The Wayland City Council Monday night decided to go ahead and buy that second Chevy Tahoe for the local police department rather than wait another year.
Wayland High School assistant Principal Mike Omness presents Senior Austin Page with a crisp $100 bill for winning the "Pride" drawing.
Other winners during the drawing were Hanna Wykoski (11th) and Kayd Hulst (9th) who won $10 dollar iTunes gift cards. Ethan Pawoloski won skittles and M & M's.
Wayland Main Street will be host for the sixth annual Art Hop pre-holiday celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and continuing Saturday in downtown Wayland.
Many downtown businesses will become “Art Venues” as hosts for artists and their works Friday evening. Art will be available for purchase.
TPS Incorporated is sponsoring an artist competition, with the winner determined by public vote. The entry that picks up the most votes will win a $500 prize, second place will be $250 and third, $150. The winner in the Young Adults (13-18) category will get $75 and Juniors (under 13) $25.
The first really nasty winter snowstorm paid a visit to West Michigan Monday morning and afternoon, as weather forecasters estimated that between six and 10 inches of the white stuff was to fall in the area. Schools were open for at least most of the day, but things were about to get dicey for Tuesday. Wyoming Lee canceled all Monday evening events, but as of Monday afternoon, Wayland and Hopkins events were still planned as scheduled.
Five retiring public servants will be honored at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hopkins Board of Education workshop at Hopkins Elementary School.
Two of the five are school board members Anita Kerber (left) and Dawn Buist, who are stepping down after 17 and 20 years of service, respectively. The other three honorees are Judy Reynolds, 38 years, bus driver; Susan Shelley, 22 years, paraprofessional, and Beth Visser, 20 years paraprofessional/custodian.
Juanita Irwin age 90, of Dorr, died Friday, Nov. 14.
Juanita was born March 2, 1924, the daughter of Walter and Anna Stewart in Boyd County, Ky.
She is survived by her children: Ann Brown, Craig (Karen) Irwin, Brent (Irene) Irwin and Daren (Monica) Irwin; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene, her brothers Harold, W.R., C.R. Stewart and son-in-law Galen Brown.
Joan (Dewey) Chesebro, of Kentwood, formerly of Moline, died Friday, Nov. 14. She was 96.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Chesebro, and three of ten siblings, Abe, John, and Jack Dewey.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kubiak Cook Funeral Services, 312 N. Main St., Wayland. The family will meet with relatives and friends on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
By Jeff Salisbury
From the Lansing State Journal…
Michigan Senate votes to double gas tax
LANSING – The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to sharply increase gas taxes over the next four years to potentially raise more than $1 billion annually to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges. The bill from Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, was passed quickly and without debate, by a 23-14 vote, after a number of false starts earlier in the day, during a lame-duck session.
Former Wayland Union Schools administrator David Britten, now superintenent at Godfrey-Lee Public Schools has been one of 100 school leaders nationwide chosen to take part in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the White House.
Britten who also was one of only two school leaders in Michigan selected by the U.S. Department of Education, was principal at Pine Street Elementary School.
He will be recognized for his leadership role in helping transition Lee to digital learning.
Now that the election is over, we can expect to see fewer attempts to leverage the unending stream of Aramark scandals intended to shame the Snyder administration over their disastrous decision to keep on with the failed prison food contract. Right?
Apparently, some inmates didn’t get that memo.