The clerk candidate for Reynolds Township has had a change of heart. Tina Porzondek stepped down as clerk at the Reynolds Township Board meeting Sept. 13, as did Deputy Clerk Lisa Lambert, effective immediately. Porzondek said she resigned as clerk because she was offered another job and accepted it. Township board members asked Robin Sholty, who will likely be the next township clerk, if she would accept an appointment to fill the clerk’s position until Sholty is sworn in on Nov. 20, assuming she wins the Nov. 6 general election. Sholty declined last weekend, telling The Daily News she doesn’t want to work with a “hostile board.”
Read funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
With the new location of the football field, the Greenville High School homecoming parade will have a different route this year. In the past, students paraded through downtown, south on M-91 to Black Field for the football game. With the location of the new Legacy Field at the high school, students had to come up with a different plan for the parade, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28.
A Carson City man charged with multiple crimes in four separate cases was sentenced to up to five years in prison Thursday. Brandon Devers, 28, was originally charged with arson of personal property and receiving and concealing stolen property (a motor vehicle) in one case, possessing meth, possessing marijuana and fourth-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer in a second case and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle in two other cases.
Read funeral notices for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
Grading for Learning, a new grading policy using standards-based grading, was implemented at Montabella Community Schools this year. According to Junior/Senior High Principal Shane Riley, many schools across the state and country are looking at standards-based grading to better prepare students for state and national tests and, ultimately, their futures. Grading for Learning has three areas of learning: practice, formative assessment and summative assessment. Each teacher determines appropriate assignment classification, including which ones will be graded.
A total of 54 foreclosed Montcalm County properties will go to auction Tuesday, each at a starting bid of $50. The properties previously failed to sell at the annual minimum bid auction Aug. 6 and will now be offered at a much lower price at noon Tuesday in the Montcalm County Administrative Building (old courthouse) in Stanton. Treasurer JoAnne Vukin said participants need $1,000 in cash to be able to bid at the auction. If participants don’t spend the entire $1,000 or don’t buy anything, the money will be refunded. If participants buy something more than $1,000, the balance can be paid by check, debit card, credit card, money order or certified check.
After partnering with Greenville Public Schools in August to offer high school drop-outs a chance to earn their diploma via a virtual school, Berrien Springs Virtual Academy is now reaching out to neighboring school districts. Among those are Belding Area Schools, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools and Tri County Area Schools. During Monday night’s Belding school board meeting, Dallas Bell, executive director of partner schools, gave a 10-minute presentation informing board members of the new West Michigan Virtual School, located at 8153 Satterlee Road in Greenville.
On Thursday, the monthly Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) meetings kicked off. Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Co-Director Candy Kerschen hosts the gatherings for members of the community to meet and discuss what they are doing in the community.
A Grand Rapids-area man was sentenced to jail time Thursday after stabbing a Greenville man and attempting to stab a Greenville woman. Corey Cole, 25, of Wyoming, Mich., was originally charged with attempted murder and felonious assault. He pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Pousak, officers responded to a fight in progress around 11 p.m. June 29 at River’s Edge Townhouses in the 700 block of Hillcrest Street in Greenville.