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The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center iS NOW OPEN AT OR EXPANDED AND renovated 

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Speaker series continues in NCMHC’s new space!

The Newaygo County Museum will continue our popular Speaker Series with Graydon Dimkoff, Newaygo County Probate Judge. Graydon will present his talk “Stories from the Bench” as the fourth speaker in our amazing new renovated and expanded space. Please join us at the Museum at 12 Quarterline on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 pm.

The presentation will involve stories from his experiences as a Probate Court Judge, a peek or two at a lengthy career in the Law and his take on our legal system.


Judge Graydon W. Dimkoff was appointed Chief Judge of the Newaygo County Probate Court by Governor John Engler and took the bench on April 1st, 1998. Judge Dimkoff graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 and Wayne State University Law School in 1972. Judge Dimkoff served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp as a U.S. Army attorney from 1973 to 1976, and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1993.


He opened his law office in Newaygo County in 1976 and practiced general law until his appointment to the bench.


Judge Dimkoff also serves as a judge in the Family Court Division of the 27thCircuit Court, handling many different types of cases in what is commonly referred to as “Family Court.”  Judge Dimkoff is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Newaygo County Bar Association, U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan and U.S. District Court – Western District of Louisiana. He was a former member of the Fremont Downtown  Development Authority, Fremont Public Schools Board of Education, Fremont Rotary Club, and Michigan Board of Foresters, among other civic and charitable endeavors.


Please join us at the Museum on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 pm for this forty-minute presentation, fourth in our new building, of our Heritage Speaker series, which will be followed by a time of questions and answers. The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is at 12 Quarterline in downtown Newaygo. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

 Donations are matched at 50 percent by the Fremont Area Community Foundation, which provides core operational support for the organization.