This is the kind of item that gets a professional surveyor excited.
The DNR's Matt Dontz found this original cedar survey post in a stream near Atlanta, in Montmorency County recently. The General Land Office of the U.S. government did the survey of Michigan's townships in 1850. The post was set to mark a section, or quarter corner and were driven into the ground each half-mile. It was preserved by the water, Forestry and Surveying experts agree the find is extremely rare, even with today's GPS technology.
WOOD Radio was represented at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards by Lauren Smith and Greg Ghering, seen here with WOOD's Station of the Year award (for the Commercial Radio Market 2 category).
A dedicated team of reporters and anchors, hosts, producers and board operators, and our program director helped the station earn this honor.
In addition to this award, WOOD also won Best-in-Category awards for breaking news (with a report about the Kent County Prosecutor's investigation into the Roy Schmidt party-switch), newscast (by John Bry), feature programming (for a news report on religion and politics), play-by-play sportscast (by Bob Kaser, calling a Griffins game), and regularly scheduled weekend broadcast personality or team (for the Flowerland Show's fritillaria segment).
WOOD Radio also received Merit awards for breaking news (on the crane collapse at the Kent County Correctional Facility), morning show broadcast personality or team (Gary, Steve, and Lauren on West Michigan's Morning News), and regularly scheduled weekend broadcast personality or team (for the Flowerland Show's "Polk Salad Annie" segment).