New Life Community Church will sponsor its first “Light it Up” 5K Run/Walk starting at 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 18 in downtown Wayland, the night before the fifth annual Main Street celebration.
Pastor Mike Hewitt said a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit children in Somalia through the donation of solar lanterns. The funds will be used to purchase and send innovative solar-powered lanterns from d.light to families without access to reliable electricity. The mission is to create new freedom for people without reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future.
Georgianna Decker Johnson, a 1966 graduate of Wayland High School, lives in Iowa now and sends along this weather-related announcement: "This is what it looked like yesterday, since then we have had several more inches and more expected today and over the weekend. So far, basement dry. Fingers crossed.
Martin wrapped up a three-day football camp Thursday and new head coach Travis Ferris (with sunglasses) said he is pleased with the turnout and the hard work his players have shown. "We have good numbers," Ferris said, "and we have taken many small steps that will result in huge results." Martin has not won a game since 2007 but everyone who has watched this year's team work out is convinced the losing steak will end this season. "We believe that it is our turn now," Ferris said. "Every team has talented players and so do we.
Hopkins teen arraigned in homicide
Joshua Lee Keyzer, 15, of Hopkins, was arraigned today in Allegan County District Court in connection with the stabbing death Wednesday of his cousin, Kassandra Rose Keyzer, 21, near Doan's Lake in Wayland Township.
Keyzer also is facing charges that he assaulted his grandmother, Sharon Keyzer, 67, stabbing her in the neck.
All stray pets at the shelter have a short "stray hold," waiting for their family to reclaim them.
If you see your pet in this album it is important you call the shelter ASAP. Please leave a message with your name and number if you are calling before or after our business hours.
Please note that in order to reclaim a pet you must have some proof of ownership such as vet records, pictures, etc... There is also an impound fee as well as vetting fees and boarding.
Call shelter for details at (269) 686-5112.
PHOTOS: Sox, Martin Arlo, Allegan Kenya, Fennville
Martin dropped an 8-5 decision to visiting Middleville Wednesday to even its summer season record at 1-1.
Martin got only four hits on the day, two by second baseman Jonah Wubben. The Clippers scored twice in the second inning and three times in the fourth in a game that was shortened by a thunderstorm warning.
Ty Smith started on the mound for Martin and pitched a strong three innings, the most allowed by league rule. He struck out four and walked only two. He gave up only one run.
Kassandra Rose Keyzer, a 2010 graduate of Wayland High School and technology student at Aquinas College, was the victim of the homicide reported Wednesday afternoon near Doan’s Lake in Wayland Township.
Keyzer died and her grandmother, Sharon, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after they both were attacked by a family member wielding a knife. Sharon, who reportedly also has been battling cancer, was reported to have undergone surgery Wednesday night and her condition was upgraded from critical to serious.
Russell Parmelee died Tuesday at his home in Hopkins. He was 102 years old.
Mr. Parmelee was born Oct. 19, 1911, the son of Willis and Lucy Parmelee, on the farm his grandparents settled in 1856 on 18th Street. Russell said he could remember back when it had been just a dirt track past his house.
by Amy Kerr Hardin
The war on Michigan’s teachers rages on — with new developments on several fronts as the midterm election approaches.
A recently established Wayland area 11 and under competitive baseball team (The Bradley Braves), brought home hardware this past weekend while competing in a 12U tournament in Olivet. The team plays weekly in the GRABL league and is scheduled to play in nine tournaments throughout the summer. Players are from Wayland, Hopkins and Moline Christian schools. Pictured are Owen Salingue, Logan Blackford, Kaden Dole, Trenton Hoaglin, Elliott Grashuis, Tyler Oetman, Trevor Hoaglin (team manager), Grant Chesley, Tyler Omness, Dustin Simmons, Christian Look, Spencer Murphy, and Matt Reynolds.