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Martin 3200-meter relay 1st, breaks school record

Emily King, Sara Schipper, Torryn Harris, and Veyda Conley captured first place in the race in 10:17.40, almost five seconds faster than all competitors and more than 16 seconds faster than the school record. The Clippers picked up 44 points in in the 13-team field to finish fifth. The Martin boys scored eight points and […]


Vikings beat Forest Hills Central in non-league games

Hannah Brinks struck out 13 batters to lead Hopkins past Forest Hills Central 14-1 Friday in the first game of a doubleheader. Brinks gave up five hits and one run over five innings while walking two. Hopkins jumped out to the lead in the top of the first inning after Lyla Reynolds doubled, scoring one


Martin Garage owner, stock car racer Jack Witt dies

Jack Lee Witt took his stock car, #33, to the oval dirt track in Heaven, passing away at his home May 9 .Jack was born Sept. 29, 1929, to Mabel Friemark and Dee Witt. He married Wanda Lee Cooper and together they had three children. He worked as an auto mechanic and became the owner


Hopkins, Wayland have several regional track champions

There were plenty of outstanding individual and relay performances by Hopkins and Wayland girls’ and boys’ track team members Thursday in the Division 2 regional meet at Fremont. Both the Hopkins girls’ and Wayland boys’ teams finished third in the meet. The Lady Vikings came up with 86 points to finish behind Hudsonville Unity Christian


Wildcats extend win streak to 19, await showdown

Junior standout Harmony Laker drilled a clutch walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to power Wayland to a 7-6 victory over Byron Center in a battle of two teams with impressive overall records. Byron Center, Division 1 school, entered the contest with a gaudy 17-4 record and Wayland’s was even better

Community Notices

Martin’s Outstanding People for Education selected

The latest Martin schools’ members of the Outstanding People for Education in partnership with the Allegan Area Educational Services Agency have been announced.. The ceremony was held May 15 at Plainwell High School. The Martin selections are (from left) Rob Robrahn (Elementary/MS teacher), Melissa Anderson (Elementary teacher), and Art Shook (former school board president and

Community Notices

City Manager Josh Eggleston finalist at Saugatuck

Wayland City manager Joshua Eggleston is one of four finalists for the city manager’s job at at Saugatuck. After the controversial departure of City Manager Ryan Heise, Mayor Lauren Stanton said Saugatuck has narrowed down its search for a replacement to four candidates. •The final four include: • Eggleston, city manager of Wayland for six


Army Bob: As intolerance springs from tolerance

by Robert M. Traxler The UCLA pro-Palestine/Hamas protesters clashed with Jewish groups April 30; they fought for four hours before the police finally showed up to stop the violence. Explosives (fireworks), riot control gas (pepper spray/bear spray) and clubs were used, mostly by the occupy the campus people. The lack of law enforcement historically results

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