After about a year of costly legal wrangling, Greenville has finally accepted a settlement agreement with Eureka Township regarding a fee the township attempted to levy against the city for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
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A child in danger, whether from a lurking predator or an abusive home, is a situation recognized by parents, teachers and adults as despicable and wrong, and when discovered, action should be taken. But one perspective difficult to view is that of the child, who may not even realize that what is happening around them could be considered dangerous.
On a day that should have been a joyous occasion, Tami Monks made a phone call that no parent would wish on their own worst enemy. It was Feb. 8, her birthday, a day that should be celebrated with cake, gifts and warm wishes from family. But Tami had run out of options with her daughter, Casey. Against all her desires and hating herself in the process, Tami picked up the phone and called the police.
In 1963, a local group of 30 or so stepped out on faith, first meeting in a house basement and then later at the Union Hall on Charles Street. The group, consisting mostly of eight families, formed Faith Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday with a special service “From Generation to Generation: Celebrating 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness.”
When people think of the ever-growing Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition, a wide array of entries come to mind, including sculptures, paintings, crafts, photos, architecture — even works of computer programing. But music?
It’s seldom easy to find the words “fun” and “healthy” fitting together during one single activity, unless, that is, you can find a way to create an activity such as one that exercises the body while bringing hundreds of students, friends and family members together for a good cause. On Saturday, the second annual Baldwin Heights Elementary School “Walk-A-Thon” accomplished just that.
The emerald ash borer is alive and well in Greenville and it was only a matter of time before the tree-destroying insect’s predations took their toll. By the time city workers finish removing the dying trees, there will be neighborhoods that are noticeably less “green” than they have been in the past.
Fifteen years ago Jalon Ekholm’s life trundled along like a well-oiled locomotive, each day following the next along tracks she had carefully mapped out in her mind. Her career in the Air Force was going well; she served at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in communications. Top-secret messages travelled through her hands on their way to military and civilian recipients.
Dr. Joyce London was patiently seated at the Winter Inn restaurant Thursday evening as she waited to congratulate and honor a friend during the presentation of the 2014 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring award.
A trip to the Secretary of State office is made for a variety of reasons — renewing one’s license, purchasing a new license plate, or registering to vote. But on Thursday, one visitor made a trip to the local Greenville office simply to say thank you to the employees working behind the desk.