West Michigan authorities say a man killed his wife and adult son before fatally shooting himself. The Newaygo County sheriff’s department says the body of 59-year-old Charles Mark Hoover was found Wednesday night inside the family’s home in Lilley Township, about 55 miles north of Grand Rapids. Investigators say he shot to death his wife Marcia and their son, who also was named Charles.
Residents of Edmore will soon see a slight jump in their water and sewer rates, adding about $2.59 per quarter to their water bill. The increase was set to go up automatically to keep pace with the consumer price index, which rose 1.7 percent during the past year. According to Village Manager Karl Kluwe, the incremental increases are designed to prevent sudden, larger spikes in Edmore water bills.
Montcalm County Emergency Services is in the process of selling its old Rescue 21 vehicle. According to Emergency Services Deputy Director Eric Smith, two bids were received for the 1999 Ford F350.
After weeks of working on fundamentals, the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball team is ready to take to the field. But, like every other area sports team, they anxiously wait for the weather to break. For the rain to stop, the fields to dry and the temperature to warm.
Andrew Ashley saved his great-grandmother’s life Monday morning. Andrew, 10, and his sister Alaina, 8, were dropped off at Karen Wilcox’s home around 7:30 a.m. to wait for the bus to Baldwin Heights Elementary School. Wilcox had taken a new medication about half an hour earlier and she was feeling itchy all over. She sat down in the living room with her grandchildren who were watching cartoons. She looked down at her arm and noticed she had scratched it so much it was bleeding. “I was looking at Andrew and he was looking at me and then everything went black,” Wilcox recalled.
Spring brings hope and rejuvenation so it is no surprise that many religious observances coincide with springtime renewal and rebirth. This Easter, Carson City United Methodist Church celebrated the resurrection with Pastor Andy Croel inviting those in attendance to live out his new sermon series “Resurrection Ground” by planting trees and beautifying the northwest area of Haradine Park, where the city dumps woodchips.
Area residents stopping by the Greenville Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday had the chance to learn a little bit about Michigan’s Gift of Life organ donor program, thanks to the efforts of local volunteer Larry Alman. Alman, a Greenville resident who suffers from glaucoma, has received six cornea transplants, procedures without which he would be totally blind.
All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.
The Montabella Mustangs golf team will begin the year with a new coach, but a team with five returning golfers and depth. Nicole Howe is the new head coach, while Tom Ewell will be the Mustangs assistant coach. Howe sees a team with potential.
The Eureka Township supervisor, who has been on medical leave since last year, officially resigned from the position this week. During the Eureka Township meeting Monday night, the board approved accepting the resignation of Laura Shears.