Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Plan for the worst, hope for the best — that’s often the credo of organizers who help bring to life the week of the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. This year, it was the latter of that statement that had both 4-H kids and adults alike leaving on the final day of the fair week with smiles boasted proudly.
As Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines attended his final school board meeting Monday evening, the wheels began to turn in the district’s search for his successor.
Of the many accolades and recognitions awarded throughout the Montcalm County 4-H Fair, nothing may be more coveted than being crowned the winner of the sweepstakes showmanship championship competition.
Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.
A car-motorcycle crash that occurred this morning near the intersection of M-66 and Fenwick Road resulted in minor injuries for passengers involved.
Four area girls basketball teams joined a few others for a round robin of scrimmages to close out the month of June. Basketball season doesn’t start until November, but June and even July, are busy months for basketball programs with preparation for the season.
Montabella’s girls track team showed just how good they are for the second year in a row. The Mustang girls won the Mid-State Activities Conference for the second years in a row.
I worked for the U.S. Forest Service for two summers while still in high school. I, along with several other young men who were actually only boys at the time, was hired by the Baldwin, Michigan ranger station. Our primary duty was to fight forest fires within the Manistee National Forest, and we were on duty that Fourth of July. The daily temperature was in the 90’s and forest fires were rampant throughout the dry woods.
You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.