It was Brian Greene’s heart and excitement for the job that won over the committee that named him executive director of Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity. “He expressed a real heart for helping people, which is what Habitat is all about,” said Salle Johnson, interim executive director of Habitat for Humanity.
Phase one of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail will get a seal coating to improve its condition. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved a bid to Pittman Asphalt Maintenance Inc. of Holland in an amount not to exceed $9,729.
Camel rides, sailboat races, face painting and swimming were just some of the events children and families were able to participate in during Saturday’s Family Fun Day and Childhood Expo. For about 20 years, the fun-filled event has been held to dedicate a day for families to spend together.
An April 11 planning commission meeting that was to include a public hearing for a new business — Sunrise Heating and Plumbing — turned into a welcoming hearing as a public hearing was not actually needed.
A special Eureka Township Board meeting was held Thursday night to rectify incorrect wording in the minutes of a motion made at Monday night’s meeting.
A program being brought to the area through a collaboration has hopes of inspiring middle-school students to stay engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) has worked with the Ionia County Intermediate School District (ICISD) to host a STEM camp for local sixth-graders.
Because of program and budget cuts, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education made the decision to eliminate a staff position. During Wednesday’s meeting, MAISD Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht told the board that because of the economy, the reduction has to take place.
The Montcalm Township Board has been keeping a close eye on its budget to save money to improve the roads. This year, it paid off. Supervisor Michael Adams said the township has saved enough money to have $175,000 to improve the some of the roads throughout the township.
The Eureka Township supervisor, who has been on medical leave since last year, officially resigned from the position this week. During the Eureka Township meeting Monday night, the board approved accepting the resignation of Laura Shears.
A new building at Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus is being named after a local family. The building has officially been named the Bill Braman Family Center for Education for Braman, who was the lead donor in MCC’s Creating Futures, Strengthening Partnerships capital campaign.