The area Toys for Tots campaign is low on toys and needs more donations before Saturday’s distribution. Along with various drop box locations, those with toys to donate can bring them directly to the Montcalm County Armory in Greenville from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
For many families, especially with young children in school, the adjustment of life with children at home over the holiday break can sometimes be a challenge and stressful change of pace, but hundreds of parents and children spent time together at Ellis Elementary School to learn various ways to make the transition an easier one to deal with.
The Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health has seen many changes during Robert Brown’s tenure as executive director. Staff at the center grew from 41 employees in 1990 to 66 employees currently serving more than 1,300 Montcalm County residents each year through programs such as outpatient therapy, case management and home-based services.
After winning an election and surviving a recount, the Eureka Township supervisor is taking a medical leave of absence. At Monday night’s Eureka Township Board meeting, Laura Shears recommended the board name Rodney Roy as interim supervisor and Marty Posekany as interim trustee and the board unanimously approved both recommendations, according to Roy.
Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education got a firsthand look Monday evening at the positive results Youth Challenge — a Battle Creek military academy — can have on “at risk” students. Lakeview High School Principal Gary Jensen introduced the board to student Preston Wirth, who recently completed six month’s training at the academy. Wirth attended Youth Challenge after Jensen suggested it following numerous school infractions on Wirth’s part.
A woman found dead in her Greenville home on Sunday did not die as a result of a violent crime, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak. Sally May Case, 38, was found in her home on Harrison Street by her ex-husband who came to the home to pick up their 3-year-old son on Sunday afternoon. The child told his father the mother was upstairs.
Carson City-Crystal senior Ken Dittenber has already done something very few Michigan wrestlers are able to do. He’s won a pair of individual state championships. This season he’s got a goal in mind after having already stood on the top tier of the podium at Kellogg Arena twice.
Those who follow Lakeview girls basketball saw a different varsity coach on the sideline last week. That’s because Corey Kohler, who coached the first game of the season in a win over Evart on Nov. 27, resigned on Dec. 4. His resignation was accepted by the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting.
With the thought in her mind that a single member of her community could go without a meal simply because they might be saving money to buy a gift for a loved one during the holiday season, one fifth-grade student at Woodview Elementary School took it upon herself Monday night to give back in a way that might feed anyone who was in need of a warm meal.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012