A Howard City-area home burned to the ground Monday morning after a lightning strike from a thunderstorm hit the residence. According to Howard City Fire Chief Randy Heckman, it is believed a work ladder leading up to the roof of the home helped attract the lightning strike, which occurred around 10 a.m. at 10815 Maple Hill Road north of M-46.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Greenville and Stanton communities are mourning the loss of a young man. Bruce “Tal” Bretzke III, 17, died unexpectedly Saturday night or Sunday morning at his home in Stanton. He was the son of Bruce and Kelly Bretzke.
Read the meeting minutes for the Crystal Township Board.
Four Greenville High School basketball players will have the opportunity to play in a high school all-star game. The recent graduates will take part in the Champions of Character All-star Basketball games on Thursday at Cornerstone University.
How does a downtown median sound? Whaddya think? Greenville’s Downtown Development Authority is taking a second look at putting a median in a couple of blocks of Lafayette Street.
A tower near the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was apparently struck by lightning this morning. “It scared the bejeebers out of us,” said Central Dispatch Director Tim Scott.
While boaters and campers where enjoying Wabasis Lake on Saturday, more than 110 children and 12 volunteer pilots enjoyed the same lake from an eagle’s view. “We flew over Wabasis Lake,” said 12-year-old Gabriel Eastman of Belding.”
She did not win the top title, but Audrey Frank was still beaming following the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant in downtown Muskegon late Saturday night. Frank, Miss Danish Festival 2011, won the Congeniality Award, worth a $500 scholarship.
This year’s Lakeview Summerfest, held Friday and Saturday, featured live music, a beer tent, a 5K run, kids games, a parade and dozens of other activities. Summerfest has grown steadily over the past 15 years and now rivals festivals held throughout the area. Though an afternoon thunderstorm diminished the crowds somewhat Saturday afternoon, revelers were back in full force by the time the beer tent got rolling in the early evening.