 bills. Some had accepted the counterfeit $50s and some had not.

Anyone who may have been passed the counterfeit $50s should call Silent Observer at 231-722-7463.


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My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of nonprofit organizations that are close to the hearts of Consumers Energy employees are getting a financial boost.

The Consumers Energy Foundation recently awarded 78 grants worth $38,350 to organizations in Michigan where Consumers employees and retirees volunteer.  Last year, nonprofits in the state received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy and its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company, CMS Energy.  

The 2014 second quarter grant recipients include:

Allegan County

  • $450 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Baseball (Loren Barnes)
  • $550 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Football (Loren Barnes)

Ionia County

  • $550 to Portland Public Schools Wrestling Club (Chad Miller)

Kalamazoo County

Way to Wellville Challenge Nears

Way to Wellville Challenge Nears

Muskegon Selected for Site Visit as Final Selection

of Contestants for Way to Wellville Challenge Nears

 

Muskegon, MI – On August 5, members of the Health Initiative Coordinating Council (HICCup) will be in Muskegon to conduct a site visit and assess Muskegon’s potential as a competitor in the Way to Wellville Challenge. The Greater Muskegon area is one of ten communities nationwide under consideration.

 

Public Health – Muskegon County applied for the contest in support of 1 in 21, the multi-sector, community-wide effort of the Muskegon Rotary Club to make Muskegon County the #1 county in the state in the County Health Rankings (Muskegon currently ranks 67 out of 82).

 

My Town: GVSU and DHS awarded research grant for family support program

My Town: GVSU and DHS awarded research grant for family support program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Michigan Department of Human Services is teaming up with Grand Valley State University to measure the success of a family support program in more than 150 Michigan schools.

A three-year, $1.05 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will go toward measuring the impact of the Pathways to Potential program in Michigan.  The program places DHS case workers in schools to make it easier for children and their families to address barriers to their safety, health, education, attendance and self-sufficiency.

“We know that many children struggle in school because of outside of school challenges affecting both students and their families,” Gov. Snyder said. “The goal of Pathways to Potential is to reduce or eliminate those challenges by conveniently connecting families to the services they need to help everyone become more successful.”