Children who are part of low-income or even homeless families continue to make up a sizable portion of the population in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Local school officials are continuing to step up to the challenge, as they have in years past.
The cause is unknown after an early-morning fire destroyed a log cabin in Sidney Township. Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire just after 5:30 a.m. on the corn of Ferris and Wise Roads.
The cold wind and rain didn’t cool or dampen the excitement of seven Greenville Middle School students who participated in the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games this past weekend. Greenville Middle School staff member Amy Gunderson said some events were held inside of Central Michigan University’s indoor track complex.
The Peterman family has had some dark moments over the past three and a half years, but they never stopped believing they were fighting for the right cause. The Edmore family of five was vindicated Wednesday when a jury found Branden Peterman had not misrepresented himself on a disability insurance policy application — a claim Auto Owners Insurance had alleged.
More no-parking signs are going to be placed throughout Greenville, making roads more accessible and safe. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council approved multiple items on the agenda regarding parking within the city. Traffic-control orders establishing no-parking signs were approved for some streets after the city received complaints.
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Debra Young, like many who participate each year in Montcalm County’s Relay for Life, knows what it’s like to live with the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnoses. About 20 years ago, her husband, Marc Young, received the bad news from his doctor. Twenty years later, Marc is still going strong and cancer free. Beating the illness wasn’t enough for the Youngs, however. Debra wanted to do what she could to raise both money and awareness with regard to cancer. She does that these days by participating in Relay for Life.
After making a request last week to step down as superintendent of Belding Area Schools, members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Leslie Mount’s request to transfer administrative roles from superintendent to assistant high school principal Tuesday evening. Negotiating with the school board, Mount accepted the transfer on agreement that a reduction in the annual salary of the assistant principal position from $80,000 per year to $70,000 per year take place. Mount previously earned $113,000 per year serving as superintendent.
The Greenville City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night regarding 68 properties to be rezoned from general industrial to single- and two-family residential (R-2). The public hearing took place after concerns were brought to the Greenville Planning Commission regarding issues homeowners were having with their property being zoned general industrial in the neighborhood near the former Electrolux plant.
The Peterman family’s life was forever changed on Dec. 12, 2008. On that day, Branden Peterman, then 34 years old, was crushed by a tree in a logging accident and immediately paralyzed from the waist down. His wife, Carrie, had just given birth to their third child four days earlier.