Warm weather did not slow people from coming to Springfest this Memorial Day weekend. Flea market, carnival rides and children relays in the park were just a portion of the activities that more than 4,000 spectators got to enjoy during the four-day festival.
Read the Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Read the Police Reports for Memorial Day weekend.
Dillon Wood is going to have a busy week. The Lakeview track runner will be getting ready for two big meets that are happening this week.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team battled some of the best competition in the state this weekend. The Yellow Jackets competed in the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Division 1 state championship at Jenison High School on Saturday.
After a nearly six-month search and 20 candidates, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education has selected Kevin Murphy to lead the district. Murphy, 42, is currently the superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools, about 100 miles north of Carson City. He will replace Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis, who has been serving as superintendent since Bob Swanson retired last summer. The school board was guided in the hiring process by Karl Hartman of North Pointe Group
Hundreds of elementary students waved flags and sang patriotic songs during the 33rd annual “We Love America Parade” at Central Montcalm High School Friday morning.
When Sandy Enness began whipping herself back into shape at age 52, a whipping is exactly what it felt like. It had been 21 years since the former marathoner had donned a pair of running shoes and, in her own words, she was “far out of shape.”
In a time when a “happy birthday” can be sent instantly, via cell phone or on Facebook, two long-standing friends continue to stick to the old fashion way by sending a card. Interestingly, it has been one card that has been sent back and forth for the past 40 years.
With tears slowly forming in his eyes on one of the proudest days he can remember, Al Guilfoyle strummed on his ukelele while singing a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as his son Bradley Guilfoyle, now a graduate of the Seiter Education Center, sat in the audience. At 26 years of age, Bradley, who is autistic, spent his final day at the school after graduating Friday from the center’s transition planning program, which is designed to guide young people with disabilities into areas of employment, post-secondary training, adult living, and community participation.