On a cool Wednesday evening under the lights of Rudness Field at Belding High School (BHS), 105 students gathered motionless, waiting for a signal. After a few brief seconds of silence, the students broke from their frozen stance and began striding across the field. The sound of music quickly ripped through the crisp cool air, bouncing off nearby houses and echoing into the streets of Belding. While most students were by now at home enjoying dinner or relaxing, members of the Belding High School Marching Band had officially started work.
A 117-year-old piece of Lakeview history will remain intact. The Lakeview Inn is reopening tonight after the Montcalm County Building Department condemned it last summer. The facility at 333 S. Lincoln Ave. occupies a brick building erected in the heart of the village’s downtown area in 1894. The building features six upstairs apartments and a downstairs bar and restaurant. Lee Tanis holds the ownership title for the building through Tanis Investment LLC in Grand Rapids. Andrea Rawson of Howard City has a land contract with Tanis.
PINE TOWNSHIP — The owner of an Amish bakery has decided to follow the law — but he still doesn’t agree with it. Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard shut down Mary’s Bakery earlier this autumn after Rudy Yoder constructed an addition to the bakery without proper permits and in violation of state building [...]
Richard “Dick” Carpenter left footprints on many hearts in the Greenville community. “He was a wonderful man,” said Karen Carbonelli, a friend and co-worker. Carpenter, 80, died Thursday of a heart attack.
Carson City Hospital is now home to one of the most advanced surgical systems available. The DaVinci Surgical System, a robotic surgical device, is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The hospital received the system about a month ago. More than 10 surgeries have been performed using it.
The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra will present a night of Christmas Pops in Greenville this holiday season. The 11th annual performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Hillcrest St.
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Friday Alma A. McNees — 11 a.m., Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Rodger Gary Skaggs – 10 a.m., Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Audrieanna Jayden-Mae Tarket — 2 p.m., Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Stanton (Barden Funeral Home, Stanton). Sunday Betty Elizabeth Soule — 1 p.m., Holland Lake Golf Course clubhouse, Sheridan (Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation [...]
STANTON — Five people are competing for three seats on the Stanton City Commission.