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Golf outing in Bay County is a day WWII vet won’t ever forget

Over the years, Alvin Sprague’s memories have faded a bit.

That’s not to say the 92-year-old World War II veteran isn’t still full of spunk. He remains quick with his one-liners, still spins a pretty good story and can turn on his gentlemanly charm at a moment’s notice.

It’s some of the finer details that have escaped him — like what kind of degrees he earned in college, the circumstances surrounding his return home from Japan after the war and what year he retired as principal from Bay City’s T.L. Handy High School. … After completing his studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and then at Central Michigan University, Al Sprague began a career in education, working for Kawkawlin Village Schools. more

Top Grads: Whitehall High School announces top 10 graduates for 2015

Whitehall High School has announced its top 10 graduates for 2015. …Rebekah Beeghly, daughter of Tom and Kristine Beeghly. She was president of the senior class, secretary of the National Honor Society and a member of student council, Business Professionals of America, Link Crew and the chamber choir; and participated in cross country, basketball and track. She plans to attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., to study secondary education. more