There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but “P, L and A” are three the teachers and administrators at Lakeview High School intend to never see again, at least not in that order and not when they’re referring to the school’s ACT test scores. On Aug. 16, 2010, those letters, which stand for Persistently Low Achieving, were used by the state to describe Lakeview High School students, along with students from 92 other schools throughout Michigan.
A public hearing about a special land use and site plans for outdoor sales at Barn Cats, was held at a recent Greenville Planning Commission meeting. However, the decision was tabled.
This year’s ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, which comes to an end this weekend, is showcasing some of the world’s most talented individuals who aim to inspire and create items more unique than the next.
Carson City-Crystal’s football team hasn’t won a conference title in any conference since winning the Montcalm County Championship in 1962. The Eagles could rectify that if they can beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Friday in Mount Pleasant. If they beat the Irish they would clinch no worse than a share of the Mid-State Activites Conference South Division title. They could claim it outright with a win against Ashley the following week.
The Belding Redskins’ boys cross country team continued its outstanding season with a first place finish in Grand Rapids on Wednesday afternoon. The Redskins finished in first place with 37 points in the O-K Blue Jamboree hosted by Wyoming. Sparta was second with 65 points and followed by Coopersville 75, Allendale 90, GR Creston 105, Wyoming 154 and Comstock Park 180.
Central Montcalm 3, Newaygo 0: The Green Hornets swept the Lions in the first CSAA game the two teams have ever played, winning 25-16, 25-19, 25-11…
A man was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after crashing his vehicle on M-57. According to Kent County Central Dispatch, authorities were dispatched a little after 4 p.m., Wednesday for a single-vehicle accident on M-57 in between Morgan Mills and Lincoln Lake Roads in Oakfield Township.
Tuesday night marked another successful event for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Greenville Expo and Taste of Home. The event was held at the Greenville High School to help showcase the new facility for those who do not get a chance to see it on a regular basis.
Cody Moore is best remembered by his friends and family as an outdoorsman who loved working and playing in the surroundings of Mother Nature. A Belding High School graduate, landscaper and friend to many, Moore died unexpectedly on June 9 at the age of 25.
A damaged ArtPrize piece does not represent what the theme of the piece was supposed to represent — “Love is …” Artist Judy Rogers, a Gowen resident and former Cedar Crest Elementary School teacher, said she returned to her ArtPrize entry located at the YMCA in Grand Rapids to find it surrounded by police on Monday night. A man had came out of the YMCA and apparently started pushing the piece until it broke.