Trying to help strike a blow at hunger in the county is an ever-present battle for food pantries. Every year the Montcalm Food Challenge Drive tries to bolster the food stores of area pantries. “This food is more important than ever,” Montcalm Food Challenge Drive Chairman Steve Foster said. “The need is simply greater this year. It seems every year it gets more and more important.”
Christmas decorations have been hung and holiday spirits are high in downtown Crystal, but as evening hours approached, the colorful decorative displays were left in the dark. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, Supervisor Chris Johnston informed the audience that due to work performed by Consumers Energy in the spring, several of the power lines providing energy to various Christmas decorations are no longer functional.
It didn’t take lone for Cory Schneider to notch his first win as Carson City-Crystal boys basketball coach. One game in fact.
With no returning state placers and only a handful of seniors, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team is as inexperienced as any of its teams in the past several seasons. Still, saying Greenville is rebuilding would be inaccurate. The team is plenty talented, very well coached and in line to win a ninth consecutive district championship this year. A four-year regional championship run ended last season.
The 2014-2015 high school wrestling season got under way on Wednesday night. Tri County hosted a nonconference quadrangular with Belding, Kent City and Lakeview competing.
Firefighters from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded at 5:20 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at West Michigan Compounding, located at 1300 Moore St. in Greenville.
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It is the time of year when giving is most prevalent and the Greenville Department of Public Safety, along with Walmart, decided to give less fortunate area youth a night to obtain some holiday gifts.
On Wednesday, 31 Greenville youths joined various public safety officers and headed to Walmart for Shop with a Hero. Coordinated by the Greenville DPS, children joined police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians from around the county to do a little holiday shopping. Even Santa Claus and two merry elves showed up to spread some cheer.
When it comes to purchasing gifts for the holidays, Greenville’s merchants say there is no better place to buy than local shops.
“We want local businesses to thrive and be successful,” said Beamer’s Tanning & More Owner Wendy Gladding. “I just think it’s really important.”
A new path is being sought to bring visitors to the campus of Montcalm Community College (MCC), one pedal at a time.
The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail stretches 40 miles from Alma to Greenville and plans are now in the works to add an important stop along the way.