A dinner designated to helping the hungry had a good turnout for its first in what is planned to be an annual event. Monday’s Empty Bowl Dinner is a project where elementary through high school students teamed up to help raise money for the local Ecumenical Food Pantry located at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville.
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Ladies from the area are getting together and donning their prom, bridesmaid and wedding duds to raise money for a great cause.
The inaugural Mom Prom is from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Brickyard Bar & Grill in Stanton Saturday, April 28. The event benefits juvenile diabetes.
I recently read the book, “Bringing up Bèbè,” by Pamela Druckerman. The book is the latest in the genre of multicultural parenting. This seems to be the answer to everyone’s parenting problems: Find a culture, glean the good and move on to the next part of the world.
On March 28, Lora Hodges watched the tail lights of the bus carrying her son fade into the distance. Zachary Perrin was headed for Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and from there to Morocco to serve with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS New York, sister ship to the USS Iwo Jima. The two ships are deployed in tandem. Fast forward two weeks to April 11.
An 18-year-old Greenville man was arrested early Monday morning after being denied access to the Reno Bar. A Greenville Department of Public Safety officer was on patrol around 12:30 a.m. when he observed two people engaged in a verbal altercation while standing in front of the Reno Bar at 201 S. Lafayette St.
Montcalm County commissioners are honoring one of their own. Carl Paepke died last Wednesday at his Pierson home after fighting lung cancer. He was 86 years old.
A Michigan law that had been in effect since 1977 was officially repealed earlier this month, directly impacting motorcyclists across the state. On April 12, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially signed a bill that removed the requirement of wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Michigan becomes the 31st state to adapt such a law, and that law came with much bi-partisan support from the house and senate floors, including the vote of State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes.
Information regarding the cause of Monday’s cell and landline phone outages in Ionia and Montcalm counties was still somewhat sketchy Tuesday morning, though representatives from Verizon say the problem was caused by a severed fiber optic cable in Grattan Township. Phone service for hundreds of customers in the Greenville and Belding areas went down around 4 p.m. Monday and was not restored until approximately 11 p.m. The disruption affected Central Dispatch services in Montcalm and Ionia counties. According to Nancy Rodriguez, administrative assistant at Ionia Central Dispatch, the outages hampered the organization’s ability to respond to emergency situations.
The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education unanimously approved a contract for a new superintendent. During Monday’s regular meeting, the board voted 7-0 to approve a two-year contract with an annual salary of $115,000 for Kristi Teall, who will start on July 1, following the retirement of the current superintendent, Jake Helms.