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OVID — The 82nd annual reunion of the descendants of Abraham and Harriet (Eddy) VanDyne was held July 28 at the home of Larry and Kathy Gruesbeck, with many family members present for the event.

n OWOSSO — The following birth was reported recently at Memorial Healthcare

LANSING – The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) – a school that promotes the integration of adults with disabilities into the workplace and society by providing vocational training – hosted a graduation ceremony for 172 students from across the state July 19.

ALLENDALE — More than 3,200 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies this past April at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

OWOSSO — Taylor Snider, of Owosso, received her associate’s degree in business management from Baker College of Owosso as part of the college’s Early Middle College (EMC) Program this spring.

EAST LANSING — Chloe Wilson, of Durand, graduated from Michigan State University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and interdisciplinary studies.

EAST LANSING — Grace Rice, of Owosso, graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management in May 2019.

EAST LANSING — Garet Rice, of Owosso, received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University in May 2019.

BIG RAPIDS — More than 2,000 students completed the requirements for certificates, associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design during the semester that ended in May 2019.

OWOSSO — The following births were reported recently at Memorial Healthcare.July 16A boy to Krystal (Martin) and Michael Pennington of Owosso.July 18A boy to Vivien Alward and Jacob Hurt of Durand.

ALLENDALE — More than 3,200 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies this past April at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.Students who graduated at the conclusion of the Winter 2019 semester in April include:Kathryn Atkinson of Durand.Brandon Meisel of Els…

BIG RAPIDS — More than 2,000 students completed the requirements for certificates, associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design during the semester that ended in May 2019.Area graduates include:Karli Dooling, Mai Reed and…

LANSING – The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) – a school that promotes the integration of adults with disabilities into the workplace and society by providing vocational training – hosted a graduation ceremony for 172 students from across the state July 19.

Barbara Babcock, of Oakley, will celebrate her 90th birthday July 30.Babcock’s children include Cindy (David) LeCureux and Daniel Babcock.She has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.She would appreciate cards sent to 17630 Johnstone Road, Oakley, MI 48649.

Thelma Goodrich, of Owosso, will celebrate her 90th birthday Aug. 4.

CORUNNA — The Corunna High School class of 1970 will have an organizational meeting Aug. 12 to begin planning its 50th reunion.

BIG RAPIDS — University officials announced 4,181 students received academic honors for the semester that ended in May 2019 at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design.

GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Derek Eilert, of Morrice, and Cassandra Steele, of Corunna, graduated from Bob Jones University May 3.

KENOSHA, WI — Makenzie Cool, of Byron, graduated from Carthage College on May 26, 2019. The formal send-off was held in the Field House of the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center.

ALMA — Taylor Busse, of Perry, received a bachelor of science degree in integrative physiology and health science in April 2019.

SAGINAW — Tyler Sadilek, of Chesaning, recently traveled to rural Appalachia to volunteer at a free health care clinic organized by The Health Wagon and Remote Area Medical nonprofit.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Martin J. Wyatt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

DURAND — Relatives of Lawrence H. and Mary E. Prowant are invited to the 71st annual Prowant Reunion Potluck Aug. 4 at Geeck Road County Park in Durand.

ROCHESTER, New York — Alexandra Greenfelder, of Chesaning, graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2019 with an associate in occupational studies degree (AOS) in furniture design.

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Mckaylah Wade, of Laingsburg, received her master of science, health and wellness management degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May 2019.

n LANSING — The following births were reported recently at McLaren Greater Lansing:

CORUNNA — Juddville United Methodist Church is offering three agricultural scholarships for Shiawassee County. Applicants must be in 4-H or FFA. Applications can be picked up at the extension office or Juddville United Church office.

CORUNNA — Alaina Fisher of Corunna has earned a $1,000 educational scholarship from Chapter #1970 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Fisher is in her final year of a Masters Degree program in Speech Language Pathology at Central Michigan University.

BIG RAPIDS — Matthew Moffit, of Owosso, received his bachelors degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University May 11.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Patrick Buning of Laingsburg recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

ELSIE — A high school reunion for members of Elsie High School is taking place July 14 at the Elsie American Legion hall.