“If my parting has left a void / Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss / Oh yes, these things, I, too, will miss.” In November 1999, these words appeared on the memorial card at the funeral of Mary Lou Hornbrook. More than a decade later, they still ring true to those who knew her well. The pebbles Mary Lou tossed into the waters of Greenville’s social scene continue to create ripples all these years after her death.
Read the minutes of the Aug. 20 Bloomer Township Board meeting.
Two teachers from China have arrived in Greenville and are preparing their lesson plans for the start of the school year Tuesday. Zu Shule, 32, of the province of Shanxi in the city of Shuozhou, arrived in Greenville on Aug. 3. She will be teaching Mandarin Chinese to middle and high school students. Li Xin, 31, of the province Yunnan in the city of Kunming, arrived Aug. 12. She will be teaching math in Chinese to kindergardeners at Walnut Hills Elementary School for half of each day.
Kevin Murphy has been at his new job for eight weeks now. The new Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent is settled in. He is the former superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools, about 100 miles north of Carson City. “We (he, his wife, Mary, and their three children — freshman Kennedy, sixth-grader Jackson and second-grader Taylor) moved into the area about a month ago,” Murphy said. “It’s very important for us to get in the area and get settled so the kids are ready for school.
Chippewa Hills had the energy. Central Montcalm did not. The end result was a three set victory for the Warriors over the Green Hornets in the first CSAA volleyball match of the year on Tuesday.
The 34th annual Trufant Jubilee will take place this weekend in honor of a longtime Montcalm County commissioner. “This year our Jubilee is dedicated to Carl Paepke,” said festival organizer Virginia Christensen. Paepke of Pierson died April 18 at the age of 86. He was the District 5 commissioner for Montcalm County.
The Redskins swept the “other” Redskins in an Ionia County battle Tuesday night. 25-10, 25-13, 25-16. Hannah Linebaugh had seven kills to lead Belding…
When it comes to local law enforcement, we think Greenville has the best. Especially under the watch of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak. But we wanted to register our disappointment that more couldn’t have been done to make the sole local bid on the department’s newest police cruiser work.
Read the funeral notices for Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
Ellis Elementary School has seen some major changes since April when new walls were put up and old ones were torn down. On Monday, staff, students and parents stood in awe as they toured the new facilities during the school’s official open house.