Leighton Township Board members still are looking to buy some land on which to build a new township hall and fire station, but they’re just not ready to make a decision on where.
The board last year received an offer from former Trustee Brian Martin to sell 80 acres split into 35- and 45-acre parcels just south of the current township complex for $10,000 per tillable acre and $4,000 per on-tillable acre.
The board Thursday night examined an offer from Rudy and Jan Banas, parents of Fire Chief Tony Banas, for a 14-acre parcel near 142nd Avenue and Kalamazoo Avenue.
Pine Street Elementary fifth-grader Christian Look is a member of the Michigan Nationals hockey team, which is advancing to the state playoffs. Christian plays on a travel team out of Southside Ice Arena. His team just won the division league championship and in the league playoffs won its MAHA district championship to qualify for state playoffs Friday, Feb. 28. (Photo courtesy Laurie Zywiczynski)
The Wayland High School Student Council planned activities during charity week, in which money was raised for the American Heart Association. During the all-school assembly Thursday afternoon, students duck taped two teachers and basketball coaches, Marty Howard and Mike Hudson, to the wall and paid to have their name in a drawing to pie a teacher. Shown here is junior Morgan Teunnisen giving teacher Andrea Brown a pie in the face. The week will end with the "Red Out" basketball game against Thornapple Kellogg at home Friday night.
Andrew Jack VanSingel, a 2000 Wayland High School graduate, has been selected by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Treasury to join the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, and to represent the state of Illinois for the next three years.
The IRS recommended and the Department of Treasury approved the selection of 27 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The TAP is a federal advisory committee charged with providing taxpayer suggestions to improve IRS customer service.
Third-graders at Dorr Elementary dissected cows' eyes as part of their science unit. Students from Wayland Union High School currently taking Anatomy led small groups of students in the hands-on study. Shown here are students from Molly Parker’s classroom with Emma Parker (Molly’s daughter, Gabe Hatkowski, Drew Kuperus, Jackson Chesley and Zach Belka. (Photo courtesy Laurie Zywiczynski)
Elora Devries from Wayland Union Middle School took first place in the Allegan County Spelling Bee Wednesday at Wayland Union Middle School.
Ten participants from L.E. White Middle School, Pine Trails Elementary School, East Martin Christian School, Wayland Union Middle School and Pine Street Elementary School competed
Runner-up in the competition was Lillian Ehn from L.E. White Middle School in Allegan was the runner up.
Both Devries and Ehn will advance to the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee March 11.
PHOTO: Lillian Ehn (left) and Elora Devries. (Photo courtesy Laurie Zywiczynski)
A special committee headed by local businessman Ken Bleeker is raising funds to have the former Boysen's Market building brought down at the heart of downtown Martin.
Martin Township Clerk Carrie Coburn told her board colleagues Wednesday evening there is discussion about having the Martin school district ceding the historic, but dilapidated structure to the village as a parking lot.
It was only a year ago that the Grand Rapids Catholic boys’ basketball team pulled off a mild upset over Wayland at the latter’s home gym. But what a difference a year makes.
The Wildcats this time came up with their highest scoring total of the season with 85 points in an 85-46 rout. The Cougars apparently apparently are not what they used to be, having won only one ballgame this season.
The home quintet wasted no time in taking control with a 23-8 burst in the first eight minutes and they were on cruise control at intermission with a 46-24 cushion.
The Wayland girls’ basketball team has fallen on hard times.
After getting off to a terrific 7-0 start early last month, the Wildcats lost to Grand Rapids South Christian in a showdown battle of unbeatens and since then they have lost five and won four, slipping to 11-6 overall and 3-4 in the O-K Gold Conference.
25 Years Ago — Feb. 15, 2014
A revitalized campaign is under way to buy bleacher seats over the concrete benches that came with the Wayland High School football stadium in 1979. A $500 check was presented to the school board as seed money.
A $100 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of whomever started a fire in a bathroom near the shop classrooms at Wayland High School.