There are many residents in Belding who utilize the city’s transportation service, Dial-A-Ride, a fleet of five buses that assists residents in their travels to locations around town such as the grocery store, work, church and the like.
Bonnie Braman doesn’t think of herself as a thrill seeker; she’s just determined to keep life interesting and shake things up from time to time. Every 10 years or so, to be exact. This predilection for excitement got a foothold in Braman’s life on her 40th birthday with a trip down a water slide, riding a small, plastic sled. Not particularly daring, some might say, but it was a big step for Braman. “It doesn’t sound like much now,” she says, “but it was higher than anything I had slid from before or since.” Ten years later, on her 50th birthday, she climbed a rock wall for the first time. On her 60th, she walked the Mackinac Bridge; again, for Braman, a first. With her 70th birthday “event” approaching, Braman started considering possible new adventures. While discussing the ideas with a few friends, she mentioned the idea of a hot air balloon ride. Braman’s 7-year-old granddaughter, Ellie Braman, over heard the conversation.
“I want to go,” she chimed in excitedly.
It all started with a group of friends who wanted to play basketball. It evolved into Gus Macker Basketball — the original 3-on-3 tournament. Now 40 years later, Gus Macker is a community event. It’s a weekend event where family and friends still get together to play basketball for the love of the game.
Funeral notices for Thursday, July 25, 2013
For many years the tradition of nine months of school and a long summer break has been the norm in most public schools. But right now, in the middle of summer break, is a good time to ask whether this is the right thing for students.
Virginia Hawn can remember the joyful summer days when she was just 5 years old swimming in the various lakes of Michigan with family and friends, splashing and soaking up the sun, as so many children do today. Fast forward 85 years, and you will find that the 90-year-old Sheridan resident continues to swim to this day, though maybe with less splashing, as often as she can near her residence on Pearl Lake.
Somewhere around the 23rd century, B.C., some military leader, whose name has long since been lost to antiquity, realized that many of his soldiers were not coming back from battle, owing in large part to head wounds.
Family and friends gathered over the weekend to honor a fallen Marine through a community service program that will leave a mark on the Greenville area. On Sunday, family and friends of Lance Cpl. Matthias “Matt” Hanson participated in an Adopt-A-Highway program in Greenville to try to make a difference in Hanson’s name.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, July 24, 2013
As the end of July nears, so does final summer preparation for the upcoming high school football season. On Tuesday at Legacy Field in Greenville, four teams competed in a 7-on-7 passing camp, some for the final time this summer. The host Yellow Jackets welcomed the Lakeview Wildcats, Carson City-Crystal Eagles and Fulton Pirates on a beautiful, yet windy evening.