Joanne Johnson, left, and her husband Ronald pray with family and friends before leaving MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland. Health problems landed the couple in the hospital at the same time. The hospital staff arranged for the two to be able to stay in the same room.
A demolition worker walks through the construction site at West Elementary School in Breckenridge. The demolition of the old building is scheduled to take about 2 weeks.
Ricardo Mendieta smiles as he borrows an unused fork from a patron during lunch Thursday at Midland's Open Door. Mendieta, who moved to Midland from Denver a year ago, is no longer homeless and has been sober for 10 months this March. Mendieta said that Midland's Open Door has changed his life for the better.
Northeast's Jacob Stone collects his gear and water jugs in the dugout after Northeast's win over Fraternal Northwest at Wilson Field. Northeast won 8-1.
Craig Nagel, of Midland, competes in the Mugbog during the Auburn Cornfest at the Auburn City Park. Nagel, who raced in his 1978 Jeep, has been participating in mudbogs for twenty years.
Debbie Ullom, right, becomes emotional while hugging a strager after a Memorial Day ceremony outside the courthouse in Midland. Debbie's son, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Arron Ullom, was killed in action on July 12, 2011, while serving in Afghanistan. Debbie placed a wreath representing the Gold Star Mothers at the front of the Midland County Courthouse during the event.
Chris Derstine uses a stick to retrieve a ball from a pool of water left over from recent flooding in Midland during half time of the Chargers girls' soccer game against Bay City Western. Derstine, whose daughter, Heather, plays on the team, volunteered to grab out-of-play balls during the game. The Chargers won 5-0.
Former Detroit Tigers' slugger Gary Sheffield lights a HR 500 cigar at the Tobacco Shoppe in Midland during a promotional event. The new cigars were made by the Rocky Patel company in honor of Sheffield's 500th career home run, which he hit in 2009 with the New York Mets.
Midland County Fair King Riley Smith waits to auction off his milking goat during the small animal auction at the Midland County Fair.
Midland Lacrosse player Austen Irrer mentally prepares for the game in the locker room during a lightning delay at Midland Community Stadium. Periods of heavy rain continued during the game. The Midland Lacrosse team went on to beat Flint Powers 11-4.
City of Midland signal shop employees Darin Alderton, left, and Jason Holzinger, center, look on as Shannon Romanik, right, picks up her bit bull, Veda, among downed traffic signals at the intersection of Rod and Buttles streets in Midland. Romanik, who owns Shannon's Salon Spa, let her dog out to go to the bathroom when it took off running to the work site. Romanik said she thinks Veda saw the commotion at the intersection and took off to investigate.
A stage worker holds a black curtain in place as the crew works to set up the stage for The Band Perry's performance in the grandstand at the Midland County Fair.
Jeffery Franklin, 17, left, and Jimmy Miron, 11, right, help guide a pig through the barns to the auction arenaduring the Youth Large Animal Auction at the Midland County Fair.
Freeland High School students Taylor Spitz, 17, left, and Kortnee Dill, 18, joke around while sitting in the back of an ambulance after the Tri-Annual Emergency Exercise at the old terminal at MBS International Airport. The two and other classmates participated in the exercise portraying victims.
Midland County Sheriff's Office deputy Brandan Hodges, far right, leads the Midland Youth Law Enforcement Academy in a run downstairs at the Midland Law Enforcement Center. The week long academy starts each day with physical training.
Christian Fiorenza, 15, holds on to his turkey before auctioning it off during the small animal auction at the Midland County Fair.
Bay City Western's KayLynn Carpenter, right, is surprised by her sister Courtney, left, at Optimist Park before the Warriors' softball game against Dow High School. Courtney, who played on the team last year with KayLynn, enlisted in the Army Reserve after graduating and hadn't seen KayLynn for about a year. Courtney ran onto the field with a glove while the Bay City Western coaches distracted KayLynn.
Kim Paul, playing the role of the Red Queen, center, waits backstage for her cue during a rehearsal of Interim Theatre's presentation of "Alice in the Garden of Wonders" outdoors in Dow Gardens.
Star Hughston, right, along with his sons Trace, center, and Ty, get their horses and dogs ready to look for cattle that were part of a herd that got loose recently in Gladwin county. Star, of McBain, and his group cowboys were called in to help locate and catch about 8 cattle that were lost in a wooded area. "We get to see a lot of the country," said Star of the round up effort. Star and his family also host the Hughston's Cow Camp Annual Labor Day Rodeo from Aug. 30-Sept. 2.
American Legion Post 165 member Ron Lothian, center, tosses a large unserviceable flag onto a fire with the help of Boy Scout Troop 767 member Dustin Fletcher, right, during a Flag Day ceremony at the American Legion in Midland.