Angela and John Elliott roamed the village street with their five boys, ranging in age from a rambunctious 10-year-old to an 8-week-old baby wrapped in a sling. The boys darted from building to building, enjoying a sample of what life was like back then. The Stanton family was one of many visiting Heritage Village on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus for the 29th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival during a three-day celebration that features historical displays, events and entertainment on the village just west of the Montcalm Community College campus.
Zane Weaver is ready to get back on the football field. It’s been nearly two years since the 2011 Greenville High School graduate was able to strap on a Northern Michigan University (NMU) football helmet outside of practice.
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Twelve years ago, in the confines of the pediatric intensive care unit at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Tara Rackham, just shy of turning two, was clinging to life. Her mother, Sharnel Rackham, sat by her unconscious daughter, holding her little hand close and praying for a recovery.
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OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP — A two-car collision on M-57 resulted in a driver losing his life the morning of Aug. 3. At around 5:50 a.m., a 28-year-old woman from Gowen, driving westbound on M-57 in a black 2010 Ford Taurus, attempted a passing maneuver between Lappley Avenue and Wabasis Avenue, just past The Golf Emporium. As [...]
Andy and Molly Brown had never attended a county land auction, but that didn’t stop them from being the first two in line at the Sheridan Community Center on Friday morning.
The husband and wife from Grand Rapids traveled to Sheridan for the annual Ionia/Montcalm County minimum bid land auction. They were joined by more than 100 individuals seeking to purchase foreclosed properties.
You throw like a girl. You run like a girl. Both are comments heard throughout the childhoods of boys and girls everywhere. It’s not meant to be a compliment, but rather, it’s an insult to girls and usually said amongst boys. The truth is, it means girls are inferior. It means girls are unable to do things well, at least, as well as boys do. It means they are no good at sports. They are weak and not strong.
In a world where negativity, violence and pain are never hard to find, a child is a thing of innocence. Simple, unassuming, beautiful innocence.
But sometimes that innocence is corrupted by neglect or malice or spite. Sometimes it is intentional and sometimes it is accidental. Sometimes it is merely circumstance.
In grade school, Rachelle Stevens was a happy child, always laughing, always smiling. According to her childhood friend, Jenny Ehle, Rachelle had a great attitude and a penchant for making fast and true friends.
Rachelle also had a brain tumor, one that in high school several years later, would claim her life.