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ALEX FREEMAN: Ty Warczinsky is no one-hit wonder

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For the majority of the in-person events I cover, I try and take the NFL quarterback model of being the first one there and the last to leave.

I’m definitely not always the first one there, but I like to be early and I like to stay for the entire duration usually of any event I cover. Preseason practices are no exception — when I show up to a practice and the coach asks me how I want to cover it, I usually am letting them know my intention is to stay for the entire practice.

Putting it all together

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Vestaburg girls hoops grows game-by-game with young team, new head coach

Gwen Koutz and Addy Neelis began this season as two of the more energetic guards on the Vestaburg girls basketball team. Their practice routine highlights that energy and so does their friendship.

After several shooting drills on a new Dr. Dish machine that fires the basketballs like passes to the waiting hands of players — it even keeps track of stats and workouts — the Wolverines went into a one-on-one dribbling drill going around the sidelines, the half-court line and the baseline. Koutz, a junior and Neelis, a sophomore, were the main card of battle in the drill.

‘Country-style living’

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Brigham Facilities offers new independent living option for Edmore, Vestaburg area

Stepping through the doors of Brigham Facilities and being greeted by Jodie, Tracy or Jamie, visitors will feel right at home.

That’s the goal of the new independent living facility for adults of all ages located at 6055 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) near Vickeryville Road between Edmore and Vestaburg.

Vestaburg Community School welcomes 4 new administrators, more new staff

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Vestaburg Community School welcomed four new administrators this year.

Delores Curtis is the new director of special education and elementary school dean of students; Ray Fron is the new athletic director and dean of students; Cynthia Hillary is the new elementary school principal and preschool director; and Kristine Staines is the new middle/high school principal.

Vestaburg High School class of ’66 honors veterans

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In a graduating class of 62 students, classmates are bound to get to know one another. 

What makes the 1966 graduates of Vestaburg High School unique is the fact that a not insignificant portion of them still keep in semi-regular contact; 15 to 18 still attend yearly class reunions, according to Steve Bigelow, one of the class of ’66. 

Capping the cross country season strong

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CC-C, Ionia, TC, Vestaburg runners finish XC campaign at state finals

BROOKLYN — Jess Penrod was trudging away heading into the final 1,000 meters of the Division 4 state cross country finals at Michigan International Speedway. She was working through apparent pain to get through the race to cross the finish line through gusty winds and steady rain. That led to the final 500 meters, down the frontstretch of the speedway. […]

‘Awesome day to be a Green Hornet’

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CM boys, girls each finish 10th in 1st joint XC finals appearance; Montabella’s Dykhuis, Vestaburg’s Patton finish All-State

Kyah Hoffman has a goal in her mind. With all she accomplished this season, no one would say she couldn’t accomplish everything she sets her mind to. Standing on the podium at Michigan International Speedway at Saturday’s state cross country finals, Hoffman’s dream is still alive.

She wants to be an All-State cross country runner all four years of her Central Montcalm career. After the State Finals on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, she can check off the halfway point of that list — and she’s just getting started.

‘Our hearts are breaking’: Vestaburg mourns loss of teen

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The tight-knit Vestaburg community is mourning the loss of one of their young citizens.

Stormie Mier, 13, died in a house fire last Wednesday morning. The entire family home burned down on North Caris Road, along with a van in the garage and several pets.


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Who are you? Sherma Tipton Horrocks. I am the daughter of Sherman and Gladys (Piney) Tipton. I am married to Todd Lars Horrocks and I have lived in Vestaburg from the age of 5.