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SUV Rolled Over in Plainfield Accident

Three people were hurt after a crash at Plainfield Avenue and Airway Street this morning about 11 a.m. One of the vehicles involved was an SUV, which rolled over during the accident. Kent County Dispatch says the injuries in the accident were minor.

To: Citizens of Plainfield Charter Township

From: http://www.plainfieldchartertwp.org/

Robert Homan, Plainfield Township Superintendent, has submitted to the Township Board a notice of his intention to retire. The Plainfield Charter Township Board has appointed a Superintendent Search and Review Committee to identify and review the credentials of persons who may be interested in the position of Superintendent and who submit résumés. The Committee invites any interested resident of Plainfield Township to comment on the position of Superintendent and the characteristics they believe would be desirable in the next Township Superintendent or any other matter involving the search process.

For more information, meeting Agendas and Minutes of past meetings of the Superintendent Search and Review Committee, please click here.

Plainfield Township Supervisor - The Long Hot Summer is Over

Plainfield Township Supervisor - The Long Hot Summer is Over

From: http://www.plainfieldchartertwp.org

Looking back at the long hot summer of 2012, I trust you have some very good memories of your activities with friends and loved ones. During the days of incredible heat and humidity, it looked as if summer would never end when sitting in a traffic slow-down due to construction projects on our roads and highways. It seems there has been an unusually high number of road projects this summer, plus a number of water/sewer projects that affected the roads indirectly. Bottom line; it was difficult finding a direct route to your destination no matter where you were going.

Plainfield Township Manager - The End of a Long and Interesting Journey

Plainfield Township Manager - The End of a Long and Interesting Journey

From: http://www.plainfieldchartertwp.org

More than 16 years ago the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees hired me to work for them as Plainfield Township’s first Manager (technically, “Superintendent”). This was my third appointment as a township manager in the State of Michigan. After more than 40 years in local government, I have just submitted a letter to the Township Board stating that I intend to retire on March 2, 2013. Stress and difficulties often accompany a person in my position, but I consider my career to have been a privilege to work for the benefit of the communities I have served - particularly Plainfield Township, my home. As this may be my last Profile article, I’d like to reflect on my service to this community.

County Wide Food Drive

County Wide Food Drive

Access of West Michigan is having a County Wide Food Drive from October 8-13, 2012  to benefit Kent County food pantries. Your donation of non-perishable food & personal care items will help those in need in over 60 Kent County food pantries. Here are suggested donations & drop-off locations.

Suggested Items for Donation

Cereal
Soup
Rice
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned meats (tuna, chicken, stew, etc.)
Pasta and pasta sauce
Peanut butter
Soap: dish, laundry, bar
Toilet paper
Diapers
Shampoo and conditioner
Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Drop-Off Locations

Family Fare Grocery Stores
D&W Grocery Stores
Duthler Family Foods
Fulton Heights Foods
Forest Hills Foods
Aldi
Walgreens
Mercantile Bank branches
Fifth Third Bank branches

Married couple to make big swim across Lake Michigan, Escort boats needed

Married couple to make big swim across Lake Michigan, Escort boats needed

Sara and Jeff Tow of Belmont will become the first married couple to swim across Lake Michigan, from Two Rivers, Wis. to Ludington, while raising awareness of postpartum depression (PPD). This unprecedented swim also will be the first crossing of Lake Michigan by a U.S. female and the second and third lake crossing at Lake Michigan’s midpoint by any individual.

On Sunday, August 5, the team of boats that had committed to escorting the Tows across the lake backed out after nearly a month of working together. By Monday night, the Tows were able to secure one power boat to act as guide across the lake. After a year of training for this event, the Tows are down to the final days to make the swim a reality. A second boat would provide a safety net in case there were issues with the primary boat.

Student art contest winner

Student art contest winner

Every year Chandler Woods Charter Academy puts on a mini “Art Prize” contest encouraging the students to express their creativity and competitive spirit. This year’s winner is Elise Swanson for her untitled Canvas with Crayons piece. She is pictured above alongside Chandler Woods Principal, Barb Lindquist.