I borrowed the question in the headline for today’s column from an article I read recently. The beginning of a new calendar year seems like an appropriate time to raise this question. For the past year this column has been dedicated to informing parents and all citizens about issues impacting the public schools. In this space today, I want to share some information that can be used as we communicate with policy makers in Lansing and Washington, D.C.
Theresa Flores travels across the country in her effort to free all women and children from the nightmare of human trafficking. She is also a survivor. When I’m asked to put a face on the problem in Michigan, I think of Theresa. She was forced into sex trafficking in high school while living in a prominent Southeast Michigan community.
A Carson City man was arrested after allegedly causing a series of drug-fueled car crashes Wednesday afternoon, leaving a teenage girl injured.
In an effort to be more timely with its auditing processes, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will now be operating with a new auditing firm. After a unanimous board vote at Tuesday evening’s Carson City-Crystal school board meeting, Maner Costerisan of Lansing will now handle auditing duties for the district for two years.
The high school basketball seasons for both boys and girls have yet to reach the midway point of their schedules. As for wrestlers, they are just three weeks away from the team district tournaments. On Tuesday, Greenville High School released the district tournament pairings for wrestling, girls basketball and boys basketball teams.
Montabella 53, Vestaburg 18: The Mustangs beat their arch rivals handily in an MSAC matchup Wednesday night that was a makeup game from before Christmas break. Taylor Smith led all scorers, canning 28 points including eight three-pointers…
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern’s wrestling team may be young, but they were able to win their first two O-K Bronze matches. That winning streak ended at the hands of Greenville, who won 67-9 over the Hawks.
It’s taken hours upon hours of cutting, sewing and stuffing, and there is still plenty more to do. The goal for one Lakeview teenager is to make 550 pressure pillows to be distributed to community hospitals and nursing homes.
Like a wobbly gait of a toddler, Central Montcalm Public School took baby steps in the right direction. On Wednesday evening, the school board approved amendments to two different funds after hearing from Chief School Business Official Ron Simon that the district had gained revenue in both the general fund and food service fund.
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