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Monday, January 13, 2014

Retired commissioner Hayes passes away

Here is a Hillsdale Daily News article on the passing of Hillsdale College Athletic Hall of Famer Parke Hayes. Hayes was the Muddy Waters Stadium and Phillips Arena announcer for several decades and was a Dale and a Charger through and through.

By Andy Barrand Twitter: @abarrandHDN
Posted Jan. 13, 2014 @ 10:19 am

Hillsdale, Mich.
HILLSDALE — After battles with health conditions over the past several years, former Hillsdale County Commissioner Parke Hayes, 67, passed away Friday afternoon at White Pine Rehabilitation Center in Howell.

Hayes, who had served on the commission for 10 years, resigned in June, citing health reasons. Despite resigning from the commission, Hayes still held the seat as president of the Hillsdale ISD School Board.
Hayes had been a member of the board for close to 40 years.

“He was a true champion for children; he was dedicated to public education,” said Mike Potts, ISD superintendent.

Hayes was well-known in the community, as he served on many boards in many different capacities. He was also news director at WCSR for a number of years.

“He was Mr. Hillsdale County,” said Andy Welden, commission vice-chair. “Hillsdale County was his home he loved the people that lived here.”

Welden was a member of the commission with Hayes all 10 years.

“He was straight-forward you didn’t question how he felt;” Welden said. “He was strong in his beliefs.”

In 2007 the Hillsdale ISD named its new administration building on West Bacon Street after Hayes, something that Potts said humbled him.

“He never expected it,” Potts said. “If you know Parke you know it is something that he didn’t ask for.”
Despite his health problems, Potts said Parke was always going the extra mile for the children of Hillsdale County.

“He was always sharp and on the ball,” Potts said. “He will be greatly missed.”

Commissioner Mark Wiley said Hayes’ passing is a “huge loss to the community.”

“He was a wealth of knowledge ... if he didn’t have the information he would get it for you,” Wiley said. “I considered him a good friend."

Commissioner Brad Benzing agreed with Wiley about the knowledge Hayes had about the community.
“He had a huge amount of institutional memory,” Benzing said. “He was a legend in the community.”

Hayes is survived by his wife Vicky, brother Larry, and the rest of his family.

Memorial services for Hayes are pending at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

36 Chargers make GLIAC All-Academic and Academic Excellence Teams

The GLIAC announced its all-academic and academic excellence teams for the fall season today. Thirty Chargers earned All-Academic honors with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49. Six Chargers earned Academic Excellence awards with GPA's at 3.5 or above.

Academic Excellence: 3.5 - 4.0
Alex Fogt So. Exercise Science Anna, Ohio/Anna
Joe Duff R-Fr. Undeclared Cleveland, Ohio/Holy Name
Brett Pasche Sr. Mathematics & Economics University of Findlay, Ohio/Liberty Benton
Steven Embry Sr. Biology Clinton, Mich./Clinton
Justice Karmie So. Marketing Management Uniontown,Ohio/Lake

Evan Bach Jr. Financial Management Canal Fulton, Ohio/Northwest

All-Academic: 3.0-3.49
Jacob Richter So. Financial Management Louisville, Ky./Christian Academy
Gabe Starkey Jr. Economics South Whitley, Ind./Whitko
Andrew Mott Sr. Marketing Management Westminster, Ohio/Faith Christian Academy
Daniel Pittman Jr. Political Economy Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic
John Haley So. Financial Management Grand Rapids, Mich./G.R. Catholic Central
Eddy Mollison R-Fr. Undeclared Grosse Pointe, Mich./South
Alex Chludzinski Jr. Sports Management & Marketing Management White Lake, Mich./International Academy West
Steve Mette R-Fr. Undeclared Tempe, Ariz./James Madison Prep
Steve Harding Sr. Financial Management Livonia, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central
Jack Wiseman R-Fr. Biochemistry Bartlesville, OK/Bartlesville
Vincent Cook So. English & Spanish Lansing, Mich./Grand Ledge
Caleb Sundblad So. Financial Management Caro, Mich./Caro
Devin Moynihan Sr. Accounting Livonia, Mich./Churchill
Andrew Hoffer R-Fr. Undeclared New Haven, Ind./New Haven
Nathan Bundy Sr. Biology Greenfield, Ind./Mt. Vernon
Seth Kellicut R-Fr. Undeclared Traverse City, Mich./St. Francis
Drew Mallery R-Fr. Undeclared Vicksburg, Mich./Vicksberg
Logan Nabozny Jr. International Business & Foreign Language Warren, Mich./Bishop Foley
Aaron Price So. Accounting Newark, Ohio/ Newark Catholic
Tim Hornak Sr. Financial Management Muskegon. Mich./Detroit Catholic Central
Curtis Smith So. Financial Management Holland, Mich./West Ottawa
Zach Cherocci Sr. Accounting Rochester Hills, Mich./Birmingham Brother Rice
David Shirey Jr. Economics Santa Clara, CA/The King's Academy
Kegan Smith So. Financial Management Gladwin, Mich./Gladwin
Bryan Siegert Jr. Chemistry Clare, Mich./Clare
Scott Lantis Sr. Marketing Management Hillsdale College, Mich./Hillsdale College
Paul Wendt So. Accounting Fremont, Ohio/St. Joseph Catholic Central
Ben Jones Sr. Financial Management Muskegon, Mich./Muskegon Catholic Central
David Galginaitis So. Biology Colgate, Wis./Germantown

Evan Sassack Jr. Financial Management Washington, Mich./Notre Dame Prep

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hillsdale grad Jesse Hoskins named Michigan Division 3-4 Football Coach of the Year

Jesse Hoskins spent most of his time at Hillsdale as a back up quarterback in the early 2000's. In the town of Milan, Michigan, most of his time has been spent turning a 1-8 football program into one that hasn't lost a regular season game in two years.

For his efforts, Hoskins was named Michigan's Division 3-4 Coach of the Year.

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