On the surface, a piece of vacant, foreclosed property in Edmore would attract little to no attention to anyone driving past it. But at Tuesday’s Montcalm/Ionia county public land auction, nearly every piece of property up for grabs, including small empty parcels such as that rural roadside lot on North Cedar Lake Road, commanded attention.
After two tours in Vietnam, U.S. Army veteran Chuck Wright can still recall every region he once spent time in half a world away. Whether it was arriving on shore by boat in 1965, or dropping in as a paratrooper in 1969, Wright’s time with the 101st “Screaming Eagles” Airborne Division is worthy of a monument for all to admire and respect.
A Greenville native now living Savannah, Ga., is recovering at home after being stabbed several times during a robbery Sunday. Carol Bontekoe, 32, is a 2002 Greenville High School graduate who moved out of state. On Sunday morning, she was severely injured when robbed outside her home.
Several apartments were destroyed in a structure fire early Wednesday morning at the Pine Manor apartment complex, but all residents were able to escape safely.
According to Greenville Public Safety Sgt. and Fire Lt. Darren Jones, firefighters were dispatched at 3:38 a.m. to 1201 S. Cedar St. in Greenville, where a fire had started on the exterior of the apartment complex, behind apartments numbered 19 through 22.
New turnout gear is on its way for local firefighters after approval by the Greenville City Council on Tuesday evening.
With lights for ballfields and power for the picnic pavilion, energy is needed at local parks, but the question of who is paying for it has raised a few eyebrows.
During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, board members discussed that issue concerning Noll Park, which is located adjacent to the township’s fire department station on Smith Street.
A new storage facility has been proposed from a local business owner, who hopes to construct on vacant land.
Gary Zarkowski of Zarkowski Properties is hoping to construct a mini-storage complex at 6910 S. Greenville Rd. (M-91), located directly across from the former Meijer building.
From the former Hotel Phelps, now a vacant lot, to the original Meijer Thrift Store, only a memory to some today, much of Greenville’s history remains locked in the past, visible only in photographs. But if an idea continues to float among the Greenville Downtown Development Authority comes to fruition, that history would be prominently displayed for any visitor of the city to observe for themselves.
The recycling site within this township will be moving locations in a matter of weeks.
After 20 years as a local educational institution, Grattan Academy Charter School is about to undergo two of the largest changes in its history.
During Monday evening’s Board of Directors meeting, board members voted unanimously to drop “Grattan” from the name entirely and to rename the school “Belding-Greenville Preparatory Charter Academy” as part of a new branding effort to change the image of the school.