Area communities are planning Memorial Day observances this week. In Homer, the parade will start at the Village Office building and proceed west on Maint Street to the Greg Barton Circle. After a brief flag lowering service, the parade will continue on to Fairview Cemetery. Individuals and organizations are invited to participate. Parade lineup will start at 9:30 a.m.
By Mike Warner
A Memorial Day tradition for many Homer area residents is a stop at Homer High School for a pancake breakfast before heading downtown to view the annual Memorial Day observances. Or, witnessing the Memorial Day activities, then heading over to the school for a late breakfast/early lunch.
The Homer varsity baseball team won their first Al Glick Classic (formerly the Diamond Classic) in Jackson this past weekend.
By Mike Warner
In a year when four Homer High School baseball teams are being inducted into the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame, the 2016 Trojan squad decided to make some history of their own. Barely in the upper division of the Big Eight Conference despite a 26-6 record, the Trojans stunned the field this past weekend at the Al Glick Classic (formerly the Diamond Classic) in Jackson, winning the program’s first title in the prestigious tournament.
By Kristy Smith
Ever wonder what got into your ever lovin’ mind? Are you technically still out of it, the victim of your own zeal that thrust you into circumstances way over your head? A lot of things sound good at the time you sign up, but feel not-so-wonderful when it’s time to put your butt on the line. Take the recent specialty dinner I hosted. For 10 years, I have donated a special multicourse meal to Fredonia Community Grange’s annual St. Patrick’s weekend auction. Event proceeds support the yearly “Words for Thirds” project, where the Grange gives rural Calhoun County third-graders cool, personalized dictionaries.
By Tiffany Thatcher
I took the last step into complete immersion into geek culture by attending my first Comicon last weekend. Being a con newbie, I had zero idea of what to expect when I arrived at the convention center. I was immediately overwhelmed by the line of people stretched around the building. These weren’t just normal people either. These were people dressed in full costume as their favorite characters. In one section alone there was a Boba Fett from Star Wars, Star Trek crew members, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones and even a Louise from Bob’s Burgers. The boys and I had great fun getting our pictures taken with some of our favorite characters.