On Dec. 11, local shoppers were left scratching their heads as to why not a single can of corn seemed to be stocked in any local grocery store throughout the Belding community. As it turns out, it wasn’t a shipping error, but rather the result of Belding High School students who visited every store and purchased each and every can available for the school’s annual food drive that day. It was a weeklong effort that resulted in 5,895 collected items that were delivered to the Belding Food Pantry at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
A year-long search for work had turned up zero opportunities for Rodney Brown, who lost his job in maintenance with United Solar Ovonic when the Greenville company shut down.
The Christmas season is a time for gift giving and generosity. Greenville resident, Debra Young donates her time and resources at Christmas and throughout the rest of the year as an ongoing show of thanks for the kindness she was shown.
Read funeral notices for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
As a freshman, walking through the doors of Belding High School for the very first time, the pressures of the entire world weighed on the shoulders of Aleksandr Silva. Surrounded by hundreds of students he did not know, facing immediate intimidation from upperclassmen and hours of stressful homework, Silva was in a new, unfamiliar world and unsure of how to get a firm grasp on the pressures he was facing.
Backers of a proposed economic development millage spoke of the good that would come of enacting Michigan’s Public Act 88 to levy 0.1 of a mill countywide to fund a partnership between the Montcalm Alliance and The Right Place.
Funeral notices for Friday, December 20, 2013
There are a million places the thoughts in a teenager’s mind can go when faced with adversity, but there isn’t always a place for the teen to turn. As part of a growing and expanding Yellow Ribbon program at schools throughout Montcalm County, students and staff are working hard to offer those struggling with thoughts of self harm or suicide a place to look to.
It’s an ideal match. After learning in November the cancer she had been in remission from the past year had returned, the hunt for a bone marrow donor for 10-year-old Bree Town was underway. The Greenville student’s elementary school, Baldwin Heights, led the search by hosting a bone marrow drive earlier this month.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013