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Bissell Pet Foundation funded record number of pet adoptions this fall.
On the surface, the Kent County Animal Shelter seems to be mainly about dogs and cats, but it is really a business that revolves around people and their relationship with animals. Read More
Engelsma’s Apple Barn wins the statewide cider contest again this year.
Jim, Becky and Bridget Engelsma’s recipe for award-winning fresh apple cider is pretty simple as far as the ingredients go: several varieties of apples, period. No preservatives, either. Read More
The president of the MiEIBC has been a member of the Michigan House and previously worked on campaigns here and in Scotland.
For a guy who isn’t 40 yet, the president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council seems to already have been there and done that. Read More
A nonprofit has won a federal grant to help expand community supported agriculture in the region. Read More
Some individuals are critical of how the millage revenue will be spent.
December 12, 2014
Hiring of additional staff is underway in Kent County, as is the search for a new home for the county’s office of veterans services, the result of the successful millage vote in November. Read More
Natural Resources Trust Fund recommends grant of $810,000 to help buy 170 acres.
December 12, 2014
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board is recommending the Michigan Legislature fund 69 recreation development projects and land acquisitions in 2015, one of which is the purchase of 170 acres in Caledonia Township by Kent County for addition to an undeveloped park. Read More
Waste haulers object to being ‘tax collectors.’
While Kent County commissioners move closer to a Dec. 18 vote on their latest plan for covering future “legacy” costs of three old county landfills, waste haulers are objecting to being tax collectors for the county government. Read More
Committee unanimously endorses 2 percent wage increase per year.
A committee of the Kent County board of commissioners has approved three union contracts that will include 2 percent raises each year for three years, if the full board gives its assent Dec. 18. Read More