In late July, the Hooks and Bakers took a trip to Denali National Park in Alaska. Pictured from left to right are Ormand Hook, Teri Hook, Beverly Baker and Roger Baker.
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Ray and Patricia (Welniak) Faber, of Mecosta, are celebrating their 50th anniversary on Sept. 19, 2014. They were married on September 19, 1964, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Leaton. Mr. and Mrs. Faber, formerly of Mount Pleasant, have four children: Ray (Deb) Faber, of Mt. Pleasant, Mike (Robin) Faber, of Shepherd, Christie (Jesse) […]
65TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Helen and Gordon Burden are celebrating 65 years together. They were married on Aug. 19, 1949 and are lifelong residents of Stanwood. They raised four children and have eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family wishes to congratulate their Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa. (Courtesy photo)
NAVYMAN: Machinist Mate Fireman Bradley Hofman, from Big Rapids, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Norfolk-based destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). USS Forrest Sherman is longer than 1.5 football fields at nearly 510 feet long. The ship is 66 feet wide and weighs more than 9,200 tons. Twin gas turbine engines can […]
ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Alexandra E. Coso, of Lakeland, Fla., recently received her Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. In addition to her doctorate from Georgia Tech, Coso holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the […]
Elizabeth and Jacob Davis, of Big Rapids, welcomed their daughter, Eden Anaiah Rose Davis, on Aug. 5, 2014.
Amanda Cousineau, of Paris, recently graduated from Cornerstone University, earning a Master of Science in management. While at Cornerstone, Cousineau earned a cumulative grade point average of 4.00 and was the class representative for her cohort. She has a Bachelor of Science in management, also from Cornerstone, and an Associate of Business Administration from Baker […]
Tweens and Teens at the Morton Township Library had a hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time as they enjoyed a live rock-and-roll musical presentation by Jeff Rutter of Chicago on July 24. The Science of Music Show was a part of the Teen Summer Reading Program “Spark a Reaction.” The program was funded through the Michigan Council for Arts […]
MORTON TOWNSHIP – The Morton Township Library Children’s Summer Reading Program was transformed into a “Drummunity” on July 23 as the children played a variety of hand drums and percussion toys. Lori Fithian of Ann Arbor facilitated the program. Participants enjoyed this unique, fun, and energizing experience. The program was funded through the Michigan Council […]
While on tour in the British Isles, Voca Lyrica stopped for a quick picture after having dinner in Cardiff, Wales.
STANTON – The Montcalm County-based Anderson and Girls Orchards offers families a chance to experience wildlife from across the world while enjoying a home-baked treat. “We like to offer the free petting zoo to the community so families can come out and enjoy the day and not spend a lot of money,” said Amy Laper, […]
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 […]