One historic photo at a time, the Flat River Historical Society and Museum continues to move closer to bringing this city’s history front and center. During Tuesday’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, Society President Keith Hudson and Historian Kelly Warden delivered an update on the efforts being made to install historical interpretive signs along Lafayette Street.
The whole of Montcalm County woke up Monday morning covered in a thick blanket of heavy, wet snow. All of the school districts in the county closed down for the day and trucks from the Road Commission for Montcalm County have been hard at work since Sunday morning to clear the county’s roads.
Prior to entering Walmart on Thursday evening, Joni Turley of Gowen was excited, more so than most 6-year-olds would normally be with shopping on the agenda. But this time, she was under the impression that once she walked through the entrance of the store, she would be greeted by a number of superheroes.
Walking through Meijer with an empty shopping cart Thursday, it took only a few moments for Debbie Kreitner’s cart to be filled to the brim with toys. “Anything to help the kids,” she said. “All of these gifts, for so many kids, I think it’s a worthwhile cause.”
As Dan Eagles stared down at the dozens of knitted hats and mittens laid out before him Wednesday, he reached forward, picked up a small, pink hat and gave it a closer look. “This … I can see this hat going to a little girl to use out on the playground,” he said with a smile.
Standing on the shores of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, Terry Hankis bent down, reached out and collected a handful of sand.
As the grains softly poured through his fingers and returned to the beach, he made sure to collect just enough to place into a commemorative jar.
It was at that moment the Gowen man felt the closest he had been to his father since his father had died in 1971.
Patty Crawford and Diane Kuhn are cousins with a bond that goes beyond family into the realm of friendship and deeper than blood. The two have been lifelong friends as well as relatives and have been there for each other through the years. When Diane needed a change in her life, she moved to California where Patty opened her home and welcomed her.
Voters in the Greenville area could see a school bond proposal on the ballot in May. The Greenville Public Schools district is preparing for the proposal by circulating a survey about priorities for improvement and hosting community forums to gather feedback from stakeholders.
On Tuesday evening, the best-kept secret in town was finally awarded to one of this community’s most caring, gracious and humble individuals. During the annual Spectrum Health Celebration of Caring Dinner at Winter Inn, the winner of the 2017 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award was revealed.
Jennifer Bouck has seen the hardships families face during the holiday season.
The coordinator of Montcalm County’s Toys for Tots is familiar with scenes of homelessness and poverty.
In response, Bouck and her volunteers are working to provide a “magical” Christmas for families in need this year.