The war in Vietnam was in full swing when Roy Burmeister, who grew up in the Rothbury area, reached draft age. Though he had never considered a career in the military, when his papers came, Roy — like so many young men of the era — answered the call. Even now, after serving with the military for over 40 years, Roy remembers his thoughts on the day his draft notice arrived.
Many families and friends teamed up Saturday at Birchwood Golf Course during the Play “Fore” the Cure for Multiple Sclerosis (PMS) golf fundraiser that raised more than $11,000. For Grand Rapids resident Steve Broekema the good weather was a chance to be around friends and support PMS fundraiser.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 23, 2012
A huge crowd was on hand Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway to watch a spectacular night of racing sponsored by Engine Pro.
In order to repeat as champions of the Greenville Men’s Slowpitch Softball Tournament, Sports Galore would have to win three straight games, including two in the finals. Team Rowdy allowed them to win one of the two finals games, but then came back from a deficit to take the tournament.
Full road closures of M-57 will begin on Monday and last until Wednesday night. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman John Richard said the full road closure of M-57 will begin at 6 a.m. Monday from Hillcrest Street to the Flat River and last until 8 p.m. Wednesday for a resurfacing project.
LAKEVIEW — Randy Hansen was 10 years old when he saw a police officer stop a car and write someone a ticket. “I thought that looks like a lot of fun,” chuckled Hansen. “And it is,” he added. Hansen, 55, of Lakeview, recently retired after working 36 years with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and related county offices He was hired as a dispatcher in 1976, when he was 19 years old. He had no background in law enforcement whatsoever.
Paul McKinnon has witnessed many changes at the Montcalm County Jail in his 25 years there. McKinnon, 59, Greenville, recently retired as a corrections officer. He had worked in retail management, but decided to switch jobs. He was hired in 1987 after he heard about an opening at the jail from former Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Gary Durham.
Sporting a red mohawk and proudly wearing his Belding football T-shirt, Hunter O’Connor, 9, confidently gripped a red and yellow rubber sledgehammer as he approached the High Striker carnival ride at the Ionia Free Fair. With one quick strike onto the game’s metal pad, he successfully rang the bell at the top of the carnival game Friday evening, as did his two cousins, who all quickly began sword fighting with the inflatable swords they had just won.
Read the funeral notices for Saturday, July 21, 2012.