It’s well known that Montcalm County schools have had a lot of snow days due to the wintery weather the area has experienced, but few are apprised to the affect it has had on blood banks. Michigan Blood, a non profit blood bank, has seen a large amount of its blood drives cancelled because of weather and road conditions. And the drives it has been able to hold this winter, they’ve been poorly attended because donors choose not to brave the conditions.
Tom Kreiner will be the first person to admit Grattan Academy isn’t perfect. But the worst school in the state of Michigan? That unhappy distinction is according to the third annual Academic State Champs report from Bridge Magazine and The Center for Michigan. The report ranks Michigan’s schools from best to worst, based on a combination of test scores and income levels of families.
The continued snow and challenging weather in Michigan has not kept letter carriers from going out and delivering the mail. The United States Postal Service (USPS) thanks its customers for helping letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.
A two-car crash involving a FedEx delivery truck and a Chevrolet Suburban SUV on South M-91 right at the edge of the city limits blocked traffic for nearly 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon.
A student from Greenville Middle School sustained minor injuries Wednesday morning after being struck by a car on his way to school.
The Greenville City Council on Monday approved transferring more than $250,000 between multiple accounts to cover some funds which were operating on a deficit. The city moved money from the balances of healthy funds to those considered deficit funds in order to balance them, something that is required by state law.
Two suspects allegedly involved in a Greenville methamphetamine laboratory and police standoff are headed to trial, while a third suspect will undergo a forensic examination.
What started as an effort to get more involved in her daughter’s school has morphed into a full-time passion for Ann Harvey, president of the Baldwin Heights Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.
Firefighters from four area fire departments battled a Sunday fire believed to have started around 10:30 a.m. in the basement of a home at 11491 W. Carson City Road (M-57).
Jim Dennis is overwhelmed. He is surrounded by insane people. And he’s loving it. Flooded with emails, phone calls and Facebook comments, Dennis, coordinator of the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser event for Montcalm County, is once again gathering pledges from brave souls who will “take the plunge” into the cold waters of Turk Lake to raise funds for local Special Olympics athletes.