Kire Wierda is on a mission: To revitalize the mentoring program within Greenville Public Schools. Several years ago, the program was at the forefront of focus for the community but has since fallen to the wayside. Wierda is hoping to bring back that focus in order to fill the need for extra support that some students might have at every level of education.
This letter is prompted by my receipt of letters from the Montcalm County controller(-administrator Robert Clingenpeel) to court employees who have been terminated or had their hours reduced.
The letters claim that these terminations are “absolutely the final option available to the board.” I believe this to be false.
The Stanton City Commission has been attempting to update the city’s website, but after months of getting nowhere, the commission decided cancel the contract. Stanton contracted with Revize in Troy in May for $1,850.
Thanks to a quick response from firefighters, a Stanton-area home remains standing with damage limited to one room. At approximately 1:28 p.m. Wednesday, Sheryl Stewart had just returned to her home at 2851 Evergreen Road when she noticed smoke coming from the east end of her home. She called 911, and soon firefighters from the Stanton Community Fire Department were on scene.
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Belding Middle School students have been given the chance to try out some different classes this academic year.
In an effort to expose students to a variety of options, some new classes have been added to the curriculum. Two of these classes are newspaper writing and service learning, which are both taught by Jennifer Dispirito.
Belding’s boys cross country team moved up the O-K Silver standings with their latest performance at home Tuesday.
The Redskin boys finished third at the conference jamboree they hosted at Lightning Bend Park. Belding scored 73 points, which trailed Grandville Calvin Christian (26) and Hopkins (68).
Only this past May, members of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) were beaming with enthusiasm over local plans and improvements.
Now the organization finds itself preparing to restructure.
Today would have been my dad’s 79th birthday. And while he’s not here to enjoy all the things like cards and presents and my mom’s homemade cheesecake to mark his special day, he is still very much celebrated.
Often I find myself sitting in front of my computer at the paper trying to channel him, looking for guidance on a particular decision or wondering what he would do if he was walking in my shoes on any given day. Mostly I wonder what he would think about the way the world has changed today — particularly the world of news. And what he would want me to do in response to those changes.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016