Josephine "Josie" Graham, age 84 of Gun Lake, died Thursday, Dec. 18.
Josie is survived by her children: Garry (Lynn) Graham, Bob (Julie) Graham, Joe, Jr. (Dawn) Graham, and Judy Cuson; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; her sister Mary Burton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph Graham, Sr., an infant daughter Mary, her parents Albert and Elizabeth Stone, her sister Elizabeth Noppert, and her brothers Albert Stone, Jr. and Mike Stone.
Wayland Twp. boy hurt in tractor accident
A Wayland Township boy is recovering from injuries he suffered in a tractor accident Thursday near Gregorville Road.
Wayland firefighters said they were summoned to the scene after it was reported that a boy had been run over by a tractor.
One resident who said he spoke with the boy's parents indicated the lad had suffered a sprained ankle and hairline crack in his pelvis, but he should be OK.
Wayland girls' bowling team captured a huge victory Thursday in first O-K Gold Conference dual match of the season.
The Lady Wildcats edged South Christian, winner of the pre-conference tournament, 16-14.
The WHS athletic web site reported, "Like last night, neither team bowled well in the Baker format but South Christian took both games and Baker total 100-116; 115-119; 215-235, and just like that, the Lady Wildcats were down 10-0 to one of the strongest teams in the conference. However they were not willing to quit."
by Robert Traxler
"I promise you no United States combat troops on the ground in Iraq," so pledged President Obama.
It isn't often when high school girls' and boys' basketball teams are playing very near the Christmas break, but Wayland and Martin will be doing just that later this month.
Martin will have home varsity basketball games at 4 p.m. for the girls against Calhoun Christian and at 7 p.m. for the boys against Delton.
I read with interest that 50 years ago this month Joe Booker from Muskegon bought the Brinkert hair cutting business right next to the old Wayland Globe building n East Superior Street.
Joe Booker for a long time has been my “poster boy” for the notion that you must adapt to ever-changing conditions or perhaps tomorrow you will no longer exist. It is a critical principle of Charles Darwin in his “Origin of Species,” published more than 150 years ago and still widely hated in the United States.
Dorr Elementary Principal Kevin Zaschak is doing double duty as varsity hockey coach at Forest Hills Central High School.
Zaschak is first-year coach of the Rangers, who have moved up into the Tier I Conference this year.
Forest Hills Central has a new coaching staff this year, led by head coach Zaschak and assistants Mark Beaufait, Nick Ullery and Matt Sekosan.
“Our focus is a defense-first mindset and improving each week,” Zaschak said. “If we can take care of the defensive zone throughout the year, we will be very competitive.”
PHOTO: Kevin Zaschak
A water main break in front of the new Speedway gas station on West Superior Street snarled traffic a bit Thursday morning. Speedway was scheduled to open its new station today, but there were some delays.
Foreign exchange students from Wayland Union High School held a “Christmas Around the World” party for students this week.
Each student brought food typically shared in their country at Christmastime and talked about their traditions. Students sampled the food and had a chance to get to know each other better.
“We were very happy with how many of our students came to this after school event today,” said Sarah Rollandini, WUHS teacher who coordinated the event. “We plan to do this again next year.”
Wayland school officials will be spending some time next year handling a Title IX violation with the unusual factor of boys’ athletic facilities not matching those for the girls.
Title IX was the national legal ruling from more than 40 years ago responsible for the explosion of girls’ athletics at the high school and junior high levels. The verdict determined that all girls should be given the same opportunities as boys to play interscholastic sports.