The idea that each human life is of intrinsic worth is not a new one. The Founding Fathers penned it into the Declaration of Independence with the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Flames from a burn pile quickly spread to multiple boats and a house leaving minor damage to a Gowen home on Monday afternoon. The Spencer Township Fire Department was dispatched just after 1:30 p.m. to 16192 Larsen Ave. on a report of a boat and structure fire.
Montcalm County sheriff’s detectives are investigating an embezzlement of funds from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) union, Montcalm County Chapter, by one of their own.
The first really perfect day of spring couldn’t have come at a better time for kids and parents attending this year’s Touch a Truck event, sponsored by the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department. Held Saturday afternoon at the Meijer parking lot on Washington Street, the event featured fire trucks, ice cream wagons, dump trucks, ladder trucks, sky cranes, military transports and a host of other four (or more) wheeled vehicles.
A Greenville man has pleaded no contest to a charge that he robbed the Handy Market in Greenville last year.
Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing James Young of country group The Eli Young Band, who returned to Grand Rapids on Thursday night as part of Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation” tour.
Nearly one year ago, the first shovel was planted firmly into the ground of the former Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds to make way for an historic endeavor undertaken by Montcalm Community College (MCC). After months of construction, community input, government assistance and many donations, the MCC Greenville Campus officially expanded Thursday with the opening of the new Bill Braman Family Center for Education, named after the former MCC Trustee and pioneering fruit farmer and located at 1315 Yellow Jacket Drive.
A week after massive flooding throughout Montcalm County, things are starting to get back to normal and roads are being reopened. “We are in pretty good shape,” said Mark Christensen, managing director of the Road Commission for Montcalm County. “It was a challenging week.”
Construction work and how a majority of projects are funded were popular topics during the Greater Greenville Transportation meeting Wednesday evening. The committee met at Courtland Township Hall during its quarterly meeting just in time to talk about the upcoming construction season.
If your son or daughter has ever wondered what the world looks like from the seat of an 18-wheeler, fire truck or ice cream wagon, this Saturday he or she will have the chance to find out. From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Meijer parking lot on M-57, the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department is offering its semi-annual Touch a Truck Day. Held every other year, the event brings in the big rigs that kids really want to get close to.