The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a young man who murdered an elderly Hubbardston woman should be resentenced on the conviction of first-degree murder. Justin Stephens, 24, was convicted by a jury trial in July 2011 of killing Bernita “Billie” Cunningham, 80, in her Hubbardston home in December 2006. Stephens was 17 years old at the time of the murder.
Enter a public school in the fall and there is a beehive of activity with students and staff buzzing around in organized chaos working together, learning, discovering and creating knowledge. But just as a dormant honeybee hive in the winter contains worker bees huddling, shivering and rotating, what appears to be a quiet school in the summer contains staff ordering, cleaning and organizing for a new school year.
The 2013 Howard City Harvest Festival Queen and Princess pageant was held Aug. 13 at Tri County High School. Meagan Bean, 16, was crowned Harvest Festival queen.
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When school is in session, I love to drive by playgrounds during recess time and watch the children at play. Sadly, today the pressure to push academics has caused critics to argue that this time could be better used in the classroom. Unfortunately, there are many schools throughout the country that are doing away with this activity in an effort to increase instructional time and test scores.
The days are becoming shorter and although the current heat wave doesn’t suggest it, the nights will get crisper, the leaves will eventually turn and the autumn of the year will be upon us. For some that means apple cider, wagon rides, playing in the leaf pile and long walks in the woods. It also means the start of another school year with all that it brings and, of course, the return of high school football as our local champions carry the banner for their communities across the state.
After a win in the Daily News Invitational Saturday, Belding’s volleyball team got into some dual action Tuesday. Belding beat Saranac in the first dual of the season 25-7, 25-7, 25-8 in a battle of teams nicknamed the Redskins that lasted just 44 minutes.
Three years ago, Lakeview High School was placed on the state’s list of lowest-achieving schools, and district residents were left reeling. Last week, the school was placed on another list. This time, everybody’s smiling.
Greenville boys fifth, girls sixth: The Yellow Jackets finished last in the Red Division in both boys and girls at the Chippewa Hills Warrior Invitational Tuesday, scoring 109 points in boys competition and 140 on the girls’ side…
Several local teachers had the opportunity to participate in a summer writing project before the start of the new school year. Carson City-Crystal Area Schools teacher Kathy Kurtze, Central Montcalm Public School teacher Shannon Powell, Greenville. Public Schools speech therapist Jamee Gunn, Lakeview Community Schools teacher Ron Patton and Montcalm Community College teacher Kresta Train spent four weeks of their summer break immersed in writing at the Chippewa River Writing Project Summer Institute at Central Michigan University.