The Greenville City Council on Monday approved two zoning changes that will allow for additional uses in certain areas as outlined in the 2012 Master Plan. Council unanimously adopted a rezoning plan, which will set up part of the city — essentially a one-block area surrounding the downtown — for upstairs apartments above retail stores, while also placing design standards for new commercial buildings. That area was previously zoned C-1, or neighborhood commercial and will now fall under a mixed use development (MUD).
Is your skin feeling dry and itchy from too much confinement indoors from the inordinate winterizing we’re enduring this year? Why not fight back, go wild, and step up to this winter’s Polar Plunge challenge. It’s at Turk Lake this year, at 3 p.m. on Feb. 8. The Turk Lake Tavern and Bar will be hosting the event to raise funds for the Special Olympics.
The final slide of what would have been Pastor Mike Jones’ sermon Sunday morning asked his congregation one question: “What does my faith tell the world?”
Two “broke” individuals were arraigned Tuesday afternoon for their alleged roles in a methamphetamine laboratory and standoff with multiple police agencies Sunday. John Vogl II, 42, of Greenville, and Cassaundra Kidder, 22, of Wayland, are each charged with operating or maintaining a lab involving meth, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.
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It doesn’t get any more hands-on than a student with a pair of surgical gloves, a scalpel and a pig lung. As part of their study of the human body and its organs, fifth-graders at Baldwin Heights Elementary School in Greenville dissected pig lungs and hearts Monday afternoon to get a glimpse at something similar to their own organs.
A former running back turned linebacker for the University of Michigan related his experiences playing for the Wolverines at Montcalm Community College Monday to crowd of about 50 people. Obi Ezeh, who played for Michigan from 2007-2010, was the guest speaker at an event that was part of a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Ezeh spoke about how his experiences with the Wolverines related to life.
Lowell 73, Belding 55: The Redskins fell in a Monday night nonleague contest against the Red Arrows. Lowell outscored the Redskins 36-17 over the middle two quarters to set the tone…
Four area teams participated in Saturday’s individual wrestling format Lakeview Invitational. The Tri County Vikings placed second out of 15 teams with 157.5 points. Behind tournament winner Mason County Central’s 172.
Finally, Taylor Johnson can concentrate on team basketball. The Central Michigan senior and 2010 graduate of Belding High School scored her 1,000th career point Saturday when the Chippewas beat Bowling Green in overtime 82-79.