Police seeking Martin teen, 16
Troopers from the Wayland post of the Michigan State Police are seeking 16-year-old Kristy LaFountain of Martin, who failed to return home Wednesday afternoon from classes at Martin High School.
Informal discussions about the old Boysen’s Market building in downtown Martin have been held recently and the Martin Township Board has been asked for its opinion of what should happen to the historic, but mothballed building.
Four township officials Wednesday night indicated it was their understanding most people want it torn down.
The Martin Township Board has given its blessing, with minor revisions, to the proposed master plan presented by the Planning Commission.
Pete Zeinstra, chairman of the Planning Commission, Wednesday evening presented the updated plan, which board members went over and made minor changes in language before approving. He said he neecded to have board approval before he can send the master plan to surrounding townships for review over 42 days and then have a public hearing, perhaps sometime in March.
25 Years Ago — Dec. 14, 1988
A man wearing a dark blue waist-length ski mask robbed the United bank in Wayland and NBD Bank in Cascade of an undisclosed amount of cash. Authorities said the perpetrator had a small semi-automatic pistol.
The Wayland Fire Department assisted Otsego early Wednesday morning with an apartment complext fire that injured two people.
The fire took place on Brookside Drive and destroyed an eight-apartment unit building.
Firefighters contained the damage to the building where it began and slight damage to building adjoining. Residents were evacuated until firefighters were cerrtain the fire in the roof would not spread.
Residents were taken to Dix Street Elementary and were getting assistance from the American Red Cross.
Semi crash snarls traffic on U.S.-131
A semi-truck crash on the U.S.-131 expressway about a mile north of the Plainwell-Otsego exit bottled up traffic Wednesday morning.
Authorities have been summoned to the scene, but there haven't been any reports yet about injuries.
The Wayland Fire Department, meanwhile, handled a personal injury accident about a mile south of the Shelbyville exit on 131. Further details were not available.
The Wayland Board of Education Monday night was informed that an interim dean of students will be appointed for Dorr Elementary School.
The appointment will be the result of a recommendation of special consultant Holly Lear, who was named to her temporary position to examine needs for the school because of its recent student population explosion. Dorr Elementary also has had three different principals in the last three years — Greg Rutten, Andrew Alvesteffer and now Kevin Zaschak.
The winter season's first snowstorm caused Wayland schools to be dismissed earlier than usual Tuesday afternoon and the freshman, junior varsity and varsity basketball games for boys and girls to be called off.
Pine Street, Middle and High School students were dismissed 10 minutes early and elementary students were dismissed at the regular time. All after school and evening events were canceled and the Wayland Fitness Center was closed.
Oh, what a web we weave when we attempt to deceive! “You want to keep your plan, you can keep your plan – period! You want to keep your doctor, you can – period!
And you thought President Clinton grew a Pinocchio nose every time he opened his mouth... President Obama’s must be 12 feet long by now. With all the problems with the web site, insurance notices to subscribers notifying them they no longer will be covered, sticker shock for the new “Obamacare” health insurance, etc., etc. – the list goes on and on.
Margaret Ann Brott (Schuel), 81, of Hopkins died Saturday, Dec. 7,
She is survived by her husband Gerald Brott; sons Marc (Chris) Brott, Jerry (Mamie) Brott; daughter-in-law Kathy Brott; grandchildren Nick Brott, Tiffany MacIntosh, Jenny Burman, Julie Gould, Katie Brott, Matt Brott and Mike Brott; sister-in-law Alice Schuel; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by son Steve and her parents Peter and Margaret Schuel.
A special thanks to the girls from Hospice: Sue, Linda and Sandy.