Local boards of education are being advised to look at policies regarding technology, relationships and boundaries. During the semi-annual Montcalm County School Board Association (MCSBA) general membership meeting Monday night, the members received a presentation from Derrick R. Fries, an expert witness for United States School Liaison Cases.
Montabella’s softball team found out Morley Stanwood’s softball team may be as good as their state champion volleyball and basketball teams. The Mustangs were mercied twice by the Mohawks 12-1 in five and 17-3 — both in five innings — in the first doubleheader of the season for both teams.
Trying to rebuild a program is a tough thing to do. But Vicky Sawyer is going to attempt just that with Montabella’s softball team. Sawyer debuted as head coach of the Mustangs on Tuesday, losing the first two games of the season to Morley Stanwood at home.
A Lakeview woman and her infant child were injured after their car was struck by another car containing five teenagers. Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday on 5 Mile Road near 95th Avenue.
Danish Festival-goers may not have known his name, but they knew his face. Stanley Saussy, better known as “Kempy,” has been a familiar figure in Danish Festival parades since the early 1970s. Kempy died Saturday after a heart attack at his home in Greenville. He was 66.
After competing at the DECA State Competition earlier this month, students from Greenville High School have qualified for the International Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. DECA is a student organization, comprised of sophomores, juniors and seniors and it prepares their members for careers in marketing, management, finance and hospitality.
A motion to hold a public hearing to gather input on appointing vs. electing road commissioners failed in a deadlocked vote this afternoon. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 4-4 to host a public hearing.
A hot topic at our state Capitol is the debate over proposed legislation that would allow community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees in select areas. House Bill 4496 would authorize community colleges to confer baccalaureate degrees in only five applied and technical areas with demonstrated demand from employers and students: concrete technology, maritime technology, culinary arts, energy production technology and nursing. This legislation provides a new opportunity for community colleges to serve local citizens in their home communities without detracting from the excellent work being done at universities around the state.
Court security is being kept on life support for six more months. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 7-1 on Monday to retain court security until the end of this fiscal year by using the county’s entire $75,000 contingency fund — a reserve set aside for unplanned expenses.
A Greenville man was back in court Thursday for a second sex crime involving teenage sisters. Claude Knapp, 47, was previously sentenced to from five to 15 years in prison in July 2011 after sexually assaulting a teenager. He pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in that crime.