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Holly area credit union delivers gift of communication Print
Written by Amy Mayhew   
Thursday, September 20 2012

North Metro Federal Credit Uni...

HOLLY, Michigan – Students attending Holly Area Schools' Respect Program were in for a treat today after Metro North Federal Credit Union employee, Ashley Asbury stopped by to deliver a basket full of “Signing Time” videos, especially for the students.

Through bake sales and other fund raising events, NMFCU employees raised enough money to purchase the gift basket containing more than 10 Signing Time videos, and some microwave popcorn for the kids.

“We made a list of what we would like to donate, compiled it and we vote on it,” Asbury said of the organizations choice of charities. In addition to the HAS Respect Program, NMFCU is also gifting the Kaleidoscope Foundation.

Secretary of State helps students celebrate Michigan Reading Month Print
Written by Amy Mayhew   
Thursday, March 28 2013

Secretary of State Ruth Johnso...

HOLLY, Michigan – In honor of Michigan’s Reading Month, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson stopped by Holly Academy Thursday morning to read a favorite book of hers to Holly Academy kindergarten students.

Before getting started, Johnson talked about Michigan, and even shared a picture she had taken atop the Mackinac Bridge. “That’s me popping through a port hole at the very top of the bridge,” she said pointing to a blown up photograph. “As you can see, it’s quite a view from up there.”

Johnson solicited the help of kindergartener Isabel Banks, 5 as she then read Helen Palmer's,  “A Fish Out of Water,” to the group.

Secretary of State helps students celebrate National Reading Month Print
Written by Amy Mayhew   
Friday, March 07 2014

Secretary of State Ruth Johnso...

ROSE TOWNSHIP, Michigan – Not only did Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson stop by Rose Pioneer Elementary School Wednesday morning to help second graders celebrate National Reading Month, but she brought her very own book to read, too.

Before getting down to business, Johnson talked about her job and Michigan landmarks like the Mackinac Bridge. She even brought in an over-sized poster boasting the state’s newest license plate design.

“How do you get that to fit on a car?” one young student asked.

Johnson read from her vintage edition of “A Fish Out of Water,” a book she received from her parents in 1960.

Still time for Dickens Festival Print
Written by Amy Mayhew   
Thursday, December 12 2013

Kids of all ages have fun swoo...

HOLLY, Michigan – If you haven’t had the chance to pop down to Holly’s Dickens Festival, there’s still time as the 40th annual event winds down this weekend.

With most of the action now occurring off main downtown streets, festival goers can find most activities off Civic Drive, adjacent to Holly Primitives, 105 Civic Dr.

The focal point of this year’s festival is the abridged version of Charles Dickens,’ “A Christmas Carol,” the yuletide favorite, telling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts of Christmas. Holly resident and Councilman George Kullis takes on the role of Scrooge.

Holly grad earns Naval Aviator Wings Print
Written by Amy Mayhew   
Thursday, March 13 2014

Betty Richter Siersma, prepare...

HOLLY, Michigan - The sky’s the limit for Holly High School graduate, Lt. j.g. Richard A. Siersma after he earned his Naval Aviator Wings on Feb. 7 at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, MS.

Siersma, 27, is the great nephew to Holly’s war hero – Karl W. Richter, and a former graduate of Holly High School. Siersma graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, and later went onto Naval Officers Training School in Newport, RI.

His grandmother, Betty Richter Siersma, was honored to pin the Wings of Gold onto her grandson. The sister of Karl Richter, Betty is credited with teaching her famous F-105 fighter pilot brother, Karl Richter, to fly.

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