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Governor Snyder introduces Rising Tide initiative

Governor Snyder introduces Rising Tide initiative

Gov. Rick Snyder made a visit to West Branch on Friday, Feb. 16, to introduce his new program, Rising Tide. Approximately 50 people, business owners, government officials, concerned citizens and community leaders, were invited to attend the meeting.

The mission of the Rising Tide initiative is to provide at-risk communities with the tools they need to design and build a successful economic framework. It supports vibrant, thriving communities to attract business investment...

Update on the Ogemaw County Historical Museum

Update on the Ogemaw County Historical Museum

On Feb. 13, I was invited to the West Branch Kiwanis Club meeting. They wanted an update on the museum and coming events. I took an old map from the 1940s, that had been donated by Brenda Simmons, showing all the resort businesses in Ogemaw County. I also took in pictures of the Kiwanis Minstrel Show that existed in the late 1940s and 1950s, along with some old programs. Finally I talked about the lumber and farming artifacts that are now housed in the garage behind the museum and how Butch David has made this all possible. We are planning in the spring to restore the old...

Schaiberger announces bid for State Rep

The founder of the Edwards Seed Company

My name is Tim Schaiberger and I am asking to be your state representative. The 103rd District of Michigan includes Ogemaw, Crawford, Roscommon, Missaukee, and Kalkaska counties. I am a lifelong resident of Ogemaw County. I have served on the West Branch City Council, West Branch Planning Commission, and the West Branch Regional Medical Center board. I have also served as president of the West Branch Kiwanis, executive director of the Ogemaw Kids Club, Junior Achievement volunteer, and I am a small business owner...

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Good News from the WB/RC Schools
Congratulations to the Future Farmers of America members who participated in the District Leadership Contests recently...
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