Lyle J. Leys, 84, of Dorr, died at home, Thursday, Oct. 30.
Lyle was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Dorr American Legion. He retired after 30 years from General Motors in 1980. In his retirement, Lyle was active working at Frank's Nursery, earning several distinctions as a salesman. He worked as a driver for West Michigan Auto Auction and supervised a summer work crew with the DNR.
It was a cliffhanger that shouldn’t have been a cliffhanger, but Hopkins managed to withstand a furious Muskegon Oakridge rally Friday night and claim a 22-16 first-round victory in the playoffs.
The verdict enables the Vikings to set the bar even higher next weekend in a second-round contest at Grand Rapids West Catholic, ranked No. 1 in the state, a 41-6 winner over Berrien Springs and owner of a 31-0 drubbing of Oakridge last August. So coach Cody Francis and his legions are painfully aware they’ll have to play much better to score an upset.
Two seventh grade students at Wayland Middle School, Morgan King and Hanna Sevigny, have been selected to be in the Michigan School Vocal and Music Association State Honors Choir. They will perform Jan. 22 at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids. (Photo supplied)
The Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians will have a special program about the wolf population in Michigan at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Luella Collins Community Center; 419 126th Ave., Shelbyville.
The presentation is sponsored by the Tribe's Environmental Department and Health & Human Services Department; Jijak Foundation; and Dr. Tom Gehring,Central Michigan University Professor of Biology.
The presentation will include scientific facts related to Michigan’s wolf population and its importance to the cultural beliefs of Michigan’s Native American community.
Barbara Hoekstra, 58, of Gun Lake, died at home following a brief illness.
Barb was a member of the Gun Lake Community Church. She had recently retired from M&M Floor Covering.
She is survived by her husband Randy Hoekstra; her children: Tracy (Raigen) Blake and Scott Hoekstra (Katlynn Gregersen); her mother Helen DeBack; her brothers and sisters: Ken (Nancy) DeBack, Donna (Jim) Bosma, Mary Wammack, Sally (John) Clelland, Linda Traudt, and David DeBack; her parents-in-law Sierd and Marlene Hoekstra; her brother-in-law Todd (Sheila) Hoekstra; and many nieces and nephews.
It’s a weird-looking part of the ballot for Tuesday’s election, the one for members of the Wayland Board of Education.
The instructions say don’t vote for more than three, but there’s only one name listed. The other two will have to be written in.
Government as a force for good
The mantra of the left side of the political aisle is that government is the ultimate force for good; in reality, saying government should control all aspects of our lives. This form of government is called socialism and it has been tested along with its big brother, communism, thousands of times throughout world history.
To the editor:
One phrase I hear muttered quite often is, "I can't wait for the election to be over." Raise your hand if you've said this yourself. (My hand is in the air.)
As you know, the election is taking place next Tuesday, Nov. 4. My purpose in writing this letter is to ask you to seriously consider the two proposals offered by the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency that are at the very end of the ballot. These two proposals are under the heading "INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSALS" and both are seeking to restore millages that were previously approved by the voters.
Jim Walters, who is challenging Tonya Schuitmaker for the 26th District seat in the Michigan Senate, says Tuesday’s election is between a former rocket scientist and a career politician.
Walters likes to think of himself as a problem solver and he believes the political system in Lansing is badly broken. Schuitmaker, on the other hand, seems to think “It’s morning in Michigan” and she, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican Party have made things so much better.
Hopkins and Muskegon Oakridge are a bit of mystery to one another as both teams gear up for Friday night’s opening round of the post-season Division 5 football playoffs.
The boys from Muskegon are coming to town to start play at 7 p.m. in a town that changed Halloween trick-or-treating times to better accommodate the ballgame. The bad news is that it’s supposed to be a cold night, with snow a possibility.