If real life had a sound track, I would’ve been prepared when I logged into Facebook and discovered the post from Linda. There would have been an ominous build-up or something to clue me in – like the drums in “Jumanji” maybe. Instead, it was peaceful and quiet, and her post hit me right between the […]
Jordan Alan Mitchell, DTE Energy supervisor of construction, was awarded the DTE Energy Sarah Sheridan Award for outstanding customer service and customer satisfaction efforts. Mitchell, along with the Accelerated Renewables Build team, completed the first company-built wind park in an aggressive time frame to save customers more than $70 million through Federal Production Tax Credits.
Trent Vogel, son of Terry and Trudy Vogel, of Sears, will marry Kasey Isanhart, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Isanhart, of Barryton, on Aug. 9, 2014.
BIG RAPIDS – Gordon Mallett, a 13-year-old eighth grade student at Crossroads Charter Academy, is the winner of the Lions Club district level Peace Poster Contest. His poster now will advance to the state level and will be judged in December along with other district winners. From there, the state winners go to the international […]
Air Force Airman Philip R. Carley, son of Richard Carley, of Paris, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete […]
ENTERTAINMENT: Ken Stephens and Ernie Heieman recently entertained residents at Metron of Big Rapids, singing country classics. Residents enjoyed their performance, and some sang and clapped along with the songs.
It’s a boy! Jamie and Stephanie Park, of Big Rapids, welcomed their son, Riley Calvin Park, on Oct. 22, 2013. Riley joins older brother, Brody. The proud grandparents are Calvin and Barbara Park, of Big Rapids, and Mike and Anita Kelly, of West Branch. The great-grandparents are Jack and Patricia Park, of Big Rapids. It’s […]
BIG RAPIDS – A Big Rapids woman hopes someone in the area will come forward with two irreplaceable photographs of her father and mother. During the summer, she and her family were cleaning and setting things aside for donation or storage and took many boxes of items to Goodwill in Big Rapids. She later discovered […]
ARIZONA: The Pioneer recently traveled to Chandler, Ariz. with Kaitlyn Toohey, Emma Doyle and Dominic Doyle.
HERSEY – George would like families to know, “I’ve had a hard past, but I will do better in a calmer place with more freedom.” George is a charming young man who enjoys wrestling and other sports. George enjoys cooking and baking. When he grows up, he would like to become a pastry chef. Devin […]
On Nov. 2, 1963, James and Judy (Grace) Carmichael were married at the United Methodist Church in Leaton. The couple met at a VFW Hall dance in Shepherd. In their years together, they worked the family farm on 23 Mile Road in Evart and raised three daughters, Jody (Paul) Waurzyniak, of Big Rapids, Janet (Mark) Crosslan, […]
FIVE GENERATIONS: The Bentley family recently gathered for a five generations photo. Pictured (from left to right) is great-grandfather, Richard Bentley, with grandson, Evan Bentley; great-great grandfather, Arlo Bentley, with great-great grandson, Marshal Bentley; grandfather, Matthew Bentley with son, Hunter Bentley; and Matthew’s daughter, Natasha Bentley.