July 3, 1912 marked the opening of the Piedmont Traction between Charlotte and Gastonia in North Carolina, the conclusion of the British inquiry about the Titanic disaster and a house on the market went for as low as $2,900. It was also the year Lois (Utterback) Beal was born on a farm in north central Missouri.
Edmore Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is moving one step closer to developing the Edmore Marketplace as a four-season shopping outlet. Further expansion on the site — located at the Fred Meijer Heartland Trailhead — hinges on the site survey, bid amounts and grant funding.
There are going to be a few new spins on a longstanding Six Lakes tradition when Dizzi Daze gets under way Friday. This year’s three-day festival also features many long-standing favorites, including the ever-popular duck race.
A new clock for Legacy Field at Greenville High School was going to cost more than $20,000. For Superintendent Peter Haines, the cost was not in his budget.
Haines came up with a solution for his clock idea and it meant going back in time, so to speak, and asking the Flat River Historical Museum Board for the clock that the Greenville class of 1912 donated to the old Central Intermediate School.
A Grand Rapids-area man was arraigned Monday after allegedly stabbing a Greenville man and attempting to stab a Greenville woman last Friday night.
The grandstand dirt was moved, corners were shaped and more than 4,0000 gallons of water were spread on the track to prepare for Demolition Derby events Saturday evening at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair.
Widespread changes throughout the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids will have a direct effect on several local Catholic churches in the Ionia and Montcalm county areas. On April 12 the Diocese of Grand Rapids released its “Our Faith, Our Future” pastoral plan, a plan described to “establish a well-defined direction for future decisions and facilitate change to assure a strong and vibrant Church in the 11-county diocese,” according to a statement released by the diocese. Locally, this means changes coming to five area churches.
This is Ethan Vance’s last year as a 4-H’er. “I went out with a bang,” he said. Indeed he did.
Spicer Group recently presented a street assessment to the Carson City Council. Project Manager James Ensign and Construction Services Engineer Nick Elliott attended the meeting on behalf of Spicer Group. Ensign explained how Spicer Group could help the city use $100,000 in funding from the state for road repairs.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 2, 2012.