Eric Ode has written 11 books of stories and poems for children. The Washington-based author tours the country and even the world with a program of high crowd participation singing, storytelling and speaking.
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From soft beaver pelts to rigid arrow heads, students were left anything but empty-handed Wednesday during a tour of local Native American history. Third-grade students from Lincoln Heights Elementary School made the trip to the Flat River Museum in Greenville to get a hands-on look at the history they had been studying this school year.
The city of Stanton is hoping to take another shot at an Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The city applied for the grant last year in hopes of making sewer repairs on Lincoln Street. However, the grant was not approved.
In the spirit of collaboration, members of the medical, educational, business, clergy and nonprofit communities gathered together to discuss ways to serve Montcalm County community. In four presentations at a Know the Need community collaboration event Friday, community leaders discussed issues facing vulnerable or impoverished Montcalm County residents and what the various communities in attendance can do to bridge those gaps.
A Montcalm County man who won $22.6 million on numbers drawn in the Lotto 47 Feb. 18 drawing has come forward to collect his winning, but will remain anonymous in the process. According to Michigan Lottery, the lucky player is looking forward to “enjoying life and giving back,” after he matched all six Lotto 47 numbers: 12-17-19-29-36-39. The winning ticket was bought at the Greenville E-Z Mart, located at 115 E. Washington St in Greenville.
Despite Saturday’s brisk outdoor temperatures, spring was in the air at Greenville High School. The annual Spring Fling for Women event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. was packed with people from the moment the doors opened.
In preparation of potentially receiving more than $1.1 million in grant funding, city officials are taking measures to ensure they won’t be on the hook should something go wrong. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve five property owner grant agreements to applicants applying for facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).
Before Montcalm County updated its website last year, Montcalm Township listed its information through that website. After the county’s new website went live and no longer hosted local municipalities, Montcalm Township officials decided to start exploring options for their own website.
A decade ago, when Debra Thornton was asked by her son’s teacher to start a local special needs club, she did so with a simple idea to schedule a few events to bring her son and his friends closer together. But in the time since, the club has blossomed into a full nonprofit 501C3 organization, now known as the Adults with Disabilities Association, a group consisting of special needs adults, both physically and mentally.
After more than 30 years of proudly serving its loyal customers, the downtown Radio Shack electronics store will be making its final sale this month. Opened in 1984 by Doug Robbins, the Greenville location has survived every change that both the economy and culture could throw its way, but that well of success finally ran dry.