Residents rang in a joyous New Year over the weekend at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. The Chinese New Year, that is. Although the official Chinese New Year was Feb. 19, the Chinese Immersion Program students and staff at Walnut Hills Elementary School presented “Year of the Sheep: Chinese New Year Gala” last Saturday.
Normally watching a fifth grade student wield a scalpel over a prone body stretched out on a table is a cause for concern. Yet, at Baldwin Heights Elementary School on Thursday, the practice was encouraged.
In spite of the 2 degree air temperature, which dropped even lower with the wind chill, Montcalm County firefighters braved the frigid weather to participate in an ice training on Sunday. Michigan Rescue Concepts (MRC) hosted the training session in Crystal Township, which included a morning classroom session and an afternoon hands-on training session on the ice of Crystal Lake. MRC is an 18-year-old Michigan-based company which have trained more than 500 fire departments in ice and water rescue training.
Leaping into 33-degree water on a cold February afternoon takes the type of courage gladiators would find hard to muster. But the 130 participants of the 2015 Turk Lake Polar Plunge did not bat an eye as they plunged into the depths of Turk Lake on Saturday.
Every musician who picks up an instrument dreams of making it big. Whether it is a guitar, a trumpet or even a kazoo, those who posses musical talent want to play for a crowd. Big or small. That goes double for a rock band. Maybe even triple.
A new robot at Montcalm Community College (MCC) appears to be bringing (artificial) life to the college’s manufacturing curriculum. Meet “Baxter,” the newest addition to college’s Greenville campus.
Canadian Brass perform on stage at the Greenville high School Performing Arts Center Thursday evening during the 2013 Ash Cultural Event concert. — Daily News/Cory Smith PHOTO GALLERY
Spencer Brandt didn’t have an average childhood. In fact, he was nearly robbed of it entirely.
Relationships a cashier has built with her customers over her seven years of employment at a Greenville convenience store may have helped her Thursday night when a man stormed into her store demanding money. Debbie Edmaiston of Gowen was working her late-night shift at the Handy Market in Greenville when a younger man wearing a mask told her to get behind the counter.
A 75-year-old man and his 15-year-old cat safely made it out of their burning home early Friday morning. The Greenville Department of Public Safety was dispatched for a structure fire at 12:29 a.m. to 804 Oak St., just west of Maple Street.