Despite questioning some of the theory behind it, it’s hard for Grattan Academy to ignore the recent Academic State Champs report that named it the worst school in the state. In spite of the questions, and in light of the data, there was one common theme among the Grattan Academy Board of Directors at Monday night’s school board meeting … “we must do better.”
An economic development millage proposal may have died at the county level, but Greenville officials are continuing to pursue the idea on their own. Late last year, members of the Montcalm Alliance, a local economic development group, asked the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners to approve a property tax increase to fund the Alliance’s effort to join forces with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization. Certain Alliance members wanted commissioners to approve a special millage via Michigan’s Public Act 88, which would bypass a vote of the people. The proposal moved forward in committee meetings, but the idea died last month after commissioners declined to vote on the proposal, effectively killing it.
Read funeral notices for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
The Belding Robotics Team set out to win its second straight home tournament in Redskin Arena at Belding High School on Saturday, but in the end, the competition proved to be just a little too tough.
For an event that depends entirely on the elements of Mother Nature for success, the Crystal Lake Winter Festival provided perhaps its most rewarding experience to date for the hundreds of visitors who braved the freezing temperatures.
Of the 173 participants jumping into the cold water for the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser for Montcalm County Special Olympians on Saturday, there was none who epitomized the bravery and commitment more than 7-year-old Layla McKenzie of Greenville.
Area movers and shakers gathered Saturday evening at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids to pay homage to the recipient of this year’s Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award, Dr. Joyce London.
Funeral notices for Monday, February 10, 2014
The Stanton City Commission is considering the feasibility of constructing a pedestrian bridge and pathway to connect the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail with the recently redeveloped D. Hale Brake Park.
Carson City Public Library Book Club offers chance to share thoughts, conversation with fellow readers
Several times a year in a quiet corner of this city’s library, a particular novel comes to life. Discussions of themes, cultures, relationships, politics, history — whatever a book may entail, the details are dissected, sandwiched between laughs and entertaining conversation at the Carson City Public Library Book Club.