Family Archive

Pioneer goes everywhere: Santa Monica

Pioneer goes everywhere: Santa Monica

PIONEER GOES EVERYWHERE: Fred Nista, of Big Rapids, and sons Robert, of Rockford, and Scott, of Midlothiah, Va., traveled the historic Route-66 in a red corvette. Fred traveled with son Scott on the way out and with Robert on the way back to Big Rapids. Fred traveled for 22 days total, leaving Big Rapids on […]

Golden ticket winners

Golden ticket winners

Alan and Dorothy Metcalf, of Mecosta, received their golden ticket to get a free child’s ticket to see “Willy Wonka.” There are still unclaimed golden tickets available at the Old Pioneer Store and Emporium. Join Willy Wonka’s golden ticket winners, Augustus (Ricky Swinson), Violet (Gabbie Woodworth ), Mike (Gordon E. Mallett), Veruca (Audree Stephens) and Charlie […]

Lattimore – Aguirre engagement announcement

Lattimore – Aguirre engagement announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lattimore, of Rodney, announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Lattimore, to Joseph Aguirre, of Big Rapids. Natalie is a 2005 graduate of Big Rapids High School and a graduate of the cosmetology program from the Mecosta Osceola Career Center. She is the owner of Natalie’s Hair Salon in Chippewa Lake. […]

Pioneer Goes Everywhere: Death Valley

Pioneer Goes Everywhere: Death Valley

In June, the Pioneer went to Death Valley and Craters of the Moon National Park in Idaho, with Sally McCafferty and Margaret Ross on their 7,000-mile road trip to Bend, Ore. to visit their sister/daughter, Pixie Ross. They visited 13 national parks and monuments on this “black rocks” trip and learned many of the parks […]

Morley resident receives scholarship

MARQUETTE — Katie Ringler, of Morley, is the recipient of the Fillmore C.F. Earney Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University for the 2014-2015 academic year. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be pursuing a degree within the department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences. The Fillmore C.F. Earney Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 […]

Births

It’s a girl! Elizabeth and Christopher Renne, of Reed City, welcomed their daughter, Alivia Marie Renne, on June 25, 2014. She also was welcomed by her sister, Madilynn, brother, Jacob, grandparents, Fred and Cynthia Lewins and grandparents, Bruce and Annette Renne. It’s a boy! Dana and David Simon, of Newaygo, welcomed their son, Wade Michael […]

Pioneer Goes Everywhere: Devil’s Tower, Wyo.

Pioneer Goes Everywhere: Devil’s Tower, Wyo.

John and Elizabeth Lawrence, John Paul and their dog, Bella, recently took the Pioneer with them out West. They visited Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, Great Salt Lake, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the north rim of the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest. On the return trip, they followed the Old Route 66. They are pictured […]