For many local 4-H’ers, it is often dreamed to one day be selected as the Earl Peterson 4-H’er of the Year, the highest honor achievable. On Saturday evening, that dream was realized by Heather Russell, 19, of Stanton, and the Mixed Bag of Nuts 4-H group, who out of a field of six other 4-H’ers who contended for the top honor was selected as this year’s 4-H’er of the Year.
Each year, Marcia Moore of Alma schedules a visit to Anderson & Girls Orchards and Gifts because of the excitement her grandchildren experience while visiting the establishment. Moore said for the past four years, she has made the trip with her grandchildren Shalynnda, 13, and Seth, 8, both of West Branch, as it is their favorite place to visit with animals.
The Sheridan Community Center was transferred into a petting zoo/playground/fairground Thursday afternoon for Sheridan Community Hospital’s annual Family Health Fair. This year event featured live animals from Anderson & Girls Petting Zoo, lots of games, face painting, an obstacle course and much more. There also were plenty of activities and information available for adults.
A local community corrections program is going strong, despite budget cuts. The Michigan Community Corrections Act of 1988 established a statewide policy to develop and operate corrections programs for non-violent adult offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated.
Central Montcalm Public School celebrated Americans who fought and gave their lives to their country Friday, while also teaching students about their ancestry.
It was a night of misplaced tiaras and a misprinted program, yet it was a perfect night for Riann Rohn, as she was crowned the 2013 Miss Sheridan Springfest queen. Organizers originally planned a 6 p.m. pageant, yet when the schedule came out in print, it stated a 7 p.m. start. Combined with the tiaras somehow lost en route to the event, organizers made a last-minute decision to postpone the start to 7:20 p.m., giving time for a quick run to Mount Pleasant for replacement crowns.
Graduates from Central Montcalm High School received well wishes and advice on how to be themselves and have a successful future. On Sunday, the high school filled with friends and family to wish 113 graduates well in their next chapter.
It started in the seventh grade with a challenge of making her first cake … and spiraled into running her own cake business a short time later. Alyssa Ruggles, 18, of Stanton, has been running her own cake-making business called “The Cake Kid” from her home after her mother received a request to make a graduation cake.
A Stanton man was taken to the hospital after failing to stop at a traffic sign and crashing into a Freightliner dump truck Wednesday afternoon.
Semesters that started with dual enrollment at Montcalm Community College (MCC) during Alexis Brayton’s high school career, and continued for another three-and-half years of classes during her college career, ended Friday night as she was able to walk across the stage and receive her college diploma.