A Carson City couple is facing major prison time after asking a former classmate to purchase a methamphetamine-related item at a local Kmart. Amanda Bouwkamp, 29, and Branden Lee Carman, 25, were arraigned April 26 in 65B District Court in Ithaca. They are each charged with operating or maintaining a lab involving meth — a felony with a possible 20-year prison sentence.
Curt Read is returning to Ionia and running for sheriff of Ionia County. Read has served his country around the world. He is a retired colonel from the U.S. Army, served as a deputy sheriff and was most recently a federal special agent. He will be residing on the family farm near Palo where he grew up.
A plan to redo 14 planter beds throughout downtown Greenville has taken a different path after lack of help and the condition of the beds. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) planned to team up with students from the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) to make over the planter beds that have not been redone since they were created 10 years ago.
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A proposal to allow a limited exception for 19-year-old students to play high school sports has the support of a few local athletic directors. Brian Zdanowski from Greenville, Joel Wilker from Belding and Larry Farmer from Carson City-Crystal support a proposal that was passed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) on Monday.
The Belding softball team didn’t have an easy time with the Comstock Park Paanthers, and coach Mikayla Linebaugh knew it. “Good team,” Linebaugh said of the Panthers.
During a “Living Wax Museum” project at Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville on Monday morning, organized by fifth grade teacher Jean Stevens, students recounted the lives and characters of a variety of individuals from the past representing the United States.
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The rain and slick conditions did not affect the play of the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls soccer team. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a quick lead and ended the game early with a 9-1 non conference mercy over the Grand Rapids Union Red Hawks on Monday night at home.
Talent and hard work has paid off for a group of Greenville basketball players this year. Austin Somerfield, Chris Mickey, Torrey Davis and Aaron Crebessa all have committed to play college basketball next year.