Annual Shepherd Area Historical Society Ice Cream Social and band concert attracted large crowd

The Shepherd Area Historical Society held its annual ice cream social on the lawn between the Powerhouse Museum and the Village park on July 8 at 6 p.m. Afterwards, the crowd which had gathered was treated to a live performance by the Central Michigan Area Concert Band.

Driver taken to hospital after rolling car during stock car race

Gabrielle Susdorf is in the hospital for injuries sustained after crashing her car during the 4 cylinder stock car competition at the Mount Pleasant Speedway Friday night. Chris Ryan, who attended the race, said that Susdorf’s car flipped approximately six times during the crash. Susdorf is currently being treated at Saginaw Covenant Hospital for injuries.

The Mount Pleasant Speedway posted photos of Susdorf’s car and a message asking its racing family to wish Susdorf a speedy recovery.

“Sending this young lady and her family thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery,” Ryan posted on his Facebook profile. “One thing I always count on is seeing Gabrielle’s smile every Friday at the pit booth.”

Susdorf is among the youngest drivers to compete in the 4 cylinder class for stock cars.

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