Because there are now only six schools in the O-K Blue Conference, the Belding Redskins had to go out and get another team to play. The O-K Blue lost Grand Rapids Creston from their schedule when the Grand Rapids Public Schools board closed the high school after last school year.
Football season is officially under way now that the first full-team practices of the season are taking place. Belding’s football team had their first full-team practice Monday, and coach Joe Schwander was ready for his team to get going.
The Lakeview Wildcats will host the Morley Stanwood Mohawks to open the 2013 football season on Aug. 29. That’s one of just four home games at Kos Field this year as the Wildcats (5-4 in 2012) look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
The high school football season is officially underway. Today, across the state, is the first day of two-a-day practices, with the first game less than three weeks away. One area team got things started at the first possible moment.
Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police are seeking information related to two break-ins that have occurred in the past two days at the Pierson Trading Post.
The motto of this year’s Old Fashioned Days festival in Stanton might well have been “When Tractors Ruled the Earth.”
The 2013 Danish Festival royalty includes, front row, from left, Prince Hunter Hollenbeck, Miss Danish Festival Taylor Bretzke, Princess Dana Edgerly; back row, Young Miss First Runner-up Molly Rodenhouse, Young Miss Ema Skogseth, Miss Danish Festival First Runner-up Taylor Hedrick, Junior Miss Alexis Hallock and Junior Miss First Runner-up Morgan Masters.
The Hubbardston Book Nook exists as a labor of love. The library nestled inside the Hubbardston Community Center is a haven for local readers who have access to about 7,000 books, children looking for a safe and fun activity or anyone needing Internet access. The Hubbardston Book Nook Board is comprised of President Laura Fahey, Ruth Gee, Catrina Larsen, Genie Moriarty and Cherri Muirhead. They call themselves “the library ladies” and they raise all their own funds for books, bills and activities, as well as $350 in monthly rent to the Hubbardston Community Center.
Buck and Mary Ann Last have been a staple of the Crystal community for as long as most residents can remember. Together they founded the Crystal Arts Council. Mary Ann helped create popular women’s teas and was instrumental in starting the Crystal Herb Society in 1991. Buck has continued to help with organizing the Crystal Farmers Market. So when members of the Crystal Herb Society discovered that the husband and wife of 58 years would be moving to Midland to be closer to family, they decided to throw one last tribute to Mary Ann, in the style of a playful roast to celebrate their memories together.