Jim Jones, a paramedic with Life EMS in Belding, sits in the carpool parking lot on the corner of M-66 and M-44. Jones has been working since 7 a.m. By 8 p.m., he still has 11 hours until his shift is over. While he sits, he waits for an emergency call or the all clear to go back to the station.
For seven years, Bo Cline and Carl Wall have watched movies, fished and played dominos together as matched big brother and little brother. Cline, 14, is like part of Wall’s family. But Wall, 77, says it’s more like a grandfather-grandson relationship than a big and little brother. They were brought together by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gratiot and Montcalm Counties.
A 75-year-old global plastic injection molding supplier is closing its plant in Pennsylvania and making a $5 million expansion to Greenville, creating up to 70 new jobs.
Rolling into the empty parking lot of a local restaurant, long since closed for the evening, Josh McConkie brought his police cruiser to a temporary halt. Parked behind the building, the vehicle’s headlights went dark. The engine rested, humming in neutral, and the Greenville Department of Public Safety sergeant sat quietly, illuminated within his car by the dull glow of a nearby streetlight.
When he earned his diploma from Greenville High School in 1991, Ryan Olsen recalls having just one thing on his mind upon graduating. With his open house and graduation money in hand, Olsen made his way to the local Radio Shack, ready to make an improvement to his car.
Marvel Drive may soon no longer exist as city residents know it. During Thursday evening’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, City Manager George Bosanic and City Engineer Doug Hinken brought forth a concept to relocate the roadway that currently sits adjacent to Spectrum Health United Hospital and five residential homes.
“I was 22 and only smoked weed, drank from here and there, took pills sometimes. Some call me a late bloomer.” — So begins a letter written by Amber Rowland on April 11, 2016, and read aloud in Montcalm County’s Drug Court as a success story from someone who was bound by addiction, but fought to be sober.
Seven months after initially giving approval, a final decision now nears regarding adding a historical element to downtown. During Tuesday’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, members of the DDA discussed the progress of interpretive signs to be placed in the downtown district.
Congressman Justin Amash called out his colleagues in the House and the Senate — specifically Speaker of the House Paul Ryan — during an interactive and spirited town hall meeting Monday evening.
Firefighters successfully prevented a garage fire from spreading to a nearby home Tuesday, although the contents within the garage were destroyed by the blaze.