Since she was 5 years old, all she loved to do was sing, dance and act and she plans to take her triple-threat talent all the way to Broadway. Esha Howe, 17, plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University this fall to pursue musical theater in hopes of being in front of the camera and on the Broadway stage. “It’s that one moment when everyone is looking at you to see what you can do,” said Howe of her favorite part of acting.
Rosalyn and Audrey Wyse are twin sisters that are doing something else together — they’re headed to the Division 1 track finals. The twins are going in different events. Rosalyn is competing in the 300-meter hurdles and the high jump while Audrey is going in the pole vault.
If Scott Foote of Belding wins a medal at the Division 2 state finals Saturday, he will have set records all throughout the Belding Area Schools. Foote is trying to win a medal at the state finals in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300 hurdles. He currently owns the records for hurdle events since seventh grade.
An 18-year-old Stanton man is in jail in connection to a reported theft of a motorcycle on County Farm Road Thursday afternoon. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s office, the theft was reported shortly before noon and during the early evening hours later the same day, the owner saw two suspects with his motorcycle on Sidney Road west of M-66.
Spectrum Health United Hospital held ribbon cuttings and an open house for the new Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department and Heart and Vascular Center on Thursday evening. “It’s very beautiful,” said David Mack, Spectrum Health United Memorial’s board president. Mack said the community’s on-going support of the hospital is essential for the growth in the future.
The Vestaburg high school graduating class of 2102 celebrated Thursday with their family, friends and community. Valedictorians Lauren Bissell, Jared Wing, Samuel McNerney and Elaine Lowery each added their own personality to the valedictory address. Each of them shared memories of times past and each expressed their awareness of how their education and families have prepared them for this moment in their lives.
More cuts may be necessary for the Central Montcalm Public School as it strives to submit a balanced budget to the state in four weeks. In April, the board approved $1.5 million in cuts. In May, they made another $238,000 in cuts. At a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, board members learned an additional $500,000 to $600,000 in cuts may be necessary.
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Sixteen hot air balloons will float into town May 31, bringing the 40th annual Frontier Days celebration with them. Frontier Days is scheduled for May 30-June 3 in Carson City.
An irrigation wire thief has been sent to prison after being apprehended by a band of farming brothers and police troopers after being tracked 3 miles in the snow and nearly freezing to death. Justin Wilcox, 31, of Morley, was charged with malicious destruction of personal property more than $1,000 and larceny. He pleaded no contest to malicious destruction of personal property. He was recently sentenced to from 15 months to five years in prison for victimizing Carr Farms Inc.