“Artistic Witness of Chelsea Manning’s Court Martial,” a Wayland artist’s entry in this fall’s Art Prize contest in Grand Rapids, has been named to the Juror’s Shortlist in the two-dimension category.
Deb Van Poolen’s work in pencil and pastel is one of five to make the 2-D shortlist and if she is declared the winner, she stands to be awarded a $20,000 prize. Her entry also qualifies for the $200,000 juried grand prize.
ArtPrize winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the awards ceremony. The exhibition will close at 6 p.m Sunday, Oct. 12.
Mary Jo Pillars, 75 of Martin, died Friday, Oct. 3, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
The daughter of Herchall and Elsie Bender of Martin, Mary Jo was born on Feb. 9, 1939. She graduated valedictorian of Martin High School, class of 1957, and spent her entire life in the Martin area. She was a clerk for more than 25 years at the Wayland Hopkins Livestock Auction and helped run the family farm.
The Martin football team put 32 points on the scoreboard Friday evening, but Saugatuck’s high-powered offense prevailed in a 58-32 shootout.
The loss dropped the Clippers’ overall season record to 1-5. Saugatuck, with the victory, improved to 4-2.
Martin scored eight points in the first and third quarters and added 16 in the final 12 minutes of play. Their hosts scored early and often, putting up 20 points in the first period and 22 in the second to mount a 42-8 advantage at intermission.
It was a shootout at the Hopkins Corral Friday evening, and the home team managed to emerge with a 35-27 victory to take a major step toward winning yet another O-K Silver Conference championship.
The verdict avenged the Vikings’ only loss in the league last year, a 17-16 upset, and it boosted their overall season record to 5-1. They need only one more victory in their three remaining games to clinch at least a share of the conference crown and to qualify for the Division 5 playoffs for the eighth straight year.
Middleville Thornapple Kellogg came to town Friday night and did a remarkably thorough job of dampening Wayland’s windy and rainy homecoming football contest.
The Trojans, who had barely beaten winless Hastings the week before, showed everyone they’re nobody’s patsy this fall with a convincing 37-0 pasting of Wayland in a game some local fans thought might be a decent chance for that elusive first victory this season.
Wayland city and school officials apparently believe there is no merit in a civil rights lawsuit filed earlier this year against the new school community service officer.
Bernard Austhof, who was selected for the position Sept. 2, is one of the targets of a suit filed last spring on behalf of Jeronimo Fiero-Soto in Phoenix, Ariz., charging his civil rights were violated during an arrest. The suit later was dismissed in court because of a lack of credible evidence, but it was reinstated in July.
by Amy Kerr Hardin
Gov. Rick Snyder is trying to fight an attack ad, though his sucker-punch probably won’t hit home. Yet there are plenty of third-party ads attacking Michigan Democrats that can, and should, be taken off the air — and you have the power to do it!
But first, today’s news brings word that the Snyder campaign is demanding television stations take down a Democratic Governors Association ad that claims his administration cut education spending by a billion dollars.
The Wayland boys’ soccer team played Grand Rapids Catholic Central to a 2-2 draw Thursday evening in a matchup between two O-K Gold Conference rivals.
The Wildcats scored the only goal in the first half, but Catholic Central came back to score twice after intermission to knot the count. Neither squad found in the net in the two overtime sessions.
The Cougars edged Wayland 2-1 in their first contest last month.
The Wildcats now are 2-8-4 on the season overall and 2-4-1 in league play.
Further details were not available.
After a quality outing by taking second in the last O-K Gold Conference jamboree of the season, the Wayland girls’ golf team sank to dead last in the league tournament Thursday at the Meadows, Grand Valley State University.
The Wildcats completed the season overall in fourth place, but Thursday finished six strokes in back of Middleville Thornapple Kellogg, which has spent the entire fall in last place.
The Watson Township Board Thursday evening decided to use $5,590 from the sale of an old donated church building and property to pay off the fire barn this fall rather than next spring.
The ancient Watson Bible Church building and property finally was sold by the Watson Township Board last month to Kari Wierenga of Wyoming, who bought it for $12,500. She indicated she wants to renovate and remodel it into a residence.