Even the most mature adults, when talking about being victimized by a crime, are reduced to a queasy stomach, sweaty palms, stammering answers and unwelcome tears while testifying in the sterile environment of an imposing courtroom in front of unsmiling, suit-wearing strangers. Imagine how it feels for a child.
Thanksgiving 2012 has come and gone, the fall decorations have been put away and the Christmas ones are now out. More importantly, the rivalry football games have now mostly been played and the postseason picture is becoming a little clearer.
A bomb threat displaced more than 75 students and faculty from Palo Community Schools on Wednesday afternoon. Ionia County Central Dispatch received a call at about 12:45 p.m. regarding a bomb threat at the elementary school that houses kindergarten through sixth grade.
Three weeks ago, the city of Belding and Electrolux Inc. came to an agreement on a consent judgement that will, when officially signed by a judge, serve as a guideline when Electrolux begins to decommission the original silk mill building, clock tower and other Gibson buildings at the corner of Bridge and Main streets — the oldest of which have stood since 1903.
Four people were injured in a two-car head-on collision this morning on Sidney Road just west of Johnson Road. Officials were dispatched at 7:11 a.m. to the intersection of Sidney and Johnson roads in response to the two-car accident. Officials were dispatched at 7:11 a.m. to the intersection of Sidney and Johnson roads in response to the two-car accident.
Methamphetamine-related crimes are on the rise in Montcalm County, and law enforcement officials are racing to keep up with the addicts turned criminals. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell said his officers have been working closely with the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Greenville Department of Public Safety in light of an “increase in meth-related incidents within the county, especially in the Greenville area.”
The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team won a lot of low scoring defensive games a year ago. This year, it looks like the offense is poised to be a consistent threat. Led by Mikayla Duflo’s 18 points, the Eagles cruised to an opening night 53-29 victory over the Central Montcalm Hornets at home.
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Montabella’s girls basketball team got a win, and that’s all coach Terry Larsen really cared about. “We’re always happy with a win,” he said.
Lakeview 60, Evart 20: The Wildcats opened the season with a win against the other Wildcats Tuesday night. Megan Leach led Lakeview with 19 points, followed by Andrea Henry with 16 and Estelle Molitor with 14…