On June 4, 2007, the entire crew of a University of Michigan Survival Flight was killed when their plane went down in Lake Michigan while en route with organs for a transplant. Those who lost their lives included Dr. David Ashburn, a physician in training for cardio-thoracic surgery; Richard Chenault II, a transplant donation specialist; Dennis Hoyes, a Marlin air pilot; Richard Lapensee, a transplant donation specialist; Bill Serra, a Marlin air pilot; and Dr. Martinus “Martin” Spoor, a cardiac surgeon.
Despite a light rain that fell during the early part of the Mike Noll Hornet Run Saturday at Central Montcalm High School, area coaches reported a number of their runners running their personal best times. The meet was unscored, as it was divided into four races. Seniors raced each other, followed by juniors, sophomores and freshmen.
Belding 1-1-1 at Portland: The Redskins didn’t make it out of pool play at the Portland Invitaitonal Saturday after going 1-1-1 in the pool…
Two people have been identified after being killed in a four-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. The Michigan State Police responded to the accident, which occurred at approximately 4:55 p.m. at M-46 and Satterlee Road in Cato Township just west of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post and the village of Lakeview. An investigation revealed that a Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling westbound on M-46 crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound Ford Flex crossover head-on.
The Greenville area has a long history of settlers dating back to 1844 when John Green settled in the area, seven years after Michigan became a state.
Greenville was incorporated into a village in 1867 and became a city in 1871.
Vestaburg 12, Baldwin 6 (OT): The Wolverines and Panthers were scoreless through the first three quarters Friday until Keegan Ryckman scored on a 1-yard run…
Carson City-Crystal’s football team has started the season 2-1 for the first time since 2004. The Eagles mercied Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy 79-0 Friday night at home, keeping the Cougars (0-3 overall) from scoring their first points of the season.
There was rain. There were miscues. It’s probably too close to call as to which happened more. In the end, Middleville Thornapple Kellogg earned its first victory of the season with a slim 18-15 victory over the host Greenville Yellow Jackets on Friday night.
The complexities of oil and gas leasing leave many landowners feeling intimidated and pressured to make a quick decision. More than 70 people packed Douglass Township Hall on Thursday evening to learn how to make smart decisions about whether to lease their land. The educational meeting was sponsored by Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Farm Bureau. Montcalm County is currently home to 30 oil wells, 10 brine disposal wells, nine natural gas wells and 190 gas storage wells.
Three townships and the city of Stanton are pooling their resources to expand and improve the fire department that currently serves the entire area. Located in Stanton, the fire department has for some time been housed in cramped quarters. According to City Manager James Freed, the expansion is long overdue.