Both Montcalm and Ionia counties received improved rankings this year through the annual County Health Rankings results, which were recently released. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published the annual rankings.
Jake Stewart had a pretty good debut in professional baseball Thursday night. The ninth-round pick of the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 draft was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 7-6 win over the Dayton Dragons in the Midwest League season opener.
Read funeral notices for Friday, April 5, 2013.
The Mount Pleasant Midget Hockey team is the 2012-2013 ADRAY State Champions.
A group of about 75 people consisting mainly of family and close friends showed their support at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a young girl clinging to life.
Read funeral notices for Thursday, April 4, 2013.
With warmer weather tends to comes more plentiful outdoor activities to enjoy, and disc golfing is no exception. And it will only be a matter of weeks now before residents of Belding and avid disc golfers from across the state will be able to enjoy a new nine-hole course at Lightning Bend Park after members of Belding City Council voted unanimously 5-0 on Tuesday evening to approve the construction of SMASH Park.
The “Take Back the Night” event was held to highlight the fact that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Greenville’s assistant city manager will be taking on a new role as manager of Plainfield Township. Cameron Van Wyngarden announced Tuesday during the Greenville City Council meeting he accepted the position after reaching a contract agreement Monday night with the Plainfield Township Board.
If you are following the news about education legislation, you have no doubt heard about EAA. EAA stands for Education Achievement Authority. It began as a partnership between Eastern Michigan University and the Detroit schools as a means of implementing legislation to help improve schools that have been identified as failing students. The stated mission is: To transform traditional public schooling and provide a prototype for 21st century teaching and learning.