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Cornerstone University clock tower namesake dies

Cornerstone University clock tower namesake dies

One of Cornerstone University’s historic leaders has been laid to rest.

Meryl Welch helped lead Cornerstone from 148 students in the basement of Wealthy Street Baptist Church to its current location on 119 acres along East Beltline Avenue. 

Welch was the wife of Dr.

American Red Cross of West Michigan names new CEO

American Red Cross of West Michigan names new CEO

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The American Red Cross of West Michigan is getting a new CEO

Sam Tidwell takes over as the organization’s regional CEO August 5.  Tidwell replaces Cheryl Bremer, who retired at the end of June after six years of service for the Red Cross.  

“It has been a privilege to serve the wonderful communities that make up West Michigan through the Red Cross,” said Bremer. “We have seen tremendous community support and great partnerships form in the past several years and I believe these relationships will continue to grow in the years to come.”

 Tidwell previously served as regional CEO for the American Red Cross’ South Florida region, which is based in Miami.  Tidwell was raised in Michigan; his work with the Red Cross has also taken him to Nebraska and Washington D.C.

The American Red Cross of West Michigan is based at 1050 Fuller Ave.

Local author signing copies of 'The Fire Within' May 18

Local author signing copies of 'The Fire Within' May 18

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Pamela Bush will be signing copies of her book, “The Fire Within” in Greenville May 18.

The Stanton native’s book takes readers through her son’s battle with Crohn’s disease, his spiritual struggle, and the experimental attempts to save his life.

The book signing event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robbins Booklist, located at 320 S. Lafayette in Greenville.

Indoor Pistol League in Greenville

Indoor Pistol League in Greenville

The Indoor Pistol League has just ended at the Flat River Conservation Club located 8 Miles North of Greenville, Michigan on M-91. My husband & I were 2 of the 15 & 18 pistol enthusiasts who took part in this fun sport. We met on Monday’s beginning January 7 to March 11 each week to improve on our shooting ability.

I recently in the past few weeks had the help of Kevin Cramer coach me with his professional shooting tips. It paid off for me because each week there was improvement and I was surprised to receive this cool plaque on Tuesday, March 11 from Bob Pickle, a Club Board Member.

The Indoor .22 cal.

MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

It was a cold February day when MI House Representative Lisa Poshumus Lyons took a flying leap into a freezing pool for charity. It was the Legislative Polar Plunge at the Capitol Building in Lansing for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes. About 20 Michigan Legislators, plus Lt. Governor Brian Calley lined up to show their support for Special Olympics Michigan. The second annual Legislative Polar Plunge raised more than $30,000 to benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This Polar Plunge was one of 28 Polar Plunges throughout Michigan from January through this month to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.

From Greenville to Mexico to GR - Stella Royce

From Greenville to Mexico to GR - Stella Royce

 

by Victoria Upton