A family of six is resting peacefully at a nearby friend’s home today after firefighters successfully contained and extinguished a fire in the basement of their Trufant home. Melissa Portell and her husband, Jeremy Portell, along with their four children, were home at their residence at 115 W. First St. when Melissa discovered a fire in the basement.
The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees took the next step toward ensuring the Early College program will move forward. During the board’s meeting on Monday, trustees approved the Early College consortium agreement, which commits MCC to being a part of the program.
Beginning this fall, students at Belding Area Schools will have to adjust to a change in scheduling as the district returns to a curriculum designed around semester scheduling, as it dismisses the current trimester format. Members of the Belding Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to approve a request that will take effect at the start of the 2013-14 school year to disband the current trimester format, which has been in effect in Belding since the 2006-07 school year.
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The Carson City-Crystal Eagles just keep winning. Playing on Saturday, the Eagles won their 12th consecutive game. It was easily its biggest win of the year and more than likely one of its biggest wins in school history.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team is just one win away from clinching an outright O-K Bronze championship. Friday’s win at Cedar Springs gave the Yellow Jackets at least a share of the title. Not to be selfish, but the Yellow Jackets want that title for themselves and no one else. All Greenville needs to do is defeat Forest Hills Central tonight at home.
Vestaburg 59, Montabella 52: The Wolverines won a makeup MSAC game on Monday at Montabella. Down by two to start the third quarter, the Wolverines outscored the Mustangs 22-13 in the final quarter…
Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge is offering the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education a partnership similar to the one Carson Health has to boost security in the school district. During roundtable discussion at the annual board meeting on Jan. 11, Partridge informed board members about the cost.
Running through the hallways, her laughter echoing off the walls as she and other children played joyfully with their imaginations running wild, nine-year-old Bree Town’s smile reached from ear to ear Saturday as she played with friends the way every young child her age so deserves. But not long ago, Bree’s innocent freedom of playing in the hallways had been stripped from her as she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) last year.
The Greenville High School ski team put their talents to good use to help teach younger students how to ski.
Every Wednesday in January, the ski team — comprised of about nine high-school students — would take time to teach Greenville’s elementary and middle school students the techniques of skiing.