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How Often would you ever see a Sign like this

How Often would you ever see a Sign like this

I received this picture on my grandson Andrew’s Facebook page today.

How often has anyone ever seen anything like this? I just traveled that bridge last week with my son while visiting in Maryland.  I think it’s a Hoot.

My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

KENT COUNTY, Mich.--- The Kent Intermediate School District is throwing its support behind a sales tax hike to fix Michigan’s roads and provide additional funding for schools and local governments.

Thursday, March 19, the Kent ISD Board approved a resolution in support of Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5 ballot.  In the resolution, the Board said Michigan ranks last in the nation in transportation spending per person.  The Board also noted money being siphoned from the School Aid Fund to higher education, since the previous sales tax proposal generating funding for schools did not include colleges and universities.

My Town Walker: Crews try to squeak in work on busy corridor before snow starts

My Town Walker: Crews try to squeak in work on busy corridor before snow starts

WALKER, Mich.—A busy corridor that’s difficult to drive during holiday shopping season is about to become even more troublesome to travel.

Crews with the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin traffic signal work at Alpine Avenue (M-37) at 3 Mile Road Monday, which means lane closures for drivers.  One lane of 3 Mile Road will be closed from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily; double lane closures on northbound and southbound Alpine Avenue will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., meaning a single lane will be open in each direction overnight. The lane closures are expected to last through Thursday; however, the work is weather dependent.

OPINION: Snow Storms bring out Crazy Drivers

OPINION: Snow Storms bring out Crazy Drivers

We have crazy people out there today!!!!

Why is it that so many people just do not seem to think ahead, especially when the first snow storm arrives, like the one in progress right now as I am writing?

Driving to work today was quite an eye opener. I saw so many people stuck in the end of driveways at both homes and businesses. People who just plain refuse to clean their vehicles off just make driving so hazardous for both the driver and the people following behind them with all that extra snow blowing backward. One driver pulled out of a street half way up a hill on Bristol NW, expecting to travel up the rest of the way, only to get stuck in the middle of the hill, causing a backup of cars. Are these people who have never driven in snow before?

My Town Walker: Resources aplenty at Grand Rapids Veteran Expo Sept. 5-6

My Town Walker: Resources aplenty at Grand Rapids Veteran Expo Sept. 5-6

---NEWS RELEASE---

LANSING, Mich. (State of Michigan) – Veterans from across West Michigan can find out what their military service has earned them and what a grateful community has to offer them at the 2014 Grand Rapids Veteran Expo, Sept. 5-6 at the DeltaPlex Arena.

“Whether you hung up your uniform five months ago, five years ago or fifty years ago, there’s something here for you,” said Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff Barnes. “We want this to be a one-stop shop for veterans and their families, with services and information for every chapter of their lives.”

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: Interstate 96 construction leads to lane closures

My Town: Interstate 96 construction leads to lane closures

MARNE, Mich.—The construction cones should soon disappear from a portion of Interstate 96.

Crews with the Michigan Department of Transportation have been working this week on repairing a portion if eastbound I-96 from 16th Avenue in Marne to Alpine Avenue (M-37) in Walker.  The project has led to nightly lane closures, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  That project is expected to be complete by Friday, June 6, weather permitting.

For more project information, visit www.michigan.gov/drive