There will be several Easter egg hunts held in this area this weekend.
The Wayland Kiwanis annual hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wayland City Park. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to hand out goodies and pose for photos.
Children up to age 2, though too young to participate in the hunt, will receive a stuffed bunny and candy to take home. Older children ages 3-10 may search for eggs and win extra prizes. Every child participating will receive a goodie bag while supplies last.
25 Years Ago — April 19, 1989
After cutting about $450,000 from its budget, the Wayland School District plans to ask local voters to approve a millage increase to prevent any further cutbacks. Nine teachers have been notified of potential layoff, including Patricia Ringler, Aleisha Blankenship, Robin Seniura, Lori Howell, Scott Hall, Michelle Foster, Mary Bolthouse, Steve Hilgendorf and Patrick Smolinski.
Two die in car-pickup crash on 131
Two area men are dead after a pickup truck traveling the wrong way on U.S.-131 crashed into a Ford Mustang Tuesday night near Plainwell.
A passenger in the Mustang, 26-year-old Megan Covey of Wayland, was taken to Bronson Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
by Amy Kerr Hardin
Boy, did Moody’s Investor Service ever nail it this time. Last October the credit reporting agency warned of the dangers of charter schools, naming Michigan as the poster-child of how to get it all wrong. Their newsletter called it:
“The dramatic rise in charter school enrolments over the past decade is likely to create negative credit pressure on school districts in economically weak urban areas. Charter schools tend to proliferate in areas where school districts already show a degree of underlying economic and demographic stress.”
Dorr Township Planning Commission Chairman Bob Wagner (left) and Commissioner Bob Traxler show a copy of a promotional booklet they and their colleagues have been working on for quite a spell. Traxler, the unofficial editor, said the material will be presented as information to anyone, but will be targeted to prospective citizens and businesses. Limited copies will be available at the Dorr Township Library, Then & Now and township offices, but the information will be available to all on the Dorr Township web site.
WUHS Theatriks will presents William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" Friday evening, April 25, Saturday evening, April 26, and Sunday afternoon, April 27, at the Wayland High School Fine Arts Center.
The story is about two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus.
The Wayland Board of Education learned about more trouble on school buses in a special meeting Monday evening.
After learning last month about an incident in which a 9-year-old boy with special needs allegedly was assaulted by five other boys, another complaint was received by another local mother, who claimed her concerns have been ignored by the transportation department and by school administrators.
All stray pets at the shelter have a short "stray hold," waiting for their family to reclaim them. If you see your pet in this album it is important you call the shelter asap. Please leave a message with your name & number if you are calling before or after our business hours
Please note that in order to reclaim a pet you must have some proof of ownership such as vet records, pictures, etc.... There is also an impound fee, as well as vetting fees and boarding.
Call the shelter for details. (269) 686-5112.
PHOTOS: Alice, Leighton Twp. Zorro, Fennville Kurby, Allegan Lacey, Leighton Twp.
Early in the health care insurance debate, the comparison having car insurance and health insurance was promoted by President Obama many times. He would imply that car insurance was mandatory for driving an automobile and health insurance should be mandatory, just like car insurance.
Well, let’s take that analogy and examine that comparison.
The Hopkins varsity baseball team opened its season Monday afternoon with a 14-4 victory over O-K Silver Conference rival Wyoming Godwin Heights.
The Vikings broke open a tight 1-0 ballgame with a couple of runs in the third inning, three more in the fourth and four in both the fifth and seventh innings. They collected nine hits during the contest.
Noah Kraft, Dan Tubergen and Riley Winchester all had two hits apiece to pace the offensive attack. One of Tubergens’ hits was a double and Dylan Wilson scored four runs.