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Jason Blonde wins Auto Value Super Sprints feature

Jason Blonde wins Auto Value Super Sprints feature

From: http://www.berlinraceway.com

The fans came out in droves to see the Auto Value Super Sprints made their return to Berlin Raceway; they were treated to exciting racing in all of the divisions. Taking home the checkers were Jason Blonde, Seth Moody, Billy Shotko, Brian Tillema and Terry Byrne.

Summerfest coordinator named

Summerfest coordinator named

The Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce has named LeeAnn Creager of the Coopersville Farm Museum the Coordinator of this year's Summerfest Celebration.

Creager has already scheduled the first Summerfest Event Coordinator meeting for Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI 49404.

In attendance on Wednesday will be Pat Raap, the new head of communication between the city and Summerfest Event Coordinators. The Coopersville Rotary has also suggested that Jenna Faliki and Kate Terpstra coordinate all of the food vendors and the Arts and Crafts show, respectively. Both of their official appointments will be subject to the Rotary's final approval.

Including Wednesday's meeting, all of the event coordinators will meet a total of six times leading up to the Summerfest Celebration from August 6-11.

 

CAPS - Girls Varsity Soccer Coach is Coach of the Year

CAPS - Girls Varsity Soccer Coach is Coach of the Year

From the Coopersville Area Public Schools Facebook page:

Congratualtions to our Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Pat Harig - Michigan High School Coaches Association, Division 3, District 35 Coach of the Year!

Benefit for musician Bill Whelpley this Sunday

Benefit for musician Bill Whelpley this Sunday

Visit http://www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org/ for additional information.

CHS - Spring Sports Banquet

CHS - Spring Sports Banquet

From the Coopersville Area Public Schools Facebook page:

Congratulations to the senior athlete award winners: Athletes of the Year: Mike Carey & Taylor Curtis, Rush Memorial Sportsmanship: Lucas Johnson & Sarah Veldman, Douglas Corridini Spirited Athlete: Chris Becerra, Triple Crown: Laura Bush, Taylor Curtis, Sarah Veldman, Alex Drew, Lucas Johnson, Alex Melinn, and Evan VanderKolk

Union offers apprenticeship model to talent-constrained firms

Union offers apprenticeship model to talent-constrained firms

By Joe Boomgaard

COOPERSVILLE — Companies looking for a model of how to maintain a highly skilled workforce might turn to the example set by an unlikely source, at least in West Michigan: a skilled trade union.

When Ryan Bennett, business agent of the West Michigan Plumbers, Fitters and Service Trades Local #174 based in Coopersville, hears companies complaining about the struggles of finding talented workers, he said he can’t help but notice that most of those companies don’t take an active role in developing their current and future workforces.

“We’ve kept an eye on the industry and stayed on top of where it’s going and figured out ways to teach our workers,” Bennett told MiBiz.

Through apprenticeship programs and continuous training, licensing and certification offerings, the plumbers union...

Walking for "Lori's Voice"

Walking for "Lori's Voice"

MARNE MI ~Mark your Calendars for June 16, 2012 ~ Help "Lori's Voice"  to raise money for special needs children. Come and walk! Bring your friends! 

The walk will take place at St. Mary's in Marne winding through the parking lot to the end of the road. Rain or shine-9:00 AM-noon.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM-please go to the website to download a registration form and pledge sheet http://www.lorisvoice.org/ Don't miss out on all the fun!! With your $15 registration fee you will receive a custom embroidered T-shirt!! Check out the website to learn more!