Athena luncheon is tomorrow
The local Athena Leadership Luncheon will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Walldorff Brewpub and Bistro in Hastings.
Janis Fitzgerald, a Middleville resident and volunteer at Thornapple Kellogg schools, will be the guest speaker.
The luncheon kicks off the Athena nominations and will honor past recipients.
Tickets, which include lunch, are $25 each or $175 for a table that seats eight.
Guests may pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/Athenaluncheon.
Trail group to meet Sept. 11
The local chapter of the North Country National Scenic Trail will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Delton District Library.
The Chief Noonday chapter includes Barry, Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties. The meetings are open to anyone with interest in the group or the trail, regardless or membership.
The next meeting will be an “open mic night,” with individuals sharing tales of "interesting folks I've meet while on the North Country Trail."
The library is at 330 N. Grove St. (M-43), Delton.
Anyone who wants to gather before the meeting may meet for supper at 5:30 p.m. at Bowens Family Dining, 11176 S M-43 Hwy on the south side of Delton going out of town.
Hastings Police accepting cadet applications
The Hastings City Police Department is accepting applications for cadets until the end of September. The program, which runs until May, currently has seven of its 15 spots open for high school students from the Barry County area.
Cadets meet twice a month, once for community service, such as raking leaves, working with United Way or Shop with a Cop, and once for training activities. Participants learn from state and local officers about such police aspects as traffic stops, crime scene investigation and more.
Hastings City Police Sgt. Kris Miller, who oversees the program, said it gives cadets contacts for the future if they want to go into the police academy.
Students can pick up applications at the Hastings City Police Department front desk.