No Friday night lights in WC, bookstore adjusts hours and bridgework to resume anytime now
Last week we began to post what we hope will be a regular feature featuring tidbits of info from here and there.
Apparently facebook didn’t find it to be an appropriate title...and anyone who follows facebook knows how diligent they are about keeping their material factual (ahem).
They decided our title was clickbait (who knew?) and have imposed a 2 week punishment of relegating all our stuff to a lower tier of exposure.
Ok so our plan to leave fb at some point might be moved up a bit, You’ll see less of us on it as we begin to wean off and hope you will follow us by subscribing (free) and/or going directly to our site.
So here, in spite of our slap on the proverbial wrists is our latest version of
Hey Did You Hear...?
White Cloud cancels Varsity football season.
Back in 2010 the Cloud could not field a varsity football team.
Since then the program has gone 8-64.
This year once again the Indians could not field a team and will be forced to forfeit the 9 games on their schedule.
Is it time to move to the 8 player game? Even though there were apparently not enough numbers at WC to allow a switch to the adjusted format this season there are a growing number of schools that have made the shift including teams forming the West Michigan 8 man conference. Most are class D schools with lesser enrollment than WC but once familiar foes such as Brethren and Baldwin have made the switch.
Truth is, the team has been struggling with numbers for a long time. Over the years, spending time on the sidelines and in the booth at their field, we’ve watched a gritty and game group of players with diminished numbers wear down against teams who could substitute freely rather than having a small handful of players on reserve. And should an injury or two occur as they always do? It rocked the team and meant a significant thinning of an already inadequate amount of players in waiting.
Maybe things will change. Perhaps the youth program that has also struggled to attract players will begin a slow growth and provide a future crop of gridders in numbers enough to field a competitive 11 man squad.
But maybe not.
And despite falling short of even coming up with enough for that version of football this season it remains significantly easier to staff a squad of 8 than it is 11.
From our friends at Flying Bear Books in Newaygo:
College is starting and Fall class hours are affecting store hours of operation. At Flying Bear
Books the part time help will be attending classes during current hours of operation. In order to support this shift and to maintain a love for Pickleball playing the Bears hours are changing. Effective August 27 the new hours are Noon to 6:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
As most have observed there is no work being done lately so we contacted the MDOT communications guy John Richards to get the skinny.He reported that though there had been some issues with relocating AT&T utilities those issues have been worked out and work should resume and the work should still be on target for an early to mid-October finish.
Which led us to ask when might construction resume?
“Soon if not today (Monday),” was the reply.
Which leads us into a little pep talk. With the Labor Day weekend looming let’s keep our tempers in check and a plethora of patience in our pockets as those touring through and those visiting our inviting area quadruple the traffic flow.
Remember we’re known for our overall welcoming and hospitable nature so time to put it on display behind the wheel.