The path to success in life never ends — this according to 1961 Vestaburg alumna Dianne Wilson, who spoke about the importance of never stopping an education to the 49 students at Vestaburg High School’s graduation Sunday. “Did you ever hear the saying that you are a part of a forever learning situation?” Wilson asked the class and a packed audience at the school’s gymnasium. “You don’t just go out in life and exist. You continue a lifetime of living and learning. You should never cease to search fulfilling the person you are meant to be.”
Ryan Schlehuber “Scoop”
For the 72 the students that comprised Carson City-Crystal’s class of 2016, Sunday’s graduation was a time of reflection of the past, celebration of the present and a focus on the future. Kennedy Murphy, one of the speakers of Carson City-Crystal’s graduation ceremony, touched on all three timelines in a speech to her class, giving sound advice to cherish what they’ve accomplished but to also have the courage to continue to strive for better as they move on to the next chapter of their lives and careers.
The more you learn about certain parts of history, the more you yearn to know more. That’s how Randy Knepper came to know Norman Edsall, his great-uncle and Greenville native who perished in a small battle in 1899. Although they are separated by 82 years, Knepper, 61, of Saginaw, probably knows more about Norman Edsall than any other living soul today. Unbeknownst to perhaps many Greenville residents, Edsall is a famous name in the U.S. Navy.
April Petersen has a knack for finding beauty in all things, even things other people may just pitch or burn. Her creative knack for bringing life back to something that was discarded or broken has led to the opening of a new, unique business, Pink & Frillos, a quaint retail store offering what she describes as “modern vintage” items, both new and old, repurposed, repainted and or refurbished.
In January, Jami Wickerink and Angie Chaffins were out of a job when Ta Da Salon closed its doors. However, it wouldn’t be long before the two hair stylists and longtime friends soon opened another door — of opportunity.
The Montcalm Area Human Resources Association (MAHRA) officially formed last fall, creating bylaws and an executive board. The organization, to date, has 21 members from both Montcalm County and Ionia County (Belding) representing a range of industries, such as education, manufacturing, media and work development.
Saturday’s crisp, cold weather brought out the bravest of brave “plungers” for the 8th annual Polar Plunge, as 130 participants jumped into the cold waters of Turk Lake, raising $40,500 for Special Olympics. The event has been held at Turk Lake for the past three years, with the first five years at Clifford Lake, but this year was by far the coldest plunge yet, according to event coordinator Jim Dennis.
In the five years he has been a para-professional at the Montcalm Area Career Center, Randy Scheese has noticed something alarming — several 11th and 12th grade students in the classrooms were struggling to read.
John Johansen and Mark Christensen were named chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee at Wednesday’s quarterly meeting.
Curbside pickup for recyclables won’t be a part of Stanton’s benefits with a new trash service contract with Republic Services, but it’s still an option.
The Stanton City Commission unanimously voted Tuesday night to finalize a five-year contract with Republic Services, which has serviced the city for solid waste pickup for more than 10 years.