Barbara Rae (Williams) Prelwitz, 62, of Gun Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 3.
Barb loved to play bingo on Sunday, cards and scrabble, and was tough to beat at both. She was one of Elvis Presley's biggest fans. She had a special protective spirit in her heart for all children.
She was a woman of strong faith and frequently spoke out about that faith. She was headstrong and assertive and often let her family know that "she was going to do what she was going to do" and would not be told otherwise. She was a faithful wife for 41 years.
In the wake of the news a Portage firm no longer is looking at a site in the Wayland Industrial Park, the City Council Monday night received a proposal for use of the same land from the American Youth Soccer Organization.
The Portage firm last May was offered the 14.3-acre parcel in the industrial park for $1 and a 50 percent tax abatement for up to 12 years. City Manager Mike Selden said the site just north of Robinson Dental needed a lot of work and the city sweetened the pot in negotiations.
The Wayland City Council Monday night agreed to a settlement on the property assessment for the Wildflower Ridge residential development just off East Superior Street.
The city and Wildflower have been battling over the city’s $647,800 assessment two years ago by City Assessor Dar VanderArk and it was appealed to the state. The two sides finally have agreed to a $100,000 reduction in total assessment for the 56 lots.
VanderArk’s assessment was pegged at $24,000 per lot, but now that has been reduced to $20,290.
Ninth grade civics — a learning opportunity I wasted in my impetuous and foolish youth. Yet I did learn some things, a couple of which come to mind because of recent developments right here in Rabbit River City.
My teacher in civics class was the venerable Rowan Munson, former varsity basketball and track coach and athletic director, who left Wayland in 1964. Mr. Munson was a straight arrow, no-nonsense guy who had an annoying habit of asking “what?” and then answering his own question before you could. He also somehow accumulated too much spittle on his lip when he lectured.
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.
Mackenna Church, daughter of Jodi Holcomb Church of Belding and granddaughter of Linda Grinage Holcomb (pictured), recently was selected as a member of the royal court for the Kent County 4-H Youth Fair. Her grandmother is a 1966 graduate of Wayland High School and Jodi Church also is a WHS grad. (Photo supplied)
The fourth annual Rabit River Folk Festival provided a cultural experience in the Wayland City Park all day Saturday, Aug. 2.
Music filled the park as ten musical acts took to the mainstage besides the seven acts that played on the mini-stage. All provided top-notch folk, bluegrass and country music which delighted the largest crowd yet to attend this local Wayland music festival.
by Jeff Salisbury
After reading and reading and reading and talking and talking and talking some more about PROPOSAL 1 – I am voting NO.
While the Michigan Department of Corrections and Gov. Rick Snyder weigh their options in deciding the fate of the controversial three-year, $145 million Aramark prison food service contract in the wake of a string of contractual breaches and findings of employee misconduct, leaders now have even more to consider.
I just read your 8/1 editorial. I've got to admit, it is a thorn to me to read or hear over and over again that there is no real trickle-down effect in real-world economics. I can tell you for sure that there is, and everyone who has ever started or maintained a growing business knows it to be true for an absolute fact.