A convicted sex offender and alleged armed robber has been apprehended more than a month after allegedly stealing a car and turning it into a meth lab. Stephen Michael Matthews II, 27, of Greenville, was arraigned Monday in 64B District Court in Stanton. He is charged with two felonies — operating/maintaining a meth lab and failure to comply with sex offender reporting duties.
The top 10 teams in the Associated Press high school football poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 10 points for a first-place vote, 9 for second, etc. The Michigan High School Athletic Association has determined playoff qualifiers in eight divisions based on enrollment. The divisions in this poll are unofficial.
Read funeral notices for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
For every pass there was a takeaway. For every shot there was a save. That was the story of the Division 3 district soccer game between the Belding Redskins and Comstock Park Panthers on Monday night. For more than 44 minutes, the score was knotted at zero and the Redskins had upset on their minds.
Central Montcalm’s volleyball team couldn’t seem to find a way to beat the Clare Eagles Saturday. The Green Hornets lost twice to the Eagles at Central’s volleyball tournament, with the second coming in the semifinals 25-14, 17-25, 15-12.
A body was located inside a building after a barn fire early this morning just south of the village of Sheridan. The Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to the fire at 2:34 a.m. to 6681 S. Sheridan Road (M-66) north of Sessions Road.
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education members are questioning the timing and cost of a restroom addition to the south pod of Carson City Elementary School. The issue arose at Monday night’s school board meeting. The school board originally approved $150,000 for a small renovation to the elementary school’s south pod. However, Tony Leininger, owner of CARMI Design Group in Edwardsburg which arranged the bidding process, came to the board with bids more than $260,000.
Carson City-Crystal Middle School/High School has been a cool place to learn lately — and not in a good way. Superintendent Kevin Murphy informed school board members at Monday night’s meeting that heat problems recently arose during a conversion project from steam to hot water in the two buildings. There is currently no heat in either building. Murphy hopes the issue will be resolved by Oct. 22.
Isaac Raih wasn’t in a children’s museum Sunday afternoon, at least not in his mind. The 7-year-old from Greenville, seated firmly in the cockpit of a Cessna 150 airplane on the second floor of the Belrockton Museum in Belding, believed he was on an active runway, flipping switches and turning knobs as he prepared himself for takeoff.
Byron and Dolores (Dee) Cook have always had a passion for music and the performing arts, and that passion was something they shared together when they first met as students at Michigan State University. Byron marched as a member of the Spartan Marching Band and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MSU, while Dolores earned a degree in television and communication and later went on to serve for 16 years as a member of the MSU Board of Trustees.