A group of about 75 people consisting mainly of family and close friends showed their support at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a young girl clinging to life.
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A Friday morning blaze was the fifth house fire for the DeGram family and is now under investigation by the state fire marshal. The Sheridan Community Fire Department was dispatched at 8:47 a.m. to 1680 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick. The house was a total loss.
After graduating from Greenville Public Schools and going their separate ways to two different universities, two college students reunited to spend their spring break helping others in Honduras. Seth Barker, who attends Central Michigan University (CMU), is president of a new organization on campus called Global Medical Brigades-CMU (GMB-CMU), which is the largest student-led social responsibility movement in the world.
A convicted sex offender and alleged armed robber is headed to trial on methamphetamine charges. Stephen Matthews II, 27, of Greenville, appeared in 64B District Court in Stanton for a preliminary examination Tuesday afternoon. After hearing testimony, Judge Donald Hemingsen bound Matthews over to 8th Judicial Circuit Court on a felony charge of operating/maintaing a meth lab. A trial will be scheduled at a later date.
When cook Cathy Patterson arrived for her morning shift at The Other Place bar and restaurant around 8:40 a.m. Friday, as she normally does as the first employee to arrive, she didn’t anticipate walking in through an opened and unlocked door. Patterson walked into the restaurant at 609 N. Lafayette St. only to find that the establishment had been broken into, with contents from the cash drawer and safe missing.
High school today is not what it was yesterday. As a public institution of higher learning, with teenagers shuffling from class to class on an hourly basis, the culture and world inside the doors of what many refer to as the “best four years of your life,” is an ever-changing whirlwind of new experiences found each and every day. But that culture, filled with children who are learning to become adults, is not always a favorable one, and students, faculty and administration at high schools throughout Montcalm County are ready to make a change.
A job that takes a lot of heart and dedication is one that two senior-level paid-on-call firefighters have been committed to for six decades combined. Greenville residents Tim Foster, who has been with the Greenville Department of Public Safety for 36 years, and Jim Hopkins, who joined the GDPS 24 years ago, said being firefighters is a job that builds a strong secondary family.
When measuring the value of a student’s education, there are countless factors that are considered and evaluated before a single assignment is eventually handed from teacher to student. Be it math, science, English or history, the coursework educators teach on a national level takes years of study and development before a final curriculum is established.
A 45-year old Greenville woman was injured when the vehicle she was riding in drove into oncoming traffic, resulting in an accident Monday evening. A gray Oldsmobile 88 driven by a 28-year-old Greenville man and carrying three passengers was traveling northbound on Baldwin Street in Greenville at approximately 5:37 p.m. when it came to a stop at the intersection at Washington and Baldwin streets.
On May 18, things are going to get a little noisy on Greenville’s main street, as well as streets in Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids and many communities along the way. Five hundred motorcycles running at once will do that.