Say the words “shop class” and certain images come to mind, not all of them flattering — kids gluing inexpertly-cut bits of wood together to form end tables of questionable stability or uninspired students counting the minutes until the 3 p.m. bell. There’s an altogether different picture being painted in Dave Albert’s woodworking shop at Lakeview High School, however.
Some guitarists say the sound is in the hands, the magical interplay of fingertips on steel; others say it’s all about the equipment — the instrument, the amps, the microphones. For Ryan Hallengren, the music comes straight from the heart and nothing — not even cerebral palsy — is going to keep that music locked up inside him.
Funeral Notices for Monday, April 2, 2012
Central Montcalm has a new baseball coach and he’s got high expectations for his team. The Green Hornets are going to be led by Rocky Studley, who takes over for John Johnson this season.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys golf team returns just two players with varsity experience. To say the least, the Yellow Jackets will be inexperienced and looking for growth from this year’s team.
The Lakeview Wildcats softball team went 17-9 last year. They return five experienced players and four of their top five hitters in 2012. Returning for the Wildcats are Liz Nielsen, Andrea Henry, Chelsea Lint, Keelie Outman and Erin Vanderzand. They lost Jessica Keilholtz, Dani Johnson and Lindsay Larsen.
The Tri County Area Schools community has come together to mourn the death of a Pierson teenager who drowned in a fishing accident in Little Whitefish Lake. Sheriff’s divers recovered the body of Dalton Gustinis at 2 p.m. on Saturday — 38 hours after he disappeared. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Little Whitefish Lake in Pierson Township at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday.
Come mid-April, some longtime residents of Lakeview may be surprised to see orange barrels again lining downtown Lincoln Avenue. Just over a decade ago, road crews descended on the village and worked through the summer tearing up old pavement and putting down new. Updated curb and gutter work was also completed at that time.
For the last three weeks, it’s been all about cats and dogs at Ellis Elementary School in Belding. Pupils in kindergarten, second grade and special education classes have been working with the Safe Haven Humane Society of Ionia to prepare more than 70 pet care bags for the seventh annual Michigan Pet Expo at the Deltaplex Arena today and Sunday in Grand Rapids.
Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 31, 2012