Family Archive

Pioneer visits Tuscon

Pioneer visits Tuscon

TUSCON: The Pioneer recently traveled to Tuscon, Ariz. with a group of Ferris State University Emeriti for a luncheon. Members who attended were from Big Rapids, Phoenix, Mesa, Oro Valley and Tuscon. Big Rapids residents distributed recent editions of the Pioneerso emeriti members could catch up on local news. (Courtesy photo)

Seeking a family

Seeking a family

OSCEOLA COUNTY – David describes himself as “athletic and fun.” He enjoys BMX biking and a variety of sports, including basketball and soccer. He is interested in photography and enjoys taking pictures. His favorite food is steak and he also likes seafood and salad. David’s favorite holiday is Halloween and he enjoys decorating for it […]

Pioneer visits Cathedral Rock

Pioneer visits Cathedral Rock

SEDONA: The Pioneer recently visited Catherdal Rock in Sedona, Ariz. with a group of Big Rapids residents, including (back row) Donna and Al Miller, Carol and Mike Ells, John and Bridgett Kane, Ann Yokiel, (front row) Don Stephen, Judy Tressler, Harold Gregorich and Pat McNabb. (Courtesy photo)

Birth Announcements for April 11, 2014

It’s a Boy! Amanda Ebenstein, of Big Rapids, welcomed a son, Jason L. Carlson, Jr., on March 27, 2014. Christopher Childs and Katie Quillan, of Fremont, welcomed their son, Jace Christopher Childs, on April 9, 2014. It’s a Girl! Derrick Bookwalter and Kylene Nix-Bookwalter, of Reed City, welcomed their daughter, Alena Beverly Bookwalter, on April […]

Benson, Allen to wed

Benson, Allen to wed

Brittany Benson, daughter of David and Karen Benson, of Big Rapids, and the granddaughter of Ervin and Marilyn Jones, of Reed City, will marry Steven Allen, son of James and Sue Allen, of Troy, in August 2014 in Bloomfield Hills. Benson, a 2005 graduate of Big Rapids High School, received her bachelor’s of science degree […]

Do you recognize this county school?

Do you recognize this county school?

MECOSTA – Mariann Tindle Hahn, of the Mecosta County Historical Society, and Linda Jones Hull are working on a project to identify Mecosta County country schools. Above is a photo of Jones Hull’s grandmother, Clytie Olin Jones, taken in front of the Mecosta County School she attended. Jones Hull believes the photo was taken between 1915 […]

Birth Announcements for March 21, 2014

Birth Announcements for March 21, 2014

It’s a girl! Justin and Lacey Murray, of Saginaw, welcomed their daughter, Kylie Hale Murray, on Feb. 23, 2014. Kylie is welcomed by sister, Mikayla Murray; grandparents, Deb Spedowske, Steve Howell, Dan and Gretchen Spedowske, Harlow and Cheryl Murray; great-grandparents, Dave and Marjorie Hall, Jim and Ellie Spedowske and Kate Murray. Earl and Amanda Brown, […]

Trevor R. Turmell graduates from basic military training

Trevor R. Turmell graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Trevor R. Turmell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six-weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in […]

Henderson graduates from basic military training

Henderson graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Alexander F. Henderson 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 basic training earn four credits toward […]