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 Kayla Schneider, 14, of Midland, closes her eyes and takes a deep breath before the Midland County Fair Championship Rodeo at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The event featured bull riding, barrel racing and more.

Kayla Schneider, 14, of Midland, closes her eyes and takes a deep breath before the Midland County Fair Championship Rodeo at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The event featured bull riding, barrel racing and more.

 Employees of Signs by Crannie try to unsuccessfully place Flint's iconic 'Big Girl' statue into the back of the Colonial Coney Island & Family Restaurant on July 24 in Flint, Mich. as building owner Yanni Mavrikos (left) stands guard. The statue — a local landmark for more than 35 years — was made of fiberglass and stood at 13 feet.  She was not able to fit into the restaurant's old building and instead was stored at Signs by Crannie's storage house. 

Employees of Signs by Crannie try to unsuccessfully place Flint's iconic 'Big Girl' statue into the back of the Colonial Coney Island & Family Restaurant on July 24 in Flint, Mich. as building owner Yanni Mavrikos (left) stands guard. The statue — a local landmark for more than 35 years — was made of fiberglass and stood at 13 feet.  She was not able to fit into the restaurant's old building and instead was stored at Signs by Crannie's storage house. 

 Laurel Brown, of Toronto, grooms Nessie Sassy Tails Crazy for You, a Chinese crested, on June 9 at the Midland County Fairgrounds in Midland, Mich. The Midland Kennel Club and the Mt. Pleasant Kennel Club put on the M&M Cluster Dog Show from June 9-12 where close to 500 dogs were shown in all-breed shows and obedience and rally trials. Brown has been showing dogs for 5 years and travels all over Canada and the United States to compete. After bathing, Nessie takes two hours to groom. "She has better hair products than I do," Brown joked.

Laurel Brown, of Toronto, grooms Nessie Sassy Tails Crazy for You, a Chinese crested, on June 9 at the Midland County Fairgrounds in Midland, Mich. The Midland Kennel Club and the Mt. Pleasant Kennel Club put on the M&M Cluster Dog Show from June 9-12 where close to 500 dogs were shown in all-breed shows and obedience and rally trials. Brown has been showing dogs for 5 years and travels all over Canada and the United States to compete. After bathing, Nessie takes two hours to groom. "She has better hair products than I do," Brown joked.

 Polyglot designer and performer Mischa Long, of Melbourne, Australia, right, helps Midland resident Garrison Reisig, 5, carry boxes during the Summer Block Party on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Discovery Square. With a nod to Dr. Seuss, visitors were able to sign up for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Summer Reading Program, were able to view the galleries of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art inside Midland Center for the Arts and were able to walks the grounds of Dow Gardens along with other free activities. MATRIX:MIDLAND also presented the Melbourne-based Polyglot Theatre’s “We Built This City.” Children and their parents used thousands of cardboard boxes to build a city with the help of Polyglot performers.

Polyglot designer and performer Mischa Long, of Melbourne, Australia, right, helps Midland resident Garrison Reisig, 5, carry boxes during the Summer Block Party on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Discovery Square. With a nod to Dr. Seuss, visitors were able to sign up for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Summer Reading Program, were able to view the galleries of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art inside Midland Center for the Arts and were able to walks the grounds of Dow Gardens along with other free activities. MATRIX:MIDLAND also presented the Melbourne-based Polyglot Theatre’s “We Built This City.” Children and their parents used thousands of cardboard boxes to build a city with the help of Polyglot performers.

 Leon, 95, and Fran Sycle, 93, lean in and laugh while having their portrait taken on Dec. 27 in Midland, Mich. The Sycles have been married for 75 years and were married on Jan. 1, 1942. "Learning to compromise for one thing, and being able to forgive and not fight too much," Fran said were the keys to a long marriage. 

Leon, 95, and Fran Sycle, 93, lean in and laugh while having their portrait taken on Dec. 27 in Midland, Mich. The Sycles have been married for 75 years and were married on Jan. 1, 1942. "Learning to compromise for one thing, and being able to forgive and not fight too much," Fran said were the keys to a long marriage. 

 Daniel Griggs, center, reads to his children (clockwise, from left) Jocelyn, 2, David, 4, and Joseph, 2, before dinner on June 17 at their Midland, Mich. home.

Daniel Griggs, center, reads to his children (clockwise, from left) Jocelyn, 2, David, 4, and Joseph, 2, before dinner on June 17 at their Midland, Mich. home.

 Glendale, Ariz. resident Michael Fisher, 12, practices balancing a broom in one of the horse barns on Aug. 16 at the Midland County Fair in Midland, Mich. Fisher was visiting family during the fair and helped show his aunt's sheep.   

Glendale, Ariz. resident Michael Fisher, 12, practices balancing a broom in one of the horse barns on Aug. 16 at the Midland County Fair in Midland, Mich. Fisher was visiting family during the fair and helped show his aunt's sheep.

 

 Ainsworth High School class of '78 Dennis Johnson and his wife and Carman High School '78 graduate Teri Johnson, of Flint, console one another during a memorial service honoring their son, fallen soldier serving in Afghanistan and Carman-Ainsworth '04 graduate Joe Johnson at the rock near Southwestern High School on Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 in Flint, Mich. The memorial recognized '70 Carman grad and Marine Ramon Rodriguez and '04 Carman-Ainsworth graduate and Army member Joe Johnson both of whom died in combat. Although the group originally planned to paint the rock, due to bad weather, the group waved American flags, sang spiritual hymns and spoke of their loved ones' lives and bravery. This week marked the first annual reunion for Carman Cougars who attended and graduated from the original Carman High School between 1968 and 1986 before the school became Carman-Ainsworth High School. "Joe will never be just a memory," his mother said. 

Ainsworth High School class of '78 Dennis Johnson and his wife and Carman High School '78 graduate Teri Johnson, of Flint, console one another during a memorial service honoring their son, fallen soldier serving in Afghanistan and Carman-Ainsworth '04 graduate Joe Johnson at the rock near Southwestern High School on Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 in Flint, Mich. The memorial recognized '70 Carman grad and Marine Ramon Rodriguez and '04 Carman-Ainsworth graduate and Army member Joe Johnson both of whom died in combat. Although the group originally planned to paint the rock, due to bad weather, the group waved American flags, sang spiritual hymns and spoke of their loved ones' lives and bravery. This week marked the first annual reunion for Carman Cougars who attended and graduated from the original Carman High School between 1968 and 1986 before the school became Carman-Ainsworth High School. "Joe will never be just a memory," his mother said. 

 Mr. Saucy waits in the parking lot to surprise members of the Midland Mall Taco Bell on April 14 in Midland, Mich. The Midland Mall Taco Bell out performed 6,000 other Taco Bells in the country, and was surprised by upper management and the franchise with Playstation 4's.

Mr. Saucy waits in the parking lot to surprise members of the Midland Mall Taco Bell on April 14 in Midland, Mich. The Midland Mall Taco Bell out performed 6,000 other Taco Bells in the country, and was surprised by upper management and the franchise with Playstation 4's.

 Wambold's Amazing Animals performer Dianne Moyer of Sarasota, Fla. watches the tigers during Wambold's exotic animal show at the Midland County Fair at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The show, which was geared towards children, featured camels, tigers and even a liger.

Wambold's Amazing Animals performer Dianne Moyer of Sarasota, Fla. watches the tigers during Wambold's exotic animal show at the Midland County Fair at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The show, which was geared towards children, featured camels, tigers and even a liger.

 Liam Stewart, 3, checks out the view from a 1966 Chevy truck during the weeklong Back to the Bricks Tune Up Party on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at Clio Square Plaza in Clio, Mich. The event served as a precursor to the following week's 10th Anniversary of Flint's famous classic car show known as Back to the Bricks.   

Liam Stewart, 3, checks out the view from a 1966 Chevy truck during the weeklong Back to the Bricks Tune Up Party on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at Clio Square Plaza in Clio, Mich. The event served as a precursor to the following week's 10th Anniversary of Flint's famous classic car show known as Back to the Bricks.   

Kayla Schneider, 14, of Midland, closes her eyes and takes a deep breath before the Midland County Fair Championship Rodeo at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The event featured bull riding, barrel racing and more.

Employees of Signs by Crannie try to unsuccessfully place Flint's iconic 'Big Girl' statue into the back of the Colonial Coney Island & Family Restaurant on July 24 in Flint, Mich. as building owner Yanni Mavrikos (left) stands guard. The statue — a local landmark for more than 35 years — was made of fiberglass and stood at 13 feet.  She was not able to fit into the restaurant's old building and instead was stored at Signs by Crannie's storage house. 

Laurel Brown, of Toronto, grooms Nessie Sassy Tails Crazy for You, a Chinese crested, on June 9 at the Midland County Fairgrounds in Midland, Mich. The Midland Kennel Club and the Mt. Pleasant Kennel Club put on the M&M Cluster Dog Show from June 9-12 where close to 500 dogs were shown in all-breed shows and obedience and rally trials. Brown has been showing dogs for 5 years and travels all over Canada and the United States to compete. After bathing, Nessie takes two hours to groom. "She has better hair products than I do," Brown joked.

Polyglot designer and performer Mischa Long, of Melbourne, Australia, right, helps Midland resident Garrison Reisig, 5, carry boxes during the Summer Block Party on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Discovery Square. With a nod to Dr. Seuss, visitors were able to sign up for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Summer Reading Program, were able to view the galleries of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art inside Midland Center for the Arts and were able to walks the grounds of Dow Gardens along with other free activities. MATRIX:MIDLAND also presented the Melbourne-based Polyglot Theatre’s “We Built This City.” Children and their parents used thousands of cardboard boxes to build a city with the help of Polyglot performers.

Leon, 95, and Fran Sycle, 93, lean in and laugh while having their portrait taken on Dec. 27 in Midland, Mich. The Sycles have been married for 75 years and were married on Jan. 1, 1942. "Learning to compromise for one thing, and being able to forgive and not fight too much," Fran said were the keys to a long marriage. 

Daniel Griggs, center, reads to his children (clockwise, from left) Jocelyn, 2, David, 4, and Joseph, 2, before dinner on June 17 at their Midland, Mich. home.

Glendale, Ariz. resident Michael Fisher, 12, practices balancing a broom in one of the horse barns on Aug. 16 at the Midland County Fair in Midland, Mich. Fisher was visiting family during the fair and helped show his aunt's sheep.

 

Ainsworth High School class of '78 Dennis Johnson and his wife and Carman High School '78 graduate Teri Johnson, of Flint, console one another during a memorial service honoring their son, fallen soldier serving in Afghanistan and Carman-Ainsworth '04 graduate Joe Johnson at the rock near Southwestern High School on Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 in Flint, Mich. The memorial recognized '70 Carman grad and Marine Ramon Rodriguez and '04 Carman-Ainsworth graduate and Army member Joe Johnson both of whom died in combat. Although the group originally planned to paint the rock, due to bad weather, the group waved American flags, sang spiritual hymns and spoke of their loved ones' lives and bravery. This week marked the first annual reunion for Carman Cougars who attended and graduated from the original Carman High School between 1968 and 1986 before the school became Carman-Ainsworth High School. "Joe will never be just a memory," his mother said. 

Mr. Saucy waits in the parking lot to surprise members of the Midland Mall Taco Bell on April 14 in Midland, Mich. The Midland Mall Taco Bell out performed 6,000 other Taco Bells in the country, and was surprised by upper management and the franchise with Playstation 4's.

Wambold's Amazing Animals performer Dianne Moyer of Sarasota, Fla. watches the tigers during Wambold's exotic animal show at the Midland County Fair at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The show, which was geared towards children, featured camels, tigers and even a liger.

Liam Stewart, 3, checks out the view from a 1966 Chevy truck during the weeklong Back to the Bricks Tune Up Party on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at Clio Square Plaza in Clio, Mich. The event served as a precursor to the following week's 10th Anniversary of Flint's famous classic car show known as Back to the Bricks.   

 Kayla Schneider, 14, of Midland, closes her eyes and takes a deep breath before the Midland County Fair Championship Rodeo at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The event featured bull riding, barrel racing and more.
 Employees of Signs by Crannie try to unsuccessfully place Flint's iconic 'Big Girl' statue into the back of the Colonial Coney Island & Family Restaurant on July 24 in Flint, Mich. as building owner Yanni Mavrikos (left) stands guard. The statue — a local landmark for more than 35 years — was made of fiberglass and stood at 13 feet.  She was not able to fit into the restaurant's old building and instead was stored at Signs by Crannie's storage house. 
 Laurel Brown, of Toronto, grooms Nessie Sassy Tails Crazy for You, a Chinese crested, on June 9 at the Midland County Fairgrounds in Midland, Mich. The Midland Kennel Club and the Mt. Pleasant Kennel Club put on the M&M Cluster Dog Show from June 9-12 where close to 500 dogs were shown in all-breed shows and obedience and rally trials. Brown has been showing dogs for 5 years and travels all over Canada and the United States to compete. After bathing, Nessie takes two hours to groom. "She has better hair products than I do," Brown joked.
 Polyglot designer and performer Mischa Long, of Melbourne, Australia, right, helps Midland resident Garrison Reisig, 5, carry boxes during the Summer Block Party on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Discovery Square. With a nod to Dr. Seuss, visitors were able to sign up for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Summer Reading Program, were able to view the galleries of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art inside Midland Center for the Arts and were able to walks the grounds of Dow Gardens along with other free activities. MATRIX:MIDLAND also presented the Melbourne-based Polyglot Theatre’s “We Built This City.” Children and their parents used thousands of cardboard boxes to build a city with the help of Polyglot performers.
 Leon, 95, and Fran Sycle, 93, lean in and laugh while having their portrait taken on Dec. 27 in Midland, Mich. The Sycles have been married for 75 years and were married on Jan. 1, 1942. "Learning to compromise for one thing, and being able to forgive and not fight too much," Fran said were the keys to a long marriage. 
 Daniel Griggs, center, reads to his children (clockwise, from left) Jocelyn, 2, David, 4, and Joseph, 2, before dinner on June 17 at their Midland, Mich. home.
 Glendale, Ariz. resident Michael Fisher, 12, practices balancing a broom in one of the horse barns on Aug. 16 at the Midland County Fair in Midland, Mich. Fisher was visiting family during the fair and helped show his aunt's sheep.   
 Ainsworth High School class of '78 Dennis Johnson and his wife and Carman High School '78 graduate Teri Johnson, of Flint, console one another during a memorial service honoring their son, fallen soldier serving in Afghanistan and Carman-Ainsworth '04 graduate Joe Johnson at the rock near Southwestern High School on Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 in Flint, Mich. The memorial recognized '70 Carman grad and Marine Ramon Rodriguez and '04 Carman-Ainsworth graduate and Army member Joe Johnson both of whom died in combat. Although the group originally planned to paint the rock, due to bad weather, the group waved American flags, sang spiritual hymns and spoke of their loved ones' lives and bravery. This week marked the first annual reunion for Carman Cougars who attended and graduated from the original Carman High School between 1968 and 1986 before the school became Carman-Ainsworth High School. "Joe will never be just a memory," his mother said. 
 Mr. Saucy waits in the parking lot to surprise members of the Midland Mall Taco Bell on April 14 in Midland, Mich. The Midland Mall Taco Bell out performed 6,000 other Taco Bells in the country, and was surprised by upper management and the franchise with Playstation 4's.
 Wambold's Amazing Animals performer Dianne Moyer of Sarasota, Fla. watches the tigers during Wambold's exotic animal show at the Midland County Fair at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Aug. 19 in Midland, Mich. The show, which was geared towards children, featured camels, tigers and even a liger.
 Liam Stewart, 3, checks out the view from a 1966 Chevy truck during the weeklong Back to the Bricks Tune Up Party on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at Clio Square Plaza in Clio, Mich. The event served as a precursor to the following week's 10th Anniversary of Flint's famous classic car show known as Back to the Bricks.