The headline is a quote from this week’s reinauguration address of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Taking the oath of office for the second time using Bibles of both Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. on a federal holiday set aside to honor the latter, we found the president’s remarks to be both poignant and stirring. Soaring oratory is not unusual for this president or this event and he did not disappoint.
As we begin 2013, it is comforting to know that community giving is very alive and well in Montcalm County. Many of the county’s residents have suffered through the toughest of times in the last few years but there has been and continues to be a mind-set among the county’s residents that they will come together and do whatever they can to help those in need. Those in need has been broadly defined. It is not just individuals that have benefitted but also includes families, businesses, schools, hospitals, human services organizations, etc. All have been supported by large and small gifts. Organizations such as United Way, Greenville Area Community Foundation, Central Montcalm Community Foundation (CMCF), other county nonprofits as well our numerous churches, local businesses, service organizations and individuals have been generous givers. It has not mattered what the dollar amount has been. What has mattered is that so many have been willing to give what they could to help.
Congratulations to Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino, who has been appointed to the Michigan Education Trust Board of Directors.
There had to have been a lot of anticipation in the audience as Gov. Rick Snyder gave his 2013 State of the State address Wednesday evening. We came away from the occasion wondering if the expectations were largely in vain. This was to be about the sate of the state. We got an admirable picture of where we’ve been and what part of the relentless positivity has been achieved. Only we in Michigan always want to know not just what have you done for us lately, but where do we go from here?
A taxi-cab service has received permits from the Greenville City Council to start and operate its business in and around Greenville. During Tuesday night’s regular scheduled meeting, a recommendation from Greenville Assistant City Manager Cameron Van Wyngarden was presented to the council to approve a permit for Busy Bee Taxi LLC.
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A single-vehicle accident Wednesday night left one lane closed on M-91 before completely closing the road this morning. A 22-year-old driver from Belding, was driving his truck north on Lafayette when his truck left the roadway and struck the utility pole, said Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak.
Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team is now the leader in the Mid-State Activities Conference – sort of. The Eagles, who trailed Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the standings by a game, grabbed a share of the lead from the Irish with a 42-24 victory at home Wednesday night.
Needing only one win to clinch a Central Michigan Athletic Conference title, the Carson City-Crystal Eagles had it easy. The Eagles were the beneficiary of eight forfeits by Dansville to win their dual meet 55-15 Wednesday night.
Montabella 2-0 at Fulton: The Mustangs closed out CMAC play with a 66-15 win over Fulton and a 65-9 win over Laingsburg Wednesday night. Winning both their matches for Montabella was Nick Boyer (103), Tristan Viglianco (125), Dalton Kuklewski (135), Zach Taubitz (140), Mike Hyde (145), Joey Durham (152), Jonny Durham (171) and Hunter Myers (285)…