Sunday, February 7, 2016

Alpine Township Firefighters Association recognizes its own.

The Alpine Firefighters Association sponsored an Awards and Appreciation Dinner for Alpine Township Firefighters and their spouses or friends on Saturday night.  There is no doubt that Alpine Township has some of the most dedicated first responders in the County.  Chief Klomparens spoke about the need to respond faster, since furniture material can burst into flames so much faster than it used to.

One of the biggest events of the evening was recognizing Phil Brown as he retires after over forty years of service.  Phil has been a very strong link in the successful operation of the department and is one of Alpine Township's finest citizens.

Also recognized was Doug Kramer for producing a number of excellent training videos and for his devotion to the Alpine Township Fire Department.  A number of firefighters were recognized for their years of service.  The event took place at the banquet facilities of the Gracewil Golf Club.

Phil Brown with Fire Chief Dave Klomparens and Deputy Chief Jeremy Kelly
Doug Kramer with Fire Chief Dave Klomparens and Deputy Chief Jeremy Kelly
Firefighter Ron Heinbeck with his wife Cindy.  Ron was one of a number of firefighters
recognized for years of service, in Ron's case 45 years.
The event took place at Gracewil Country Club located in Alpine Township

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Joys of the Christmas Season

Our staff is always looking forward to the week before Christmas as our Assessor Betty Keebler prepares a wonderful breakfast for us with out of this world oatmeal pudding and quiche. Thanks, Betty!


Monday, December 14, 2015

Shop with the Sheriff 2015

The venue for shop with the Sheriff changed from Walmart to Meijer but over 50 kids from our communities were taken on a shopping trip by officers and deputies from the Kent County Sheriff's Department. The kids received vouchers to pay for their purchase, thanks to the generosity of local donors.

Kenowa Hills School liaison deputy Tim Erhardt and Alpine Township Community Policing Deputy Ryan Guernsey were two of the dozens of deputies who volunteered their time.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

SIgns of Christmas


 The Alpine Firefighters Association arranged for Breakfast with Santa this morning.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

ATBA Monthly Meeting

Members and guests of the Alpine Township Business Association (ATBA) enjoyed some special presentations at their membership meeting today.  The main topic was "Inbound Marketing" and the second was on GROW, a micro loan program for women.