We’re all hoping for the best, but the outlook isn’t good for the future of United Solar Ovonics in Greenville. While we wish things were different, the fact is we are living in a time where nothing is guaranteed. That could be said for all the times we’ve lived in, but it is always more painful in the present. As for United Solar and Greenville, it hasn’t been a bad ride at all. People who took advantage of the opportunity presented by forward-looking USO received invaluable screening and training with Montcalm Community College and even more by the company itself. The experience has spurred confidence and the desire to keep moving forward in folks who perhaps would not otherwise have been inspired to do so.
A brief report from the Feb. 13 Eureka Charter Township Board meeting.
After months of comparing sites, viewing designs, creating a sub-committee and receiving much input from members of the community in Belding, the new Veterans Memorial finally has a home. Members of the Belding City Council voted 4-0 during Tuesday night’s meeting to approve the area to the west of the Pere Marquette Depot building on Gibson Street as the future home of a Veterans Memorial in Belding.
A brief report from the Feb. 8 Montcalm Township Board meeting.
One of the things Rachael Vestergaard wanted to do on her return trip home from Afghanistan was to attend a Detroit Red Wings game. The 2007 Central Montcalm graduate got her wish and made the trip on Feb. 8 to see the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers. Thanks to Red Wings’ defenseman Ian White, the trip meant so much more.
The villages of Hubbardston and Muir have been awarded tree planting grants by Consumers Energy. Hubbardston received an $800 grant while Muir received a $3,000 grant.
An “Opportunity Fair” will take place Friday at Tri County High School. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to eighth-grade and high school students and their parents.
It wasn’t the performance the Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team was hoping for in its final home game of 2012.
The Big Rapids Cardinals jumped to an 18-0 first quarter lead and went on to defeat the Wildcats 59-37 at home on Tuesday night.
Montabella’s girls basketball team has put themselves in the record books. The Mustangs tied a school record for wins in a season when they knocked off the Newaygo Lions 44-36 in the final regular-season game.
Belding Area Schools (BAS) will be welcoming two new school buses next fall. The school board approved a motion during Monday night’s monthly meeting to purchase buses using bond funds. Going through the Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) Bus Purchasing Program, the board voted to purchase the buses for $80,137 each from Capital City Bus Sales, the lowest of three bids provided to the board.