This is a sad but true story. I was at a local grocery store the other day doing my normal price comparison before buying anything. No big deal? Maybe not for you. I happen to be legally blind.
A local teacher will appear in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” along with 65 of his professional Santa colleagues. Ted Flynn is a social studies teacher and athletic director at Grattan Academy for most of the year. He dabbles as a professional Santa in winter.
Lakeview’s wrestling team came up just short at the Tri County Wrestling Invitational Saturday, but the Wildcats won’t complain too much. The Wildcats lost in the championship match to Chippewa Hills 49-22 to take second. It was their only loss on the day.
Greenville’s “A” wrestling team came back from a pair of losses to ranked Division 1 teams with a sweep of its own wrestling invitational Saturday. The Yellow Jackets beat all five opponents in the meet, finishing with a slightly controversial 36-35 win over Byron Center.
American Paint Horse Association (APHA) amateur competitor Cheryl Vasi of Gowen captured a World Championship title at the 2011 APHA World Championship Paint Horse Show. The show, which was Nov. 2–12 in Fort Worth, Texas, is one APHA’s premier events.
For seven Carson City-area children, playing with Lego blocks became more than just play. They built Lego-based robots for a competition at Michigan State University (MSU).
Toys for Tots will host a second toy distribution for Montcalm County children in need. There is still time if you know a child that didn’t receive toys from the first toy distribution on Saturday and did not receive toys from the Lions Club distribution.
Today is my grandson, Louie’s, birthday. He is six. It is also the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. I watched the news tonight. They were honoring 120 of the men who survived Pearl Harbor. It made me think of how that history is going fast. Those survivors are in their late eighties. How will this history stay alive? How will little Louie know what it is all about? It will stay alive because we will remember and we will pass it on. It is our familial and civic duty.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Special to The Daily News BELDING — Several members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Chamber staff member Jody Paulsen recently participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new business venture in Grattan called Cricket’s Crop Shop. The shop, owned by Dianna Force, opened in June to serve scrapbook enthusiasts. “I [...]