It takes a community, and Belding has done it … that is, to recognize what we’re all about. It’s about our neighbors, our friends, and the people who help us in our hometown institutions. Last week the people of Belding showed the love and appreciation for a person who had served them for nearly 40 years. Library funds are precious and slim; and Betty Jenkins, who has served the library since her high school days, faced the loss of her job. An appreciating community stepped up to say no, we want you to stay.
A man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes three weeks after leading police on a high speed motorcycle chase through four counties. Andrew Kruczynski, 27, of Westland, was arraigned in 64A District Court in Ionia. He is charged with two counts of fleeing and eluding in the third degree and one count of fleeing and eluding in the fourth degree.
Montcalm County parks and pavilions officially opened for the season on Tuesday and will remain open until Oct. 31. Members of the Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee took their annual parks tour on Tuesday.
Fashion mavens from throughout the area will converge to see first-hand some of the season’s hottest looks, as well as to raise a little money for a very worthy cause at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. The free event also features a dessert reception following the show.
Enjoy an authentic, homemade Mexican dinner — and help a camp for disabled youths and adults at the same time. The St. Charles Knights of Columbus will host a taco dinner Tuesday to benefit Camp Wah Wah Tay See. The fourth annual dinner will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles Church, 505 S. Franklin St. in Greenville. The meal will be served in exchange for donations.
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A woman has been located after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that a female subject was possibly armed with a handgun and possibly barricaded in a pole barn Sunday afternoon.
A male subject who is believed to have created a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle has been located after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle fire Sunday night.
Interviews for a new Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in the CC-C Media Center. 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.
Last night I asked my husband if he wanted to go to the local play, “Dearly Beloved.” “It is supposed to be a hoot,” I told him. He didn’t doubt me. We have been going to local community theater since we moved here 40 years ago. I have to say I take it for granted. Good theater is a constant in our local area. I’ve been thinking about how fortunate we are to not only have good theater, but theater options. Most small communities are not as blessed.