The Wayland High School pool has had to shut down all operations through the end of next week, at least until Monday, March 10.
Jason Smits, director, said, "There are a couple of underwater glass lights that have shattered leaving dangerously sharp edges exposed and small shards of glass are likely remaining in the water and on the bottom of the pool... This means that all lap swim, open swim and swim lesson classes are canceled through March 8... We will keep you posted with further updates as they become available."
The Wayland boys’ basketball team finished its regular season Thursday evening with a 76-52 non-conference victory over visiting Forest Hills Eastern.
The Wildcats ended the regular season with an overall record of 16-4 and won 16 of their last 18 ballgames, overcoming an 0-2 start marred by struggles at the free throw line.
Wayland took control of this contest very early by grabbing a 26-10 advantage after the first eight minutes and extending its lead to 47-28 at halftime.
Joan M. Miller, 74, of Hopkins, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.
She was born on July 19, 1939, to Michael and Helena (Miller) Schaendorf in North Dorr. Joan worked for Spartan Stores for several years in the warehouse. She loved to be with her family and especially spoiling the grandchildren.
Doris Elaine Smith Young Goodwin, wife of legendary Wayland football coach Wayne Goodwin, died early Thursday morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was 85. Her memorial service tentatively has been planned for Saturday, March 15, at the United Church of Wayland.
Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Illinois to Elgie and Frances Smith, she moved to Michigan as a child after the death of her father before she was born. She lived in rural Big Prairie Township during the Great Depression and the Pearl Harbor attack occurred on her 13th birthday.
The Martin girls' basketball team will play in the Class D district tournament finals at 7 p.m. Friday at Battle Creek St. Phillip.
The Clippers defeated Battle Creek Calhoun Christian 53-30 Wednesday in the semifinal round. They will face, yet again, Climax-Scotts, in the finals after Climax-Scott turned back Battle Creek St. Phillip 39-36 in the other semifinal contest.
The Wayland girls’ 2013-14 basketball season, just like the month of March, came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.
The Wildcats roared at the start of the season by winning their first seven games, but they seemed to fall part in the end, going 6-8 the rest of the way, just like they fell part in the last three minutes of a 56-53 loss to Ionia Wednesday night in the Class B district semifinals.
25 Years Ago — March 1, 1989
The Gun Lake Band of Potawatomis are seeking federal recognition as an official tribe, which would provide them with services they do not receive now, including education, senior housing and health care assistance other tribes enjoy.
Troopers at the Wayland post of the Michigan State Police now are using a nine-millimeter six-shooter semi-automatic handgun instead of the obsolete .38 caliber six-shooter.
Perry Carter, Mason Hooker, Zach Denzel and Andrew Zuiderveen qualified for the Division 3 state meet in the 400-yard freestyle relay Tuesday night in the "Last Chance" meet at Zeeland. The boys will swim at the Holland Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. (Photo courtesy Hope Carter Thurston)
Hopkins fell behind by a double-digit margin early and battled back nicely, only to come up short, 51-50, in a non-conference basketball contest Tuesday evening at Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian.
The loss dropped the Vikings’ overall season record to 5-14.
Tri-Unity streaked to a 19-9 lead at the first quarter buzzer and still was up 29-21 at intermission. Hopkins was able to close the gap to just three, 37-34, at the start of the last eight minutes and finally wound up just one point shy.
Martin school district voters approved the renewal of the 18-mill non-homestead tax levy by an overwhelming margin Tuesday.
The turnout was low, with fewer than 5 percent, but those who showed up at the polls approved of the levy with 72 percent of the votes cast. The numbers were posted Tuesday evening as 157 to 61.