Readers of this column will not be surprised to hear me say that I am not a fan of standardized testing. Of course, I believe we need to assess the work of students and of course, I believe we must hold teachers accountable for their work. But I have long believed that the obsession with testing for the purpose of punishing teachers is off the mark. And I have found someone who agrees and says it much more eloquently than I.
This township is one of a kind, at least when it comes to water drains. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines asked board members to assist her with her request to simplify the township’s excessive drain system.
Over the past three years, the Greenville Recreational Department’s gymnastics program has grown dramatically.
It has enrolled so many students (around 400 per year), it added a toddler tumbler program, added a kindergarten class and now offers classes year round. The program serves children from 18 months old up through middle school.
It’s hard not to notice the streak of small orange flags lined along M-57, west of Greenville, flapping in the wind.
Regular city business of the Belding City Council will occur Tuesday evening at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding, but the topic likely to attract the attention of the public is the evaluation of City Manager Meg Mullendore.
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Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon near Greenville.
For visitors of the Alvah N. Belding Library on Wednesday, Dominic Francisco was a curious sight to behold. The Belding High School freshman wandered up and down the building’s many corridors, filled with books from end to end, searching diligently from A to Z.
Only 174 runners took part in the first Yellow Jacket Challenge, held in 2008. Last year’s event saw 324 runners — 158 women and 166 men — with the youngest runner being only 7 and the oldest 71.
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