The Eureka Township Board took a month and looked into the possibility of having invocation before each meeting, but, after discussion, decided to postpone a decision until August.
A new firm will be auditing Montcalm Township for the biannual audit for this year.
The Eureka Township Board overturned a citation issued by its zoning administrator regarding an illegal inactive mine after residents approached the board, stating they would lose everything in order to meet the requirements.
After the Eureka Township board held a “closed session” to discuss concerns over a non-discrimination ordinance last month, a Greenville resident asked for an apology and for the board to move forward with his request for the ordinance.
For one resident, it was the memories she had of her father that brought her to tears when seeing the blackened, charcoaled wood resting in the Flat River. On Monday, Wendy Agostini of Lowell had to see for herself what was left of Whites Bridge after an arson left it collapsed on Sunday. “It hurts my heart,” she said, grabbing her heart while tears came to her eyes. “This hurts so bad.”
Most people on mission trips travel to other cities, states or countries to help those in need through their church. However, a local church held a mission trip last week to help those right in its own backyard.
To promote reading, especially at a young age, a Little Free Library has been built in Greenville for children to enjoy. Baldwin Heights Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President Ann Harvey said the idea of a Little Free Library came from Literacy Intervention Specialist Sarah Shoemaker at Baldwin Heights, who asked the PTO to help fund the project.
Residents in the city of Greenville will have to find a new option to dispose of their yard waste. As of July 15, the city will no longer be picking up leaves, brush and grass clippings from the curbside.
This year’s Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction was a huge success, ringing in more than $21,000 than last year. Thursday night’s auction totaled about $216,495.20, which is $21,327.09 more than last year’s auction. A total of 380 animals were sold, weighing a total of 81,962.5 pounds.
The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education passed a “positive” budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The board held a special meeting on Monday to approve the proposed budget presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gilchrist.