A pair of longtime members of the Greenville Department of Public Safety have fond memories of their combined six decades of service as they hang up their hats in retirement. Sgt. Gary Valentine has spent 28 years as a full-time officer at the department. For two years prior to becoming an employee, he served as reserve officer for the department.
The Tri County Middle School principal has been charged with embezzlement and remains on administrative leave. Principal William “Bill” Cichewicz was arraigned today in 64B District Court in Stanton. He is charged with embezzlement between $1,000 to $20,000.
Ruth Hansen has dedicated most of her time not only to the local community, but also to the students in the community.
Residents of Belding routinely drive across the city’s four downtown bridges without much of an afterthought as they cross the Flat River, but walking along one of those bridges is another story entirely. The Ashfield Street bridge, which is north of Park Street and just south of Mueller Industries, was officially approved for sidewalk repair by members of Belding City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting.
An officer who worked his way through the ranks at the Greenville Department of Public Safety has received a promotion. Marty Obetts was honored at the start of the Greenville City Council meeting Tuesday night while being promoted to a sergeant position at the department.
An Ionia man, formerly of Greenville, was recently convicted of multiple sex crimes. Robert Plaster, 37, was convicted by an 8th Judicial Circuit Court jury last Friday of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, two counts of child sexually abusive activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, possession of child sexually abusive activity and selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor.
A Stanton man was sentenced to up to five years in prison last week for stealing a vehicle. James Whitney, 30, was charged with unlawfully driving away an automobile (UDAA), leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended. He pleaded guilty April 23 to UDAA and driving while license suspended.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Greenville High School baseball program recently received multiple grants from the Greenville Area Community Foundation. Grants totaling $20,000 helped varsity coach Mike Rasmussen purchase equipment and upgrade facilities that will not only benefit the high school, but also other organizations that use the high school baseball complex.
Two teenagers allegedly broke into an Edmore car wash Tuesday and stole money. Montcalm County Sheriff’s officers are investigating the breaking and entering at the Edmore Car Wash on Main Street in downtown Edmore.