The small downtown of Crystal may not appear in big, bold letters on any published map, but in the hearts of so many who have once called it home, it continues to loom large. A special, small-town lakeside community, there is no time of year where Crystal shines brightest than on the Fourth of July.
With less than a month remaining before the Aug. 2 primary, candidates for local and state elections are ready to hit the home stretch. On Thursday evening, Republican candidates for the 70th District State House participated in a forum at Six Lakes VFW Post 5602, hosted by ladies auxiliary member Shirley Pool.
Spinning around at a rapid rate and screaming at the top of their lungs, there was no telling if Peyton Pelak, 7, and Cubby Vershueren, 7 were enjoying themselves or terrified beyond belief. But as they exited the Star Trooper ride Friday afternoon at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair, the cousins from Greenville sprinted past their mothers, immediately heading to the next ride in line along the carnival midway.
As Mackenzie Miller softly took the stage Tuesday evening in her ballet slippers, she waited patiently with closed eyes for her dance routine to start. Standing silently in the Montcalm County Fairgrounds’ Ash Building, upon taking one last deep breath, the first word from a poem she had co-written came over the audio system.
From winning giant stuffed animals to spinning so quickly you can’t see straight, this year’s Montcalm County 4-H Fair carnival midway is shaping up to offer fun for fairgoers young and old. With the tantalizing aroma of Smoky B’s Barbecue lingering in the air and the evening sky illuminated with blinking carnival lights, the small-town fair atmosphere is considered a staple of annual 4-H festivities.
For the first time in recent memory, City Manager George Bosanic could breath a sigh of relief with the passing of the upcoming year’s budget.
During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council unanimously voted to accept the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget — a budget without any significant cuts on the horizon.
From juicy, red tomatoes to an abundance of colorful, hot and zesty peppers, there was no shortage of fresh food items available for those in need Monday. In the parking lot of Greenville High School, Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) Vice President Tom Stephenson, 16, volunteered with his fellow advisory members, handing out 5,000 pounds of produce from a Feeding America food truck.
A male driver suffered injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital after his vehicle crossed the center line of Sidney Road Friday, left the roadway, and rolled several times into a cornfield.
When Keith Hudson first moved to this city more than 40 years ago, it didn’t take him long to fall in love with it.
From the cycling trails and arts programs, to the bricks that built the foundation of Greenville’s first industrial buildings, the president of the Flat River Historical Society has made it a mission to educate others on what the city has to offer, from times both past and present.
It can be tough to beat the heat in Michigan, and for students enrolled in summer school programs, it is a statement that can hold especially true. With most school districts currently implementing three months off for students during the summer months, the majority of those districts forego the often expensive option of providing air conditioning.