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Hansen presents tribute to state champion Muskegon High School boys basketball team

Hansen presents tribute to state champion Muskegon High School boys basketball team

LANSING—Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, (center) and the state Senate honored the Muskegon High School boys basketball team and head coach Keith Guy (holding tribute) Wednesday with a Senate tribute in celebration of their Class A 2014 state championship and undefeated season.

 

Point guard Deshaun Thrower (second from left) was named 2014 Mr. Basketball by the Michigan Basketball Coaches Association. Guy was selected as MLive.com’s 2014 Dream Team Coach of the Year.

My Town: Hackley Public Library grand reopening May 16

My Town: Hackley Public Library grand reopening May 16

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Hackley Public Library will celebrate its grand reopening this Friday, May 16.

Patrons are invited for the event, which will include a public open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is aimed at celebrating renovations, repairs and restorations made to the 27,214 sq. ft. facility through The Building of Character campaign.  The $1.1 million project included painting and repairing walls, improving restrooms, replacing interior lighting, adding emergency exits and upgrading the children’s library.   

Hackley Public Library opened in 1890.  The historic building was a gift from lumber baron Charles Hackley to Muskegon Public Schools.

My Town: Muskegon moves May 14 Officers Memorial Service

My Town: Muskegon moves May 14 Officers Memorial Service

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Muskegon community members are encouraged to honor fallen heroes and their families while paying tribute to local law enforcement during the annual Muskegon Police Officers Memorial Service this Wednesday, May 14.

This year’s ceremony is being moved to the Paul C. Johnson Pavillion at Heritage Landing, because of construction at the Hall of Justice.  The memorial will begin at 6 p.m.  Lt. Christopher McIntire, commander of the Michigan State Police Rockford post, will be the guest speaker.

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Employees are encouraged to hang up the car keys and roll out the bicycle next week for the 7th annual Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Participants who ride any or all of the week are encouraged to register at Ride On Muskegon to win prizes and find maps and park and ride locations in their area. 

Muskegon County will hold its annual Ride of Silence on May 21 to raise awareness about bicycle safety and honor those who have been injured or killed riding their bicycles.

My Town Muskegon: American Red Cross thanks partners for assistance during flooding

My Town Muskegon: American Red Cross thanks partners for assistance during flooding

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NEWAYGO, Mich. — The American Red Cross would like to recognize and thank all of the community partners who responded to the needs of Newaygo residents during this recent flooding disaster.

Sheltering partners and distribution sites who generously made their facilities available to the American Red Cross and those in need of a safe place to go include:

My Town: Muskegon YMCA White Elephant Sale returns May 9-10

My Town: Muskegon YMCA White Elephant Sale returns May 9-10

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Thrifty shoppers can shop for deals while helping children go to camp during the Muskegon YMCA’s White Elephant Sale, starting Friday May 9.

The two-day sale will include a variety of gently used household items and clothing.  The sale will take place at Folkert Community Hub, 640 Seminole Road, Norton Shores.  For a $5 donation, early birds will be allowed in at 8 a.m. Friday; the general public can shop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

Proceeds from the White Elephant Sale will go to the YMCA and Camp Pendalouan in Montague, to finance camp scholarships for children.

This is the 51st year for the White Elephant Sale in Muskegon.  For additional information, call (231) 727-9900.

My Town: 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis a success

My Town: 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis a success

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--  The 2014 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis is in the books.

Organizers say more than 500 people filled John Ball Park Zoo for the May 3 event, which raised more than $84,000 to support Arthritis Foundation programs.

The event honored three-year-old Mackenzie Proefrock of Norton Shores, who was diagnosed with arthritis at age two.

“Arthritis is a terrible disease,” said  her mother, Jeanne. “We are very grateful to all the people who came to today’s event. We know that, with their support, we can and will find a cure.”

More than 2.3 million adults and 10,300 children in Michigan have arthritis- 31 percent of the population.