Concessionaire sought for Pier Park
Courtesy photoThe concession stand runs from the Friday prior to Memorial Day until the Tuesday after Labor Day. GROSSE POINTE FARMS — It seemed a new life had started for the Pier Park concession stand last year when 40-year concessionaire Dick Graves retired and City of Grosse Pointe resident Holly Rutherford, known for her workgrossepointenews.com
Former health director will run Kalamazoo County until a new leader is found
KALAMAZOO, MI — Jim Rutherford officially started work as Kalamazoo County’s interim county administrator Thursday. As he prepared for his first day, Rutherford told MLive he is focused on helping the county for a period of months until a permanent administrator can be hired.mlive.com
Health officer chosen as Kalamazoo County’s next interim administrator
KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners selected Health Officer Jim Rutherford as interim county administrator. Rutherford was tapped for the interim role during discussions at the county board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18.mlive.com
Typhoons, wildfires, missiles: Teen flies solo round world
As teenage pilot Zara Rutherford flew ever onward in a record-challenging global odyssey, she met little as strange or scary as when she tried to squeeze in between North Korean airspace and a massive cloud threatening to cut off passage for her ultralight plane. “Well, they test missiles once in a while without warning,” Rutherford said. “Straight away they said: ‘Whatever you do, do not go into North Korean airspace!’” Fortunately the clouds cooperated enough and she didn't have to continue the crash course in applied geopolitics.news.yahoo.com
School mask mandate is still needed to protect children, Kalamazoo health officer says in response to criticism
KALAMAZOO, MI — Heath Officer Jim Rutherford, who has faced criticism after issuing a mask mandate for some students in Kalamazoo schools, is asking people to be patient. His statement came two days after Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Gisler called Rutherford a health dictator at a meeting. Rutherford has been targeted in citizen comments at Board of Commissioners meetings since the health department announced a mask mandate in August. Health professionals across the country and in Kalamazoo County continue to recommend people get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. Some parts of Kalamazoo County remain below 50% vaccinated‘We will not be disarmed’ citizens say as Kalamazoo County declares gun violence a public health crisismlive.com
Commissioner calls health officer ‘health dictator’ as Kalamazoo County votes 6-5 to support him
KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted by a thin margin to approve a resolution in support of the person in charge of the health department and its mask mandate, Health Officer James Rutherford. Gisler was in the minority Tuesday, as a motion to support Rutherford was approved. Commissioner Quinn said Rutherford and his staff have worked really hard throughout the pandemic, trying to protect people. Read the approved resolution below:The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution in support of Health Officer Jim Rutherford at the Sept. 21 meeting. The resolution, which a community suggested to the board, passed with six of 11 commissioners in support of moving it forward.mlive.com
Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries
Poor ventilation in school buildings across the U.S. will limit the ability of in-person instruction to resume safely. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired. Nationwide, an estimated 41% of school districts need to update or replace their heating, ventilation and cooling systems in at least half their schools, according to a federal report issued in June. Stephen Murley, the school superintendent in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said most of his district's 42 campuses have older air systems. Brian Toth, superintendent of the Saint Marys Area School District in northern Pennsylvania, said his districts five schools air systems have no exit vents to circulate fresh air in and the virus out.
Detroit police seeking suspect after mother, child shot after family argument
DETROIT Tuesday afternoon police were called out to a home on Rutherford near the intersection of Rutherford and Pembroke following a family argument that could have turned deadly. The incident started out as a fight between a brother and a sister. Somehow a weapon was retrieved and the sister who was carrying her baby ended up being shot along with the baby, said Commander Darrel Patterson of the Detroit Police Departments 8th Precinct. ORIGINAL: Mother and child shot on Detroits west side after family argumentBoth, the woman, 21, involved and her baby, 1, where taken to the hospital by the alleged shooter believed to be the victims own brother. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Departments 8th Precinct at 313-596-5840 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Mother and child shot on Detroits west side after family argument
DETROIT Tuesday afternoon police were called out to a home on Rutherford near the intersection of Rutherford and Pembroke following a family argument that could have turned deadly. Both, the woman involved and her baby where taken to the hospital by the alleged shooter believed to be the victims own brother. Right now were looking for the person of interest that is believed to be the shooter, said Commander, Patterson. Patterson says this just echoes the need for people to work their differences out with words and not weapons. Thank God that the baby and the mother are listed as going to be alright.
Wall Street traders head to the suburbs as Citigroup joins other banks taking coronavirus precaution
Hundreds of Wall Street traders are about to change their commute starting Monday. Wall Street is girding itself for the arrival of the coronavirus in its workforce. Banks have already banned nonessential international travel and urged employees to make sure they can work from home if needed. There are 33 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York as of Friday, with several thousand under precautionary quarantine, Gov. While most employees can work from home, sales and trading professionals need workstations with robust trading and compliance capabilities.cnbc.com
Businessman: I gave Kilpatrick nearly half a million dollars
Yesterday we finished the Kilpatrick Civic Fund chapter of the trial. 8:54AM So we haven't quite finished with the Kilpatrick Civic Fund. In May 2006, solicited by Kilpatrick Civic Fund for a donation. Would you have expected that his ability to raise funds for Civic Fund would have been impacted in a negative way? But it seems to me that hiring someone for purposes unrelated to Civic Fund seems inconsistent to me to the purposes we thought.