If you’ve got a problem with the government, sometimes it’s best to go straight to the top. That was the thinking behind Lakeview High School eighth-grade student Mitchell Englund’s recent letter to President Obama. In that letter, Mitchell urged the president to do whatever he could to put a halt to “fracking,” the process by which chemicals are pumped under pressure into the earth with the intent of breaking up shale to gain access to natural gas reserves. That controversial process has been carried out extensively in states like Pennsylvania, sometimes with disastrous results, according to many environmentalists.
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Vote rigging in elections is bad business no matter who benefits. A proposal is currently in the Michigan Legislature that would carry the age-old political practice of gerrymandering to the max. Rep. Pete Lund, of Shelby Township, would like to have Michigan’s presidential election Electoral College votes awarded by Congressional District. To make such a change right now for purely partisan political advantage would be ludicrous. With an assist from citizen input and bipartisan legislative study, however, it might lead to further consideration.
The Ash house, which was built by Stanley and Blanche Ash and left to the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation, sold on Jan. 31 to new homeowners. According to Shirley Hayes, director of Patient and Family Experience at Spectrum Health United Hospital, the Ashes thoughtfully built the house for future purposes.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place at 10:17 a.m. Thursday. According to the Howard City Police Department, a Freightliner semi truck, operated by a 57-year-old Cedar Springs man, was stopped at the southbound exit ramp from U.S. 131 at M-82. The driver attempted to enter the southbound expressway, crossing M-82 and ignoring the left or right turn only traffic sign.
Medical personnel responded to an accident in northeastern Kent County after a snowmobiler collided with a snow plow Friday afternoon.According to WZZM 13, the crash happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Van Hoose Ave. and Simpson Road, which is south of the intersection of M-57 and Montcalm Avenue. Dispatchers with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department told WZZM 13 the snowmobiler was conscious when authorities arrived on the scene. AeroMed had been put on standby as a precaution, but the medical helicopter was called off.
Houston … Greenville has a problem with you. Northview’s Devon Houston that is. The Wildcats’ sophomore lit up the Yellow Jackets (5-9, 1-5) with eight baskets from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 29 points and a leading role in Northview’s 55-45 O-K Bronze win on Friday night.
Greenville 35, GR Northview 22: The Yellow Jackets held the Wildcats to just 10 points in the first three quarters in an O-K Bronze Conference win Friday night. Megan O’Brien was Greenville’s leading scorer with 10 points…
The Greenville City Council has chosen to extend a contract with their current auditing firm Gabridge and Co.
The Belding High School robotics teams have been competing at a very high level this year, taking first place in several competitions and tournaments throughout the state. But on Saturday, the seven students who make up the varsity and junior varsity teams will have a chance to showcase their skills in front of a home crowd for a change as Belding High School hosts its first Vex Robotics League competition in the new school gymnasium.