When Marjorie “Hilda” Hawley was born, horses and buggies were the norms for transportation. Women did not have the right to vote. John Green had settled in the area roughly 70 years prior and the city of Greenville was thriving with sawmills, churches, merchants and families.
A young man is facing life in prison after allegedly stabbing another young man early Monday morning.
As Greenville City Manager George Bosanic made his way along Baldwin Street on Saturday morning, he suddenly found himself at a loss for words as he approached one of the community’s city parks. On a day that featured the first snow flurries of autumn and temperatures hovering slightly above freezing, the parking lot of Tower Mountain Park was completely full, with dozens of adults gathered at the base of the mountain.
David Wawersik always enjoyed his trips to Camp Greenwood when his Boy Scout troop would visit the spacious, rural campground. When it came time for David to take on the challenge of an Eagle Scout project, it was an easy decision to volunteer to do some upgrades and renovations to the more than 60-year-old camp.
When Kim Cain, Amanda Wright and Rachel Pung decided to stand on corners of M-57 and M-91 with cardboard signs to share the statistics of homelessness, they weren’t sure what to expect. Their goal Friday afternoon was to spread awareness of the severity of homelessness. One sign stated that approximately 99,975 people were homeless in Michigan in 2015. Another sign shared that the average age of a homeless child is 7.6 years old, while another sign informed of the 2,723 infants born into poverty every day. Yet another sign sought to raise awareness that the main reason people experience homeless is job loss — not substance abuse.
A Kent County Sheriff’s Deputy and a 20-year-old Belding man were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries as the result of a crash early Sunday morning.
Two of Montcalm County’s seven recycling sites will have closed by year’s end, and the future remains uncertain for the remaining five locations.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Nov. 7 to eliminate Howard City’s recycling site due to an increase in county recycling costs.
In today’s world, a wealth of information that previously had to be researched in books is now in the palm of your hand.
Through smartphones, tablets and the ever-expanding internet, technology has made the quest for knowledge a much easier task for both children and adults.
One might fear this would harm one of the community’s most public of assets, the Flat River Community Library, but as Library Director Laura Powers made clear Thursday, that is not the case.
One of this community’s most uplifting, passionate and caring souls left us on Monday, leaving behind a worthy legacy. Dr. Joyce London, longtime chiropractor, city councilwoman and friend to all she met, died at Hathaway Hills Assist Living in Greenville. She was 69 years old.
Five years after receiving federal stimulus money, a mission by Casair Inc. to extending broadband connectivity throughout Montcalm County has come to fruition.