The Battle Creek Enquirer was published in Battle Creek, Michigan and with 991,842 searchable pages from 1918-2023. While many anticipated a "baby boom" following the pandemic outbreak, there are some indicators that may not be the case. Premium Editions are published to provide additional information and value. I took this group of kids to the Nature Center this year, and this young man walks past me as Im saying (to the students), sit down and raise your hand if youre ready for a snack. And he wheels around and goes, I think you were my first grade teacher. And he tells me his name and I go, yep, I remember you! I find it amazing they can remember their first grade teacher and remember all of the cool stuff we used to do. Weve talked about competing and theyve competed all the time. Jones said the relationships she built over the eight years in that role has helped her transition into the superintendent role. The largest online newspaper archive. Sacharski passed away in February of 2009, but his memory has lived on, which was apparent on June 25 when well over 100 community members came together at Tee-Ball Garden in Albion, where a new T-ball statue and historic plaque was unveiled under the leadership of the Restore Our Coke Sign: Bring Art and History Downtown campaign team. The couple's sixth child was born at 9:28 a.m., weighing in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Introducing the Battle Creek Enquirer eNewspaper app, where subscribers can read The Baxter Bulletin with all the stories, photos and ads shown just as it appears in print. A special thank you goes out to Lauries sister Patricia and brother John who spent time caring for her in her final days. Sherry l. Jarvis, 78, of Marshall, died on Monday, November 30, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. We as a district need to sit down and focus on where our kids are at and where we need our kids to be in terms of education. If you did not receive your newspaper, please report a delivery issue by visiting, As a subscriber, you can schedule temporary holds by visiting, You can update your delivery address by visiting. In 1907 it was sold to cereal magnate C.W. After the conversation, the coaches went back to their dugouts and the issue was seemingly resolved before the pitcher was pulled with one out in the inning as Marshall proceeded to tie the game and force the game into extra innings, where Olivet ultimately won. Many of our own kids and family members and relatives go to Marshall Public Schools and we want whats best for Marshall Public (Schools), so that we can get whats best for us. Listen today at. And to this day, the coaches, the players, the parentshave no idea who this guy was. Janet Domingo and Linda Kolmodin lead the Coca-Cola team and led the effort for the new plaque and statue at the Tee-Ball Garden. Wendi Ann Baker, 42, of Coldwater, went to heaven to be with Jesus on December 26, 2020. That sounds like a lot but given inflation and people working at minimum wage or close to it, a lot of people are going to need help. The clinics largest fundraiser of the year had always been the Night at The Louvre event held at Tom Frankes Oak Hill estate. Existing subscribers can sign up for EZ Pay by visiting, Subscribers can update their payment method online by visiting. Lester Jack Munn, age 96, of Battle Creek, passed away on December 27, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center in Battle Creek. Mary Jane Henry of Albion and Placida, Florida died on December 11, 2020 after living a life filled with the joys of family and the satisfaction gained from entertaining, teaching and inspiring others. Were not quite done yet. He was born in Tedrow, Ohio on September 9, 1920, the son of Clyde and Myrtle (Losure) Wentz and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. Notice the word fun in fundamentals. It was an anonymous video, and it was enough where we could count all of the pitches, said Kimmerly. I think our kids showed great resolve and character because they didnt give up. Print delivery is available within the newspaper distribution area only. Marianne Lucinda Williams, 90, of Three Oaks, died peacefully Sunday, December 6, 2020. The win for Olivet improved its record to 31-2, which set the record for most wins in a season in the programs history. The 2020 Census showed Calhoun County's overall population decreased by 1.3% over the last decade, now at134,310. Money was raised for these art installations and additional landscape improvements through a matching Patronicity campaign through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, according to a press release that ran in the ad-visor in the June 25 edition. At first, Wilson said he was hesitant after receiving a nomination to enter an application because he said he feels like he has more goals to achieve for himself and the school. Edward Howard Bessler, 85, of Marshall, peacefully passed away on August 4, 2020. Deanna L. LaFleur, 59, of Battle Creek died on Sunday December 6, 2020 at her home following a short illness. What an autism diagnosis in adulthood revealed to these Michiganders. At the plate, Sinclair went 2-for-3 and Lehman went 2-for-2. Announcements Place an obituary Place a notice or announcement Call us 1-800-333-4139 Hours Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am HelpTerms of. Every play, something happened. In 2000, the video was accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y. Sacharski was also a teacher with Albion Public Schools for nearly three decades. 1001 E. Columbia Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49001 The family-owned Battle Creek Shopper News strives to Just things like having a kind heart, pushing kids to do better, recognizing a good staff. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell W. Densmore; mother, Beulah M. Kachmar; step-father, George Kachmar; and a great-grandson. Visitation was held 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, and private inurnment will be at a later date at Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall, Michigan. Treva Rapp, 88, of Marshall entered her heavenly home on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Whispering Meadows Assisted Care following a short illness. Its just a nice place to come out to. The COVID-19 pandemic brought tough times to many businesses across the country, and MCC was no exception. Seely started her teaching career at Caldwell Elementary School in Albion and bounced back-and-forth between Caldwell and Harrington before going to teach at Albion High School for a few years. For the school, I dont think Marshall as a whole understands that we champion the public school, Wilson said. In the bottom of the 9th, Marshalls offense threatened but was unable to score as the Eagles outlasted the Redhawks. Unfortunately, it came to an end for us, but were so proud of our kids for not giving up, not quitting and giving their best shot when we were seemingly down. Sharpley said the message to his team and to the departing seniors was a positive one as he thought they showed a tremendous amount of resolve to respond after being down in the game on several occasions. Your one stop shop for news, weather, and activities in Battle Creek and surrounding areas Joseph D. Gillespie, 66, of Marshall died following a long illness on Sunday December 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Teaching is hard. We want people to know that we are celebrating, why we are celebrating and that we invite them to come and celebrate with us, Card said. To access other newspapers in cities across the country, once inside your eNewspaper, simply click on the icon titled Universal on the right-side navigation bar. 105 talking about this. Seelys late husband, who was a professor at Albion College, passed away two years ago. "We appreciated the nurses and the staff, who helped us so much.. He wanted the kids to have fun and at the same time, learn basic skills. The Louvre event usually raises about $45,000 for the clinic. Debra Lynn (Dowding) Wilson passed away peacefully on November 6, 2020 following a short illness. Chronicle-Tribune, The Idaho Statesman and the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald and Daily Olympian. Dennis Murray Crawford, 76, passed away on November 30, 2020. I want them to be proud of the work we do here and how we educate their kids.. It was pretty challenging during COVID in that situation to get creative with how to be open, how to serve the members. We checked in with Olivet after that and Olivet confirmed that the pitcher had indeed gone over 105 pitches, and at that point its pretty open and shut that rule was broken. Olivet Athletic Director Matt Seidl said they were notified of the violation on the night of June 7 and the decision to force Olivet to forfeit its regional semifinal game against Charlotte was made by the MHSAA on the morning of June 8. "I really think that's why the community has been so generous, she said. Susan K (Jones) Collins was born December 21, 1944 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Edward N and Martha G Jones. Complete the required steps. It was great to see my old principals and just to see everybody. In 1971, the Miller family enterprise, Federated Publications, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Gannett. His standard for civic responsibility and community leadership became a tradition honored by his successors, son Robert Miller Sr. and grandson Bob Miller Jr. What you need to know, Lakeview's Caleb Howell is Enquirer Athlete of the Week winner. After each team was retired in order in the 8th, Olivets offense was able to manufacture a couple of runs in the top half of the 9th via a bases loaded walk drawn by Tyler Latunski, followed by a sacrifice fly by Brody Lehman to put the Eagles back up by two runs. He was born September 29, 1955 in Albion, MI the son of Don Hoyt Sr. and Ella Mae (Lake) Hoyt and they preceded him in death. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. She was Tina was born on November 04, 1973 . Hazel Louise Bergstresser, 98, of Hickory Corners passed away on January 02, 2021 at Stoneridge Assisted Living and Adult Foster Care in Bellevue,. If you no longer have access to the email address you used when you set up the account, please call Customer Service or chat online with an agent by clicking on the link below, or calling Customer Service (phone number and service hours are below). Margaret, the daughter of Claude and Kate (Creor) Sellen was born in Sheridan Township, Michigan on July 4, 1930 and was a lifetime resident of Marshall graduating from Marshall High School in 1948. Jones has been in the school system ever since her time at Jackson County ISD before coming over to Marshall Public Schools, where she served as the director of business operations for the district for eight years. She was born February 6, 1939 in Cortez, Colorado to Clyde and Viola M. (Messman) Morris. She was born on March 29, 1947 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of James and Doris (Knowles) Stephan. Diana J. McKiver, 77, of Marshall died on Sunday December 20, 2020 at The Oaks of North Pointe Woods following a long illness. The first tournament of the day is for current and past members only and will begin at 8:30 a.m., while the second tournamenta four-person scramble, is open to anyone and is set for an approximate 1:30 p.m. start time. As a young child he lived in Glastonbury, Conn. and later moved to Germany where he completed the 4th and 5th grade learning to read, write and speak fluent German. It is so rewarding when a patient comes back to show their restored smiles. Barbara Jean Miller, age 75, of Homer died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Allegiance Hospital in Jackson. That would be my dream for the district. I think we have to have a welcoming environment that welcomes all walks of life, said Dillon. I think that educating peoples children and educating our youth is a very important role, said Jones. , Last year, Marshalls Fountain Clinic we saw about 1,000 unduplicated patients for a total of 2,800 visits. Richard L. Taylor, 85, of Marshall died on Sunday August 2, 2020 at his home. ", "As of now, we stand by our prediction of a COVID baby bust of around 300,000 fewer births," theywrote. See upcoming events and what's on in Philly today. Mary Jane Schriner, 87, of Olivet, died November 10 after a quick and deadly battle with COVID-19. And most of our kids have tried the public school and for one reason or anothermaybe they didnt fit in, maybe they needed a smaller class size, maybe they needed more attention on them. Then, in the bottom half of the 5th, Nick Ryan stepped up to the plate for Marshall and gave the Redhawks offense some life when he blasted a solo home run to left field to make it a one-run game. Find an obituary, get service details, leave condolence messages or send flowers or gifts in memory of a loved one. The largest online newspaper archive. Thats the toughest part of this whole thing, said Kimmerly. Im here maybe a couple days a week, but if it wasn't here where (would we be)? To date, MCC has held monthly celebrations to honor its centennial year. We have both Marshall golf teams here, Homer golf teams, Albion College, Olivet College. Melissa J. Mercer-Tachick, 50, of Grass Lake died on Friday January 15, 2021, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Residence following a battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. The eNewspaper allows you to turn pages, save and download articles, solve puzzles, listen to articles read aloud, and more! She was born on August 26, 1944 in Marshall to parents Charles R. and Margaret (Bicknell) Flynn. Actually, things are better due to the Affordable Health Care Act, said Byrne, who has been executive director since December 2007. Ronald preceded Ola on October 4, 2019. When you receive an email from us, scroll to the bottom of the email and click unsubscribe. In some cases, the team has been done and theyve turned their uniforms in and its all completely over. Both tournaments have limited spots available. To give you a perspective our numbers dropped by one-third after 2014. Would you like to help coach? And he said yes, I will do that. The name of the team was the Padres, and they were already 0-3 and by the end of the season, they were I think about 12-3 and took the championship. Robert J. Clutter, 67, of Baldwin, formerly of Marshall, died on Sunday, January 31, 2021, after being stricken suddenly at home. You can easily find the terms and conditions for your subscription by visiting. As a 7-year-old kid, we actually got to go up to bat and we actually got to hit the ball (instead of getting walked or striking out). Ola Kay Stone, age 76, left this earth on December 19, 2020 to join her husband Ronald, whom she married June 13, 1964. Byrne says the concept at the Fountain Clinic remains the same as it was from day one. Youll see a bunch of kids out here hitting balls. To do a good job, youre starting in the early morning hours before the kids get here, and sometimes an hour after. Local artists will display their floral talents during the pop-up event May 5-6 at Superior Arts, 302 S. Superior St. New Level Sports Ministries to honor Kyra Wallace May 5, BC Central grad Bouyer-Randle signs with NFL team, Harper Creek's Payton Rice to play volleyball at Albion College, Binder Park Zoo opens for the season on Monday. Jones further explained how she was involved in that process. Newspapers.com makes these newspapers available for the purpose of historical research, and is not responsible for the content of any newspapers archived at our site. In the bottom of the 4th, a couple of defensive mishaps from the Eagles allowed the Redhawks to get a run back to make the score 3-1. Thats something we've been very proud of. And Fountain Clinic staff members share Byrnes sentiment. However, a video was dropped off to the MHSAA anonymously that showed the pitcher going over 105 pitches against Marshall, explained MHSAA Communications Director Geoff Kimmerly. This is my first time working at a country club and it is different than any other restaurant, bar or hospitality place that Ive ever worked at, said Coco. Byrne said that the Fountain Clinic's success in helping patients is a testament to the citizens of the area who have offered their support even during difficult times for themselves and others. Rancho Cordova, California: On January 10, 2021, caring mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend, Jacquelene Courtney Root, 51, received her wings and went to be amongst the angels. Keith W. Roe, age 92, of Marshall died Friday morning, November 6, 2020 at his home in the loving care of his family. After getting another runner on in the frame, Jesse Saldana doubled in a run to level the game at three apiece and give some momentum back to the Redhawks. Both communities have a lot to offer when you look at it. Battle Creek Transit to transition two routes back to regular service, St. Philip's Hoelscher to play volleyball at Trine University, 18 shots, no motive: Police release timeline, findings in MSU shooting, Northbound I-69 ramp closure begins Monday. Two hours and 48 minutes after the ball dropped on New Year's Day, Kailani Zoe Rodriguez became Calhoun County's newest resident. You could go anywhere right now and get a job. But for me, I cant do that because this place just means so much to so many people that it becomes special to you. Vicki Knickerbocker, another member of the centennial celebration committee and MCC member said the country club is special to her in many ways, from building friendships to simply giving her and her husband a hobby. So were really going to have to get out there and communicate effectively with the communities about that. When Jones time is done at MPS, whenever that may be, she said she just hopes for both communities to look at the school district and be proud of what it represents. Albion community leaders have pushed the proposal of a brand new elementary school, which was part of a $45.5 million bond proposed by Marshall Public Schools that was voted down by a 2-1 margin last November. It used to be that companies would foot the bill. The number of clubs are also diminishing, as there were over 5,000 member-owned full-service golf and country clubs in the U.S., according to the article. We obviously had a failed bond attempt and those needs havent gone away. Robert G. Greene, 86, of Fulton, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at his home. Gary "Brushy" Paul Young, 67, of Marshall, Michigan passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In some areas weve had ongoing challenges with our newspaper delivery caused by a variety of economic factors. Search over 2 newspaper titles from the largest collection of newspaper archives online. When I look at the role, I dont look at it as a superintendent role, I look at it as I get to work with these amazing people who work for Marshall Public Schools and I get to meet all of these wonderful community members. In a March article from the Battle Creek Enquirer, former Board President Richard Lindsey acknowledged Jones played a key role in the annexation of the Albion School District and Marshall Public Schools in 2016. Dale married Barbara Wood on December 13, 1949 and later married Dorie Boody on July 2, 1981 who preceded him in death on July 2, 2008. In the bottom half of the 7th inning, Marshall head coach Tom Sharpley and Olivet head coach Bill Whitely met with the home plate umpire to discuss whether the Eagles starting pitcher exceeded the 105-pitch limit that is permitted by the MHSAA in a day. He does a hell of a job with the pitching staff. For Marshall, its season ended with a 20-9 overall record while falling just short of a district title. John E. Auer, age 86, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 27, 2020. It was wonderful to have everybody here, said Seely. Petersen was born at 7:35 p.m . I want both communities to be proud of their school system, she said. House Manager Sarah Coco has been at MCC for four years and said while there have been some difficult times to get through, she did not ever want to leave because of her passion for the country club and seeing how much it matters to so many people she interacts with. Gerald T. Hodge, 88, of Marengo Township died on Friday October 30, 2020 at his home following a long illness.