When members of the Grattan Academy basketball teams put on their jerseys, it’s clear they are one team, playing a team sport, with either “Grattan” or “Grizzlies” printed in bold lettering across the chest. But on the back of the jerseys, it’s the last names that are truly unique for these high school teams, as each name represents something far greater than the name of each player.
For many years, many Michigan cities, towns and villages have been speaking about “revitalizing” historic downtowns. Greenville is finished speaking about it and ready for action.
Most people don’t wonder where advertising flyers or newspaper inserts come from. However, that’s all Quad Graphics Manufacturing Manager Joe Howard thinks about. Howard is the spearhead when it comes to producing the 2 billion copies of advertising flyers and newspaper inserts Quad Graphics of Greenville puts out per year.
On Sunday, a tremendous fire engulfed and consumed a Montcalm Township home leaving nothing behind but blackened cinders.
The cause of the fire: The Montcalm Township Fire Department.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Greenville’s holiday season will officially kick off with the Christmas on the Green celebration. Featuring the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, the Santa Park Party plus a “shop local” day on Saturday, Christmas on the Green is sure to usher in the holiday season with style.
When it comes to keeping the green in Greenville, local farmer Jed Welder takes it literally. Welder is currently harvesting his first crop of corn from land he leased from the city.
Rowdy shoppers, often pushing and shoving to get at what they wanted, jostled for items as they crammed the aisles of stores during the dark mayhem of Black Friday sales … is what many thought they would hear after the fact. However, the truth of the matter was vastly different. At least when it came to Greenville.
Pencil lead. That’s what most people think of when they hear the word “graphite.” It’s understandable, considering graphite has been used in pencils since the mid-1600s (incidentally, actual lead never was used in the manufacture of pencils — it was always graphite).
The image that enters one’s mind when thinking of a homeless person can be quite misleading.
Perhaps it is a man sitting next to a shopping cart, huddled beneath a wore-torn blanket while grasping a bottle of spirits wrapped within a brown paper bag. Or maybe it’s a veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, standing on the corner of a street wearing holding a crude cardboard sign asking for help of any kind.
Driving is one of the fundamental rites of passage for any U.S. teenager. However, driving is a great responsibility, guided by choices behind the wheel. A wrong choice can have severe repercussions.