The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Stephen Shoen of Stanton as a new trustee. Shoen is replacing Richard Ellafrits of Greenville, who resigned in March. Shoen will fill Ellafrits’ term until November where Shoen can run for the remaining term time.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Greenvillle’s baseball team couldn’t find much offense against East Grand Rapids Tuesday, and coach Mike Rasmussen knew it. “We didn’t have many hits (Tuesday),” Rasmussen said. “We put the ball in play, but didn’t have a lot of hits to show for it.”
The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) assisted the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post with an investigation into a methamphetamine lab located in Pewamo. Troopers were acting on a tip they had received regarding the manufacture of meth at the home.
April 22 begins National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to honor crime victims and our nation’s progress in advancing their rights. This year’s theme “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim” celebrates the vision behind that progress and the ideal of serving all victims of crime.
There was no shortness of wind Monday for a set of pinwheels planted by students at the Seiter Education Service Center to spin wildly for a greater cause. With winds reaching between 30 and 40 mph, bringing down tree branches and power lines throughout the area, about a dozen students placed more than 20 plastic pinwheels in the front lawn of the school. The pinwheels were provided by the We Care for Kids Council and were placed in the ground to bring awareness to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.
A Howard City woman pleaded no contest Friday to drunken driving last summer, causing the death of an 8-year-old boy. Stacy Rosset, 37, pleaded no contest in Kent County Circuit Court to operating under the influence of liquor causing death. Rosset likely will be sentenced to from two to 15 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. A second charge of operating under the influence of liquor causing injury will be dismissed in exchange for her plea.
Local shipwrecks will take center stage this month, marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. On Wednesday, Michigan shipwreck hunter and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame Valerie van Heest will present a program called “Lost & Found: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan” at Carson City Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 17, 2012
With a quiver in his voice and a tear in his eye, Belding Middle School janitor Wayne Addis thanked the Belding Area Schools (BAS) Board of Education last night for giving him the “opportunity of making my dream come true in employing me as a custodian at Belding Area Schools for a very happy period in my life.” That happy period will now come to an end after school board members voted unanimously 6-0 to approve the privatization of the school district’s janitorial staff Monday night in front of a crowd filled with protesters and concerned members of the community.