Thanks to a friendly competition between two intermediate school districts last month, more local children will be enjoying a third meal each day.
Ryan Schlehuber “Scoop”
In an effort to meet the demands of an increasing number of students with autism, a new middle school classroom opened at Seiter Education Center. The classroom opened Nov. 2, providing a place for five incoming students with severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the area to learn.
Brooke Stoutjesdyk is in a class of her own — quite literally. She may have not gotten to walk with her class during Greenville High School’s graduation this past spring, but come Dec. 11, Brooke Stoutjesdyk will be graduated from high school and will have earned an associate’s degree from college.
Paint-and-sip chains like Painting With A Twist and Pinot’s Palette have been taking off in bigger cities for a while, but lately the creative painting while enjoying wine event has been trending on a small community level, too. Such is the case in Edmore, where Robin Miller and Kristen Lower’s Palette Party event has taken off since its inception this past September.
Josh Gibbs, community president of Commercial Bank, is one of 40 young business leaders named in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s annual 40 Under Forty Business Leaders journal this year.
In an effort to raise cancer awareness, one tattoo parlor is offering free tattoos in exchange for donations to help the cause. For 24 consecutive hours, starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 21, Tattoos by Wojo is offering a two-inch color tattoo of the cancer awareness ribbon on a first come, first serve basis.
Since Nov. 2, local middle school students with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) have been enjoying a classroom specified for their needs.
During Thursday’s meeting of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board, Superintendent of Special Education Jodi Willard announced the William J. Seiter Educational Service Center has a classroom now open to students with ASD.
There is a growing industry that is allowing more and more people self-employed opportunities, both full-time and part-time. One only needs a voice.
What started out as a class assignment has turned into a fulfilling life lesson for a few young students. Five students enrolled in Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) Early College program have created a free service for local residents as part of a year-long project. The group, creatively called “Leaf It To Us,” have been randomly choosing homes that need leaves raked and offering to do the raking for them for free.
The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) received good reviews on its audit for the 2014-2015 budget. Auditor Ali Barnes of Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants informed the board on Oct. 8 that the budget is “in very good position” and all of its department’s budgets were “very consistent.”