Can you believe the depths to which presidential aspirants are willing to sink in order to discredit opponents for the highest office in the land? The negativity of the campaign would be comedic if the stakes weren’t so high. Television campaign ads are running together consecutively, alternating for and against a given candidate in the same string. The next-to-saddest thing about this travesty is that these “approved” messages demonstrate the obvious contempt the candidates have for the civility of the American public.
The search has officially begun for the new leader of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. Bob Swanson retired as CC-C superintendent last August, but remains with the district as a financial consultant. Duane Ellis was hired as interim superintendent after Swanson retired.
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Man’s best friend is about to help Montcalm County’s budget situation. The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee voted last week to start a dog census program again. The census will establish whether dog owners have updated licenses for their dogs.
Our Flat River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will stage its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, March 3. Troy Hopkins, chapter president, says it should be a great event and the chapter is working hard toward what will be a very enjoyable evening. He says ticket sales will be good and the forms are coming in as usual.
Too many turnovers and too many missed shots. That was the story for the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team on Friday in a 39-31 loss to the Lowell Red Arrows.
For the second year in a row, Belding has a conference champion in girls bowling. The Redskin girls dominated the rest of the O-K Blue Conference at Hillcrest Lanes Saturday, winning the post-conference tournament with a 2,969 team score. That was over 300 pins more than Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern.
There are 16 local wrestlers who were good enough to make it into the state individual wrestling tournament. Those 16 will be headed to the Palace of Auburn Hills March 1-2 for the individual finals, trying to bring back a state championship.
That is a quote from Christina Beckman, 20, of Greenville. She introduced President Obama as he spoke recently at the University of Michigan. “This was a dream come true and something I’ll never forget! It’s one of the best days of my life and I’ll be talking about it forever.”
Each year, Greenville’s Danish Festival celebrates the area’s rich Danish heritage. This year’s event will also celebrate local artistic talents with the new Art at the Green contest. Art at the Green, sponsored by Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep, will have artists display their work at selected venues throughout Greenville from Aug. 4-31, including the 48th annual Danish Festival, which is Aug. 16-19.