More than 3,600 Montcalm County residents were without power following an ice storm that began late Wednesday and continued through Thursday morning, accompanied by high winds and some snow. According to Consumers Energy, power also was out for 3,509 customers in Kent County, 2,745 in Newaygo County and 644 in Muskegon County.
“If you want the people to understand you, invite them to your life and let them see the world from your window!” These words, from Turkish novelist Mehmet Murat Ildan, elegantly sum up the philosophy behind student exchange organization CCI Greenheart.
At some point, every child dreams of growing up to be a firefighter. Like policeman and astronaut, the job maintains an aura of glamor and excitement. Running into burning buildings, saving lives, operating all the complex equipment on the big red truck. It’s little wonder youngsters are drawn to the career.
The reality is a little different. In practice, firefighting is often a difficult, physically taxing and dangerous occupation. This latter point can be particularly true in small town departments, where turnout gear — the equipment firefighters wear while on the job — isn’t always the latest and greatest.
The village may soon be growing. At Monday’s regular meeting, the Lakeview Village Council took a first tentative step toward increasing the village’s geographic footprint.
Anyone who has ever picked up a prescription at the Meijer store pharmacy on Greenville West Drive knows there’s room for improvement. Long lines are the norm, rather than the exception.
“Things are different than they used to be.” That statement — simple, self-evident and recently stated by Lakeview’s Police Chief Darin Dood — packs a lot of truth into eight words.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference, the small changes that alter the course of a life.
That’s certainly been the case for Greenville resident Katherine “Kat” Skeens, who in February 2015 was diagnosed with diabetes.
For 20 years, Dr. Keith Treiber and the staff of Tamarack Family Dentistry have provided quality dental services to the village and surrounding areas. In that time, the practice has thrived, both as a business and as a contributing member of the community.
Few people know the day or hour of their own demise. This is a fact for which most of us are grateful.
Life, after all, is meant to be lived with a certain sense of abandon; counting down the remaining hours is the main ingredient in a recipe for unhappiness.
If all goes as planned, the city of Stanton could find itself $700,000 closer to seeing a host of public amenities become reality. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Commission, commissioners passed a resolution allowing City Manager Jake Eckholm to seek grant funding from two separate sources: The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program.