The author whose book was chosen for this year’s One Book One County Montcalm selection, Helen Simonson, said she expected to be “thoroughly grilled” at a book signing Tuesday evening at Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center. She was. And she seemed to enjoy every moment of it.
A piece of property being gifted to the city of Belding was voted down Tuesday night in a 3-1 vote in favor of accepting the property. According to the city charter, at least four council members need to approve a gift agreement in order for it to be effective.
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Montabella’s volleyball team celebrated breast cancer awareness month, but Vestaburg was the one doing the final celebrating. The Wolverines swept the Mustangs in a Mid-State Activities Conference match Tuesday by scores of 25-13, 27-25, 26-24.
On most nights the Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team would have won with the way they played. But on Tuesday night, playing good wasn’t enough against Forest Hills Eastern — the No. 3 rated team in Class B. The Hawks defeated the Yellow Jackets 25-21, 25-19, 26-28, 25-16.
Eureka Township Supervisor Laura Shears attended Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting to address the council regarding why the township board is concerned with Public Act 108 for a proposed Mersen USA annexation. Mersen USA, formally Graphite Engineering and Sales, located at 712 Industrial Park in Greenville, is ranked as one of the top graphite machine facilities in the nation that specializes in machined-graphite products, according to the company’s website.
Since January, police departments serving the western portion of Montcalm County have taken more than 50 complaints involving the theft of televisions, Ipads, X boxes, Playstations, quads, motorcycles, bicycles and a safe, according to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post.
Throughout the summer, Gowen resident Brenda Gibson went shopping for batteries, ointments, jerky pouches, books, candy, crackers, eye drops and many other items that she shipped to Florida for America’s deployed soldiers. Gibson is doing this because she is involved with a group of women that helps those serving in the American armed forces. She got involved with the group through a friend she met online. She sought out support from other mothers after her son Nathan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A decline in student enrollment at Central Montcalm Public School can be blamed on fruit — or rather lack of it. A preliminary student enrollment count showed the district recorded 30 less students than expected for the 2012-2013 school year. This year’s poor fruit crop was mentioned as one of the reasons for the decline.
A new auditorium continues to take shape at Belding High School, and although it is facing a few delays until it can be opened for students and the public, that isn’t stopping the music and theater department from preparing for performances at the new facility. At Monday night’s school board meeting at the Belding Area Schools Administration Building, board members approved the purchase of a grand piano for the new auditorium, which was originally scheduled to open this month but has been delayed into November.