Man found by road died of hypothermia
A man found lying on the side of the road in Monterey Township Saturday, Nov. 15, died of natural causes and was not a victim of foul play, according the Allegan County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities said the man, Michael Long, was found in a snow bank by a passerby on 32nd Street, north of Dumont Lake. They were able to revive the victim temporarily, but he died two days later at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.
He was determined to have died of hypothermia and acute intoxication.
Sentimental folks sometimes like to stop and think about their most memorable Thanksgiving, a holiday that sometimes is more than just a meal.
My most memorable Thanksgiving was in 1968 for what didn’t happen on Thursday, but what did just a few days later.
During the fall of ’68, I was seriously growing my hair long to the disapproval of my parents and I was getting my first taste of being a journalist as a staff member of the Grand Valley State newspaper, the Lanthorn. We were in the middle of controversy, poor town and gown relations and continuing opposition to the War in Vietnam.
by Larry Hamp, Hastings
"The best way to defeat an enemy, is to defeat his strategy.
The best way to defeat his strategy, is to adopt it."
— The Art of War' Sun Tzu
by Amy Kerr Hardin
Yes, they do exist! Here’s a couple of things Progressives can be thankful for this Thanksgiving:
First, voter-initiated ballot questions just got that much easier, plus — as it turns out, voters aren’t quite as stupid as Jonathan Gruber, the president’s Affordable Care Act advisor, claims. At least not here in Michigan. (Hang on, don’t get your knickers in a twist — in spite of the recent midterms, sometimes they actually do get things right.)
25 Years Ago — Nov. 29, 1989
The dominant story this week easily is the continuing success of the Wayland girls’ basketball team, still undefeated, ranked No. 1 in Class B and headed for a state quarterfinal matchup with Oxford. The Wildcats, led by an enormous rebounding advantage supplied by Jenny Ritz, Julie Ainsworth, Becky Long and Heidi Berends and added scoring punch from Heather Staley, breezed through regionals.
Wayland Union High School has announced that senior Morgan Winger was selected as the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen recipient for the 2014-15 academic year.
The daughter of Brent and Susan Winger of Wayland, Morgan is a member of the National Honor Society and is in Student Council. She is a three-sport letter winner in varsity volleyball, basketball and softball. She also takes part in the high school’s Symphony Strings Orchestra.
Hopkins senior running back Quincy Collings has been named to the Associated Press all-state football team for Divisions 5 and 6.
Collings, who also owns the distinction of winning the state championship in the high jump last spring in track, gained more than 1,500 yards in 11 games this season and had two 300-yard games.
He was a key offensive player in the Vikings’ 9-2 season, which was ended by Grand Rapids West Catholic in the second round of the playoffs. West Catholic is in the state finals this weekend for the third year in a row.
Lisa Neely's second-graders at Steeby Elementary made pumpkin muffins Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Parent volunteer, Jan Williams helped the budding chefs with preparation of the holiday fare. (Photo courtesy Laurie Zywiczynski)
Mary Ortiz, a registered nurse and proud mother from Wayland, is featured in a story in Freedom Michigan on line in a story about accepting her gender non-conforming daughter.
She and her husband of 30 years, Greg, have raised two children, Sofia and Rafael, whom she long ago told that sexual orientation or gender identity wouldn't be a barrier to love. She said she wanted to assure them that no matter who they grew up to be or how they would identify, she would unconditionally support, accept, and love them for who they are.
The Dorr Township Board might pay Assessor Patti Sampley of Kalamazoo a little extra money for some extra work she's been doing lately to bring the township's assessing records to meet state requirements.
Sampley was hired by the township after longtime Assessor Don Kaczanowski retired in July 2013. Sometime after she came on board, she was notified there were problems with local assessing records.
Township Clerk Brian Boot told board colleagues Monday night that she was told "records weren't being kept up to state standards and the state said we had to get our records up to date."