Ken Wert was working in his shed Friday afternoon with a fellow neighbor when he heard a terribly loud crash. Running to the front of his house, he came upon the result of a head-on collision just a short distance away on N. Greenville Road (M-91).
Sometimes even the most law-abiding citizens can find going the speed limit is easier said than done.
Traveling five to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit is a breeze, particularly when one is not paying attention to the speedometer or is in a hurry. There also are areas of road where traveling faster than the set speed limit seems logical to some.
Battling addiction, in any of its forms, is a painful and sorrowful experience to go through for everyone involved. Many who try to get an upper hand on their addiction feel like there is no way out. Worst of all, they feel like they are alone.
But there is a way out, and they are not alone.
The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.
On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.
Feeding the hungry of the greater Greenville area is not the only thing GLC Hope Ministries and God’s Love Closet and Hope Rescue Mission accomplishes year-to-year.
It also houses the homeless.
As John Bowen, 18, stood outside his home shortly after midnight Monday, he could only watch through watery eyes while firefighters continued to battle back embers and flames that continued to poke through the roof of the residence.
It is the time of year when giving is most prevalent and the Greenville Department of Public Safety, along with Walmart, decided to give less fortunate area youth a night to obtain some holiday gifts.
On Wednesday, 31 Greenville youths joined various public safety officers and headed to Walmart for Shop with a Hero. Coordinated by the Greenville DPS, children joined police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians from around the county to do a little holiday shopping. Even Santa Claus and two merry elves showed up to spread some cheer.
Ending world hunger is a daunting task but global philanthropic organizations try to do it one meal at time.
However, a local event put together more than one meal over the weekend … try 30,000.
This week, the Greenville City Council approved a $5 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as well as a development agreement with Dicastal North America Inc. and along with that comes a timeline of when the company will bring its promised 300 jobs.
It was 2007 and Greenville resident Scott Young was a 22-year-old lumber worker, expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Ali.
Life was looking up for the young couple, who were just four months away from the birth of their daughter.
But then came this pain; a pain no man wants in an area no man wants it.