Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 17, 2013.
It started in the seventh grade with a challenge of making her first cake … and spiraled into running her own cake business a short time later. Alyssa Ruggles, 18, of Stanton, has been running her own cake-making business called “The Cake Kid” from her home after her mother received a request to make a graduation cake.
Child abuse charges were dismissed Thursday against the mother of a toddler who remains on life support. Samantha Slater and Benjamin Wilkins, both 26 and both of Greenville, were each charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse of Slater’s 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn Weimer, who has been hospitalized in intensive care with severe abdominal and head injuries since March 24.
The Eureka Township Board approved signing a settlement regarding an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit between the township and the city of Greenville. According to township board members, attorneys on both sides have worked out the consent judgment.
Michigan’s leadership status in matters relating to the automobile industry may soon rise or fall depending on how we settle a very serious matter. Our state has the nation’s only no-fault law that includes unlimited lifetime benefits for medical expenses resulting from auto accidents.
The Tri County Area Schools Board of Education has voted to privatize another service. The school board voted Monday to contract custodial and related services with Grand Rapids Building Supply. The school board previously voted in August 2011 to privatize transportation.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, May 16, 2013
Working together is what creates good school systems — and other systems. I have intended to have these columns be about public education and not about Greenville Public Schools. But comments in a recent Daily News editorial have prompted me to deviate in this column.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets and Grand Rapids West Catholic Falcons began a three-game series on Tuesday that would help decide the outcome of the O-K Bronze. After three games, it was the Falcons who clinched at least a share of the league title after taking two-of-three games from the Yellow Jackets, including Wednesday’s 6-3 win at Greenville.
Football is still a few months away from starting, but the Greenville Yellow Jackets already have a new twist to the upcoming season. The Yellow Jackets will face Forest Hills Northern at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, this October 11. The Friday night game will begin at 7 p.m.