Amy Pethers is more than proficient at planning parades. She has been organizing Belding Labor Day parades for four years now. Pethers and her husband reside in Sheridan, but Pethers grew up in Belding. Every year, the couple packs up and relocates about 20 miles southwest to stay with Pethers’ parents during annual Labor Day festivities in Belding.
When Art Mahar was just a young boy, he learned three very important steps to a philosophy passed down by his father that helped shape him to be the man he is today. That man, and this year’s Belding Labor Day Celebration grand marshal, continues to welcome customers with a smile and open arms at Belding Apothecary in downtown Belding after 27 years of filling prescriptions for patients young and old as a pharmacist.
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“If my parting has left a void / Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss / Oh yes, these things, I, too, will miss.” In November 1999, these words appeared on the memorial card at the funeral of Mary Lou Hornbrook. More than a decade later, they still ring true to those who knew her well. The pebbles Mary Lou tossed into the waters of Greenville’s social scene continue to create ripples all these years after her death.
Read the minutes of the Aug. 20 Bloomer Township Board meeting.
Two teachers from China have arrived in Greenville and are preparing their lesson plans for the start of the school year Tuesday. Zu Shule, 32, of the province of Shanxi in the city of Shuozhou, arrived in Greenville on Aug. 3. She will be teaching Mandarin Chinese to middle and high school students. Li Xin, 31, of the province Yunnan in the city of Kunming, arrived Aug. 12. She will be teaching math in Chinese to kindergardeners at Walnut Hills Elementary School for half of each day.
Kevin Murphy has been at his new job for eight weeks now. The new Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent is settled in. He is the former superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools, about 100 miles north of Carson City. “We (he, his wife, Mary, and their three children — freshman Kennedy, sixth-grader Jackson and second-grader Taylor) moved into the area about a month ago,” Murphy said. “It’s very important for us to get in the area and get settled so the kids are ready for school.
Chippewa Hills had the energy. Central Montcalm did not. The end result was a three set victory for the Warriors over the Green Hornets in the first CSAA volleyball match of the year on Tuesday.
The 34th annual Trufant Jubilee will take place this weekend in honor of a longtime Montcalm County commissioner. “This year our Jubilee is dedicated to Carl Paepke,” said festival organizer Virginia Christensen. Paepke of Pierson died April 18 at the age of 86. He was the District 5 commissioner for Montcalm County.
The Redskins swept the “other” Redskins in an Ionia County battle Tuesday night. 25-10, 25-13, 25-16. Hannah Linebaugh had seven kills to lead Belding…