Former Sheriff Don Godell worked a 43-year law enforcement career spanning the mean streets of Detroit to the relatively tranquil back country of Montcalm County. Godell, who served 15 years as Montcalm County’s sheriff, died Monday morning at his home in Florida. He was 79.
Signs of construction are all over Spectrum Health United Hospital a month into a $10 million expansion and renovation project. Many items have already been checked off the list already, according to spokeswoman Jennifer DenOuden. Hospital functions have been rearranged to accommodate the work.
It’s been a while since Central Montcalm coach John Kearney has coached a team. But he said he’s back in the swing of things. “I had to dig out a lot of things and remember some stuff from 13 years ago,” he said. “It’s exciting.”
Montcalm Community College (MCC) hosted a small gathering to honor those who have served in the military Thursday afternoon.
The Belding High School Drama Club brings Shakespeare to the stage with its fall production of “Romeo and Juliet.” One of the bard’s most famous tragedies, the plot portrays the story of two star-crossed lovers. When Romeo Montague (David Michalek), the son of Lord Montague (Johnny Adame) and Lady Montague (Emilee Renucci), finds himself lovesick [...]
Like the brew in a witch’s cauldron, the Montcalm Community College fall drama class production is a mixture of a little bit of this and a pinch of that. “Old MacBeth Had a Farm” is a combination of Shakespeare’s character MacBeth, Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and many other interesting characters.
PINE TOWNSHIP — The owner of an Amish bakery has decided to follow the law — but he still doesn’t agree with it. Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard shut down Mary’s Bakery earlier this autumn after Rudy Yoder constructed an addition to the bakery without proper permits and in violation of state building [...]
A 2010 season-ending four game winning streak set the wheels in motion for a record breaking Montabella Mustang football season in 2011. Finishing 4-5 overall last year ended the Mustangs run of two straight playoff appearances and was the first missed postseason under coach David Clay. The losing record gave the Mustangs new motivation and dedication to return to the playoffs.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team will leave for the metro Detroit area following school today. They will begin competing in its third straight Division 2 state final tomorrow. The two-day tournament takes place at Katke-Cousins Golf Course in Rochester and is the home course of Oakland University. The last two state finals have taken place in East Lansing at Forest Akers East (9th place finish in 2009) and Forest Akers West (4th in 2010).
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team will compete in the Division 2 state finals for a third consecutive season this weekend. Greenville qualified by finishing in second place at regionals on Friday at Egypt Valley Country Club. The Yellow Jackets shot 343, just behind the 334 of two-time defending state champion Muskegon Mona Shores.