She did not win the top title, but Audrey Frank was still beaming following the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant in downtown Muskegon late Saturday night. Frank, Miss Danish Festival 2011, won the Congeniality Award, worth a $500 scholarship.
This year’s Lakeview Summerfest, held Friday and Saturday, featured live music, a beer tent, a 5K run, kids games, a parade and dozens of other activities. Summerfest has grown steadily over the past 15 years and now rivals festivals held throughout the area. Though an afternoon thunderstorm diminished the crowds somewhat Saturday afternoon, revelers were back in full force by the time the beer tent got rolling in the early evening.
The health officer of the Mid-Michigan District Health Department has issued an order declaring the designer drugs known as synthetic marijuana and the poisons known as “bath salts” a threat to public health. This order enables local law enforcement to order people to stop selling these drugs and to remove them from store shelves, and to confiscate the drugs if necessary. The order applies to Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties.
Read The Daily News funeral notices for Monday, June 18, 2012.
All season Central Montcalm coach Gary Buchholz said his boys golf team could shoot in the 320-stroke range for 18 holes. It took until the Division 3 state finals to do it, but they did, combining for a 313 in the second round of the tournament at Forest Akers East Golf Course on the campus of Michigan State University.
With its many bike trails and steady flowing Flat River, one doesn’t have to look far when searching for an opportunity to kayak, canoe or bike throughout the greater Montcalm and Ionia areas. The upcoming Paddle to Pedal event, hosted by Double RR Ranch in Belding, will provide an opportunity for family and friends to take in a little of all of these activities while enjoying the natural beauty found along the Flat River and scenic countryside.
Doris Moore was a feminist decades before the term came into common usage. An outspoken advocate for women’s rights, Doris — like her mother and grandmother before her — spent much of her life chasing the equality she sees as the due of all women.
Glen Strouse thought he was going to Larry’s Northtown Furniture and Appliance Friday morning to help his mom, Fran, pick out a new chair. Instead, he stood speechless when told that his 10-year-old daughter, Faith, had entered The Daily News/Larry’s Northtown “Glad You’re My Dad!” contest and won a new chair for him. Just in time for Father’s Day.
How much is a tree worth? About $468.75, according to the U.S. District Court. That’s how much Ray and Joann Christensen and their son, Joe Christensen, of Montcalm Township, were ordered to pay times 96 for the 96 trees they cut down on a portion of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, June 16, 2012