Eunice Loew, 91, of Burnips, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14.
Eunice was a member of Life Change Church (formerly Burnips Wesleyan Church) where she was loved and respected as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She also taught at several country schools in the area. Eunice had many hobbies, but especially enjoyed working in her flower garden.
By Jeff Salisbury
Handshakes and hugs and lots of congratulatory remarks and a nice framed certificate, after four and one-half years, the week opened Monday with one final school board meeting for Shelly Whitley and me, which certainly ended a bit more pleasantly than it began.
Within weeks of our election back in 2010 three top administrators either announced their retirement or resigned to accept positions in other districts. We certainly felt no small degree of tension if not open animosity on the board at the time though thankfully I think it went mostly unnoticed.
by Amy Kerr Hardin
QUESTION: Do you know what the symbol above left means? Unless you were a depression-era hobo, and we’re guessing you weren’t, it probably holds no significance.
In that bygone era, it was one of many “signs” left by hobos on curbs, walls and trees to alert their fellow vagabonds of local conditions — places to avoid, vicious dogs, kind ladies, and in this case, “work for food.” Frequently, farms and churches would be the ones offering the sustenance for labor exchange.
Well, apparently it’s back, but with a modern and ominous high-tech twist.
House fire reported near city park
A basement fire was being handled by the Wayland Fire Department Saturday morning near the city park. Leighton Township firefighters also were summoned to the scene, as well as Wayland Area Emergency Services personnel.
The firefighters saw heavy black smoke coming from the structure upon their arrival. One of the occupants was overcome by smoke and transported by Wayland Area Ambulance to a Grand Rapids hospital. The other occupant received minor burns.
The Martin boys' varsity basketball lost 73-57 to Decatur Friday night in its season opener.
The Clippers were doubled up 22-11 in the opening eight minutes, closed the gap to 32-26 at intermission, but then fell further behind in the third quarter when the Raiders went on a 19-9 run.
Further details were not available.
Mrs. Bernice L. (Calkins) Vogel died Thursday, Dec. 11, in Wayland. She was 90.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1924, and graduated from Hopkins High School in 1943.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Wayland Calvary Church, 304 S. Main St. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cook-Kubiak Funeral Services, Wayland.
The Hopkins girls' basketball team saw its record slip to 0-3 Friday evening with a 49-24 loss to visiting Hamilton.
The Vikings fell behind 18-2 in the first period and did not score until the last minute of the first quarter. They railed 26-9 and 40-18 at the other two period stops.
Madison Kerber led Hopkins in scoring again, this time with five points. She and Julia Forbes both swished a three-pointer.
Bailey Ballard, Ellen Bregg and Brianna Hendee each scored four points.
Courtney VandeVorde had 19 points and Kendra Bott 10 for the Hawkeyes.
The Wayland boys' varsity swim team won two of three dual meets Friday in the Grand Rapids Christian Quad.
The Wildcats defeated Grand Rapids Catholic Central 99-71 and Fremont 137-27, but lost 124-46 to host Grand Rapids Christian, which went undefeated during the meet.
Further details were not available.
Hopkins wasted a terrific burst in the second quarter and half the third quarter Friday night en route to a disappointing 54-52 loss at home to Hamilton.
The Vikings, now 0-2, who fell behind 11-2 in the first four minutes, gamely battled back behind some quality full-court pressure defense and timely scoring by Ryan Pierce and Tyler Schulz. They were down 20-12 at the end of the first period and when 6-7 southpaw Grant Wolfram nailed a three to start the second stanza, they were looking at a double digit deficit.
Construction for phases two and three in the Paris Ridge Estates residential development will get under way soon after the Leighton Township Board Thursday night granted preliminary plat approval.
The residential complex already has its first phase completed and developers are turning their attention to enlarging the subdivision, which is located near the Caledonia district’s Paris Ridge Elementary School in the extreme northeast part of the township.