It hardly seems possible that it is May already and another school year is winding down. Although parents and the community have been very understanding and supportive of the added days needed before school recesses due to the many snow days, you do hear an occasional lament about summer starting so late.
On Tuesday, voters will be asked to continue funding a service for some of our most worthy citizens. The Montcalm County Commission on Aging serves our local senior citizens, many of whom live below the poverty level.
Inspiration can sometimes come from a complete stranger. Karen Mays had never met Bree Town, who was diagnosed in 2012 with acute myeloid leukemia, but Mays, who lives in Belding, couldn’t help but want to do something for the Greenville girl.
Tuesday’s election ballot will include several proposals up for vote, including a 911 surcharge renewal, which would collect up to $2.85 a month per phone line in Montcalm County. The surcharge, which is a renewal from that approved by voters in 2010, is charged monthly to each phone registered in the county — both landlines and cell phones.
Welcome to Michigan! You’ve undoubtedly seen the message on the signs welcoming highway travelers entering our state’s borders.
For those searching for a unique, eye-opening look at Greenville’s history, look no further than the Flat River Museum this weekend. Celebrating the “Spring Into The Past” mentality with “America’s Pastimes” as the theme, the museum is offering new displays that dive deep into Greenville’s history, showcasing fun elements from the past that were likely otherwise forgotten.
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A local teenager is in custody after authorities responded to a hostage situation in which the teenager was allegedly holding his mother hostage at knifepoint.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a knife-wielding 14-year-old holding his mother captive at a residence in the 400 block of East Evergreen Street in Sheridan at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
For the next three weeks, the Greenville High School lobby will be transformed from a school hallway into an art gallery.
Four years ago, the voters of Montcalm County showed their support for the efforts of the Commission on Aging by passing a .45 millage to help fund the program.
On Tuesday, the commission is hoping voters will vote to continue that funding at the same level.