Vestaburg boys hoops historic season ends with loss in regional semifinals versus Fulton

Each member of the Vestaburg boys basketball team stood in the hallway between the locker room and the gym at Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart and waited for coach Ty Warczinsky. 

Once Warczinsky wrapped up questioning from the media, he took the few steps separating him from the Wolverines squad that made so much history this season. 

Puffpaff Farm recognized as a Centennial Farm

Family history. Some people find it fascinating, while others find it dry and boring. Either way, we all have a family history. I love to learn about people, where they were born, what kind of work they do or did, what country did their families come from. Who are they named after and so many more questions that can be asked?

Recently my husband’s Uncle Carlton and Aunt Bonnie Puffpaff of Stanton were recognized with the honor of having a Centennial Farm. Aunt Bonnie had started this application process several years ago but finally completed it in 2021. She spent hours researching, gathering and copying documents to verify that the farm had been in the Puffpaff family for over 100 years. She was assisted by a longtime family friend Beth Wickes, also of Stanton.

GRACE FOWLER: Our family dog is not a dog person

This past week I watched my mom’s dog, Lucy. If you have ever been into the Daily News office, there is a good chance you have met her — she is the really cute and very fluffy mascot.

When my mom is out of town and my grandma is unable to watch her, someone usually comes to her house to watch Lucy. She is almost 15 and she definitely prefers to be in her usual environment and stick to her normal routine. She recently had surgery to remove a couple masses and due to the nature of her wounds, she needed to be with people that would be comfortable performing daily dressing changes. 

MCC president testifies on benefits of ReConnect

One year ago, with the launch of the bipartisan Michigan ReConnect program, community colleges across the state welcomed a new group of students aiming for an associate degree or certification.

In the time since, more than 13,000 students, 25 and older and without a college degree, have taken college classes tuition-free as the state committed $30 million for these students to pursue a pathway to a good-paying job, college degree, technical certificate or an apprenticeship.

Former MAISD associate superintendent enjoying new role as K-12 adviser to Gov. Whitmer 

After having worked a career that spanned across teaching, working as a principal and concluding as an administrator with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), Stephanie O’Dea has taken her talents in education to the office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. 

In February, the Greenville resident left her position as MAISD associate superintendent for instruction for a position she called a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” — the governor’s new K-12 policy adviser. 

New Greenville Chamber director placing a focus on bringing diverse businesses and people together

After years spent working in the automotive industry, followed by a career as a pastor, the last place Paul Sischo ever expected his path to take him was in a direction to further the interests of small businesses in this community.

As the new executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, that’s exactly what Sischo is doing. He’s halfway through his third month on the job.

Juvenile investigated for threatening violence that canceled Ionia Middle School dances

An out-of-state juvenile with connections to Ionia was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday afternoon after making threats of violence on social media against the middle school, which resulted in the cancelation of two weekend dances.

Superintendent Ben Gurk said the administration canceled the Ionia Middle School winter dance scheduled for last Friday night as the district and officers from the Ionia Department of Public Safety investigated “a specific threat” received Friday afternoon.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022