For many local 4-H’ers, it is often dreamed to one day be selected as the Earl Peterson 4-H’er of the Year, the highest honor achievable. On Saturday evening, that dream was realized by Heather Russell, 19, of Stanton, and the Mixed Bag of Nuts 4-H group, who out of a field of six other 4-H’ers who contended for the top honor was selected as this year’s 4-H’er of the Year.
The Greenville City Council approved a septage plan that would allow the city to receive and treat septage from haulers. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council received a presentation regarding the septage plan, how it would benefit the city and more.
The interior of a mobile home was destroyed by fire Sunday as firefighters worked for five hours to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters from the Richland Township Fire Department responded at 6:21 a.m. to 7411 E. Vestaburg Road where a mobile home was on fire.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 24, 2013
Roaring engines, screaming tires and waves of acrid black smoke will all be a part of the show when the Michigan Truck and Tractor Pullers (MTTP) come to the Montcalm County 4-H Fair on Wednesday, June 26.
One never knows what small quirk of fate may change a destiny, what unexpected event, seemingly insignificant at the time, may alter the future. For Rosalee and Gerald Hull, that moment manifested itself 12 years ago, on the front porch of their rural Stanton home. “I opened the door and a goat was standing there,” Rosalee says. “We spent over a week checking with neighbors, looking for the owner, but couldn’t find anyone who had lost a goat.”
There’s something about hearing live music outdoors that makes the experience more than simply sounds and rhythm, voices and strings. A song in the open air isn’t just a song anymore, it’s a soundtrack to the beauty of the natural world surrounding you.
The Greenville Department of Public Safety received a grant for lock boxes to help access buildings in case of an emergency. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted to accept a grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Grants with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for the purchase of 100 knox boxes and eight in-car lock boxes.
One of the greatest unsolved murder mysteries of all time shares its roots with the southwest corner of Michigan. On Wednesday, remnants of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre were on hand in the form of the very guns that were used. Lt. Michael Kline of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker at the Ionia Rotary Club meeting at Renucci’s Tavern in Ionia.
Read the funeral notices for Saturday, June 22, 2013.