Linda Kay Chapin Burns, 67, of Wayland, died Saturday, March 15.
Linda is survived by her children: Debrah Brenner, Kevin Burns and Jeffrey (Karen) Burns; step-children: (Elaine) Ed Martin, (Noreen) Greg Herman, and Lisa Burns; grandchildren: Steve, Mike, Jessica, Casey, Sydney, Samantha, Summer, Elizabeth; great-grandchildren: Caleb, Joshua, Samuel, Haley, Bradley, Ryan; mother, Betty Acken; brother, (Tom) Luann Chapin; sisters: Nancy Spytma, Madeline Langlois, Cathy Langlois; and niece, Sue Amberg.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Burns.
The Wayland High School pool is back up and running as of Wednesday, March 19, according to Jason Smits, direrctor.
The pool was reported to be out of service at least until Monday, March 24, but the problems have been corrected and normal hours for use will resume.
Wait ‘til next year.
Wayland’s wonderful winning binge of 12 straight at the end of the season finally came to an end Tuesday evening in the state Class B quarterfinals at Chelsea High School in a 62-53 loss to Milan.
The Big Reds came into the game with a reputation as a solid defensive unit and they delivered as advertised, particularly in the first half. Their swarming, suffocating 2-1-2 zone defense effectively shut down the Wildcats inside and outside, limiting them to just five points in the first quarter and 11 in the second, taking a 29-16 cushion at intermission.
I once read a little story that hit a nerve with me; maybe it will entertain you as well:
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. She considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, but her father was a staunch Republican.
Former Wayland High School standouts Amber Getty and Haley Obetts both are off to terrific starts for the Davenport University softball team, which recently concluded its southern swing.
The Panthers fashioned a 13-3 record, capped by a 14-3 victory last weekend over Shawnee State.
Obetts and Getty returned to Michigan as the second and third leading hitters on the team, respectively. Obetts was hitting .421 with four doubles and a triple and Getty .380 with three doubles and a homer and she was tied for second on the team in runs scored. Both started in 15 of the team’s 16 contests.
The Wayland City Council Monday night agreed to offer a parcel in the industrial park to an undisclosed firm from Portage for about the same price and with the same tax breaks as offered recently for another site to a company from the Netherlands.
Just as Wayland officials were negotiating with the Dutch firm for a 10.9-acre parcel, they learned about interest from a Kalamazoo-area company that wants to expand. This firm originally wanted the land the Dutch firm wants, but if the latter cannot come to an agreement, it will be offered with the same deal.
The Wayland City Council Monday night officially agreed on a 5-2 vote to submit an application for a state recreation trust fund grant of $276,000 to build a recreational hiking and biking trail on the old 1.2-mile interurban that runs north-south through the city.
The Wayland City Council Monday night agreed with the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the site plan for the Green Acres senior assisted living complex on East Superior Street across from the high school.
The Wayland Union School’s new science wing addition to the high school broke ground last week.
This project is expected to be completed in time for the high school open house in August and classes this fall.
The project will remodel four classrooms currently used by the English Department and add approximately 11,000 square feet resulting in five, larger science labs/classrooms, which will be located on the northwest corner of the high school. They will include labs, instruction areas, and space for small group collaboration.
By Peter McWilliams (From the book: "Life 101"
“The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.” — Louis Johannot