With nearly a hundred supporters crowded into his restaurant Thursday night and the sound of ragtime music flowing through the air as local musician Nels Hansen played away on the piano, Mike Huckleberry, with the help of Sen. Carl Levin, energized a crowd to their feet in hopes that Huckleberry will return to Lansing as the 70th District representative.
A new hospital zoning district is being worked on by the Greenville Planning Commission to help prepare for future plans. During Thursday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission looked at Spectrum Health United Hospital and surrounding areas to set up a hospital district in case the hospital wanted to develop more in the future.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved proposed salaries and benefits for the county’s three road commissioners on Monday, but not without first debating the issue. Commissioners voted 8-1 to approve the proposed salaries and benefits starting in 2013. Commissioner Tom Lindeman of Greenville cast the lone “no” vote without explanation.
A man was convicted by a jury this week for operating a methamphetamine lab in his Pierson home. Christopher Wilcox, 41, was convicted by a jury after a trial in 8th Judicial Circuit Court of operating/maintaing a meth lab in the presence of minors (a possible 20-year felony) and operating/maintaining a meth lab (a possible 10-year felony). He also is a habitual offender fourth offense, so he is now facing life in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.
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The Carson City-Crystal Eagles football team will be doing something tonight for the first time in 13 years. That’s playing a 10th football game. A 7-2 regular season qualified the Eagles for the MHSAA football playoffs for the first time since 1999, when they went 9-2 and made it to the Division 6 regional finals (lost to Saint Charles 40-12).
Carson City-Crystal coach Jason Gray had a blueprint for success when he took over the Eagles program in 2009. Slowly, the team has progressed from a 1-8 record in 2009, to 3-6 last year to a playoff qualifying 7-2 this season.
Vestaburg’s varsity football team will do something they haven’t done since 2007 tonight. The Wolverines will play in the Division 8 playoffs against Muskegon Catholic Central tonight in Muskegon.
Keigan Ryckman is doing something he has never done before: go to a playoff game. “It’s the first playoff experience I’ve ever seen,” he said. “My brother, he never made the playoffs. The fact I get a chance to play in the playoff game is huge to me.”
A man was arrested Thursday evening after threatening to kill his family with a knife. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to E. Condensery Road in Bushnell Township at 5:56 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies were advised that the man was upstairs in the residence, still armed with a knife.