A Lee Township firefighter moves into position to put out a fire that engulfed a Midland County Road Commission truck on Pine River Road at the Meridian Road intersection. The driver of the truck escaped without injuries.
Student model Maria Avksenenko shows off a design on the runway during the 13th Annual Northwood Style Show at the Hach Student Life Center on campus. The show's theme this year is Runway Rhythm and features fashion creations from students as well as established designers.
Jayson PeBaeke, 5, of Roscommon, dressed as a rodeo clown, helps his rodeo clown father Christopher with his act. This year, Jayson participated in a bit where his father hid in a washer and Jayson was pulled out to create the illusion that Christopher had shrunk.
Great Lakes Loons' Joey Curletta, foreground left, takes the field while teammate Paul Hoenecke, background right, slaps teammates' hands during player introductions before the start of the Loons' game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Dow Diamond. The Loons won their home opener 8-4.
Kellen Holzinger, 2, carries a rake to help out his mother Jenn and brother Logan, 5, as they work to spread new mulch at Plymouth Park. Volunteers from the Young Leaders United group at United Way worked on the Born Learning Trail which connects the Fun Zone playground and Plymouth Pool. The trail features a new sidewalk and 10 signs featuring interactive games that encourage children to watch, stop, learn and play.
Former Marine and WWII veteran Everett "Bud" Richardson, 95, salutes the flag outside his Midland home. Employees from Valley Electrical and Earthworm Drilling installed the underground wiring and a light fixture provided by Standard Electric to keep Richardson's flag illuminated at night. "Oh my, that's beautiful!" said Richardson after seeing the American and Marine Corps flags flying on his flag pole again.
Two-year-old Mariana Vasquez plays with balloons during the West Midland Family Center 40th anniversary celebration. Activities included swimming, music, archery tag, petting zoo, climbing wall, relay races and much more.
Dow's Afua Ofori-Darko returns the ball during her 3 singles match against Rockford's Alyssa Bowman during the the Division 1 state tennis finals at the Midland Community Tennis Center.
Marine Corps veteran Adam Gonzalez, right, carries the crucifix as church members including seminarian Robert Kelm, left, and altar server Sean Suitor, center, follow on their way back toward Holy Family Catholic Church from the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Saginaw. Members of the church, veterans and a group from the Knights of Columbus participated in the ceremony. The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw lead Mass before the procession.
From left, Bullock Creek's Madalyn Waldmann, Shelby Bailey, Lexi Shaver, Halee Nieman, Hannah Heldt, Ellie Juengel, Haley Heldt and Rylie Kalina celebrate their victory over John Glenn at Garber High School. Bullock Creek won the Class B district final basketball game 51-45.
Josh Woodruff, left, looks on as Malorie Lowe, 8, waves a flag out the window of Woodruff's 1956 Chevy Bel Air as the two, Malorie's sister Maegan, 11, and their mother Jennifer Lowe wait to honor the motorcycle escort of the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall at the corner of Saginaw and Meridian roads.
Zander Bingham, 4, rides his bicycle around the Great Lakes Bay Region BMX Track at Stratford Lake Park. His mother, Stephanie, watched from the starting gate. Stephanie said Zander has always liked anything with two wheels and that Zander never used training wheels when riding a bike. Zander, who rides motor dirt bikes as well, recently got into BMX riding this year and now comes out to the track a few times a week. When Stephanie asked which he likes better BMX or dirt bikes," Zander replied, "BMX and dirt bikes."
The Meridian Mustang mascot, center, plays in the percussion section of the band along with fellow drummers sophomore Blake Webber, left, and senior Kennedi McKellar before the start of Meridian's boys basketball game against Beaverton at Meridian High School. Beaverton won 43-39.
Midland police cruisers and fire trucks light up the entrance to Memorial Presbyterian Church as guests arrive for the Project Blue Light ceremony. The lights in the church steeple were lit blue for the event as well. Project Blue Light honors those rescue personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.
Ice and snow formations are seen along a crack in the ice in Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron in Linwood. Consumers Energy's Karn-Weadock Generating Complex can be seen in the far background at right.
Philip Graziani, 22, left, and his girlfriend Katie Kaczynski, 20, lay on a blanket as they wait for the start of the 4th of July fireworks display to start at Chippewassee Park in Midland.
Rick Wendt performs a burnout in his Chevy Beretta as Bill Oswald, right, and his daughter Sarah keep time during the Hot Rods and Hogs car, truck and bike show at the Sanford American Legion. In addition to a burnout show, classic and modern vehicles were on display in the parking lot. The event also featured food, music and a 50/50 raffle.
From left, Dave Ponte and Tom Rice, both playing trumpets, Chris O'Connell, on the euphonium, and O'Connell's son Jim, playing bass trombone, play Christmas music in the elevator at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. The four and three other musicians played holiday tunes at different places around the hospital for patients, workers and guests.
Northeast Little League's Matthew Babinski, right, throws a ball behind his back and catches it as teammate Ryan Freed, left, looks on as the two and the rest of the team prepare to take on Warren County South at Ferguson Field in Indianapolis. Northeast won the Little League regional game 14-5. Northeast’s memorable season was capped off with a trip to Indianapolis to compete in the Great Lakes Regional baseball tournament.
Dionne Perrou, of Pinconning, holds the hand of her friend Jay Beelman while watching as a Marine honor guard carries a casket containing the body of of Lance Cpl. Steven Szymanski into the Smith-Miner Funeral Home in Midland. Dionne's son Tyler went to boot camp with Szymanski. Lance Cpl. Steven Szymanski, of Midland, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Fort Bragg, N.C., during a training exercise.
A U.S. Army honor guard carries the casket of Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cathcart into the Gephart Funeral Home in Bay City. Cathcart, a Green Beret, died of wounds received from small arms fire during dismounted combat operations Nov. 14. in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan.
From left, Midland's Cade Methner, Drew Gandy, manager Ched Johnson, Jacob Waltz, Garrett Willis and Jaxson Sowle size up the competition before the start of their game against North Carolina at Heritage Park in Taylor. North Carolina beat Midland 4-1.
Racers follow the pace car at the start of the first one mile trot race during the Harness Racing event at the Midland County Fairgrounds.
The Lloyd family, from left, Chuck, Grace, 10, Annie, 18 and Nicole pray with others during a back-to-school prayer service at the Midland Community Stadium. The interdenominational service was held for students, teachers, parents, administrators, coaches and support staff. "It's good that all the churches can come together for something like this," Chuck said.
The Meridian Mustangs boys basketball team form a circle on the court as they prepare for their game against Gladwin before the tip off at Meridian High School. Meridian won 46-25.