An early Thursday morning house fire was quickly extinguished, leaving minimal damage to the residence of Bloomer Township’s Zoning Administrator Duane Hagerman.
A residence in downtown Greenville is a “total loss” after an upstairs fire spread through several rooms and consumed the majority of the home Thursday evening.
When reflecting on one’s elementary and secondary education today, most people probably reach the same idea about how and when they attended school. They started in early autumn, finished in late spring, and enjoyed a lengthy summer vacation.
When the legendary steamship Carpathia raced toward the doomed and sinking Titanic with all its might, it did so behind a tireless effort from the captain and crewmen aboard the vessel. Like the skipper behind the wheel, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Director of Bands Chad Parmenter has been directing his middle school band students, who attempt to follow his every command, as the students perform a piece of music dedicated in honor of the rescue ship.
A rekindling of a “burn barrel” fire may be to blame for a blaze Saturday that spread to two neighboring mobile homes.
On Thursday, a collaborative effort consisting of both the Montcalm and Ionia prosecutor’s offices, sheriff’s offices, state police, various city police agencies, Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Protective Services (CPS), Community Mental Health, Area Mental Health Therapists, and several medical personnel, resulted in the opening of the Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment (IMSAFE) Child Advocacy Center (CAC).
For as long as most residents can remember, Orleans Township Board meetings have begun with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Beginning in April, meetings will start with a prayer.
The best way to stop a violent act, be it suicide, bullying or the manifestation of a serious bomb threat, is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
That’s the message Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, was hoping to convey when her legislation to create the new OK2SAY confidential student safety hotline was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in December 2013.
As a barred owl, native to Michigan, flapped its impressive wingspan in front of many curious young minds Saturday. Children watched speechless in awe. It was a rare moment that some may only be lucky enough to witness at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, but thanks to the Montcalm We Care For Kids (WCFK) Family Fun Day at Montcalm Community College, the spectacle was brought a little closer to home.
Years ago, as a kindergarten student, Kelly Decker came upon a fellow student who was often ignored, who no one cared to sit next to. Concerned for her, but unsure at a young age how to address the situation, Decker too refrained from sitting next to her lonely classmate.
In telling the tale to her mother, her mother asked of her, “How would you feel if you were that little girl?”