Columbine became a household name after two students murdered 12 classmates and one teacher and injured about two dozen more people before taking their own lives on April 20, 1999. One week ago today, Sandy Hook joined the ranks of Columbine, albeit with an even more deadly outcome. A total of 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., along with the gunman’s mother, before the gunman took his own life.
Diane Rogers not only makes her own Christmas gifts — she also has a clever way of tagging them. Following the holidays, the Gowen woman uses her Christmas cards and asks her family and friends to donate their cards as well so she can recycle them into personalized gift tags. In years past, Rogers has crocheted pot holders and afghans for family members and she also bakes cookies for those on her gift list. After wrapping her gifts, she applies one of her special gift tags.
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If you thought the Detroit Tigers made things interesting in 2012, wait until the 2013 season begins in April. Last year, the experts anointed the Tigers American League Central Division champions before the ink was dry on the new mega-deal of Price Fielder.
Turnovers will drive a coach mad, but more importantly, turnovers will cost a team the chance to win a ballgame. Sometimes teams are able to overcome turnovers, other times not. On Thursday night, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team turned the ball over 17 times and could not overcome annual powerhouse Portland St. Patrick in a 50-45 loss at home.
The Central Michigan women’s basketball team nearly reached the century mark in Florida on Thursday night. The Chippewas — playing in the Gator Holiday Classic — defeated Saint Joseph’s 98-84 in a game marred with 54 fouls.
Pending a signature from Gov. Rick Snyder, bipartisan legislature focused on a need to help protect children from sexual abuse will soon become Michigan law. Legislation known as “Erin’s Law,” sponsored by Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, to help prevent the sexual abuse of children in Michigan, has been finalized by the legislature and sent to Snyder to be signed into law.
Local law enforcement officials were called in to Central Montcalm High School Wednesday and today to investigate a rumor and whether it posed a potential threat to students and staff within the district. Superintendent Kristi Teall said after an investigation was performed by police in response to the rumor that began to circulate Wednesday, results showed no credible threat was found.
Several area businesses and many individual supporters are teaming up to hold the sixth annual free Christmas Eve dinner at the Bridge Street Cafe in Belding.
Greenville’s wrestling team opened O-K Bronze Conference play with an emphatic statement – somewhat. The Yellow Jackets got the first conference win of the season with a 71-0 shutout of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Wednesday night at Allinder Gym. The Jackets then got past Jackson Lumen Cristi 45-22.