Last night I asked my husband if he wanted to go to the local play, “Dearly Beloved.” “It is supposed to be a hoot,” I told him. He didn’t doubt me. We have been going to local community theater since we moved here 40 years ago. I have to say I take it for granted. Good theater is a constant in our local area. I’ve been thinking about how fortunate we are to not only have good theater, but theater options. Most small communities are not as blessed.
SIDNEY TOWNSHIP — A Stanton woman was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital on Friday afternoon after sustaining serious but nonlife-threatening injuries after a two-car crash on M-66, just north of Holland Lake Road. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview post are investigating the accident, which occurred at 2:05 p.m. when a vehicle traveling northbound on [...]
Voters will be asked two decide two proposals Tuesday for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district. Daniyel McAlvey and Holly Keiffer are co-chairwomen of the bond campaign, along with Nancy Seals who is assisting in raising community awareness about Tuesday’s vote. Their motto is “Strong Schools, Strong Communities.”
The days of reckoning and reconciling with fiscal reality have been coming at us in Michigan for several years now. Essentially, the story begins with the Big Three: automotive titans General Motors, Ford and Chrysler and their union counterparts. In their heyday, they ruled the world in automotive production. Their seemingly invincible auto sales profits led them to set standards in health care and retirement benefit standards in 1900s America.
The president of the village of Pierson will find out Tuesday whether he will be recalled by his own constituents or remain in office. In the meantime, Karl Van Haren has initiated his own recall effort against three of his own council members.
During a night of great anticipation, with 130 students eagerly awaiting to turn their tassel and claim their college degree in front of family and friends, Montcalm Community College (MCC) President Bob Ferrentino had one last message to deliver before declaring the hard working students as official graduates of MCC. “We all know it took a lot of hard work for you to get to this point tonight,” Ferrentino said addressing the students and crowd gathered within the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium Friday night.
Greenville’s baseball team was able to get back on the winning track after getting mercied Thursday. The Yellow Jackets won both ends of a doubleheader against Central Montcalm Friday, winning 12-0 in five innings and 9-3. “It was nice to see us bounce back offensively from a tough loss,” Greenville coach Mike Rasmussen said.
Greenville’s softball team found the perfect tonic to get into the win column. The Yellow Jackets beat the Central Montcalm Green Hornets in a doubleheader Friday, winning 17-6 and 10-9. In the first game, the Hornets (6-15) tagged Greenville pitcher Lexii Canterbury for six runs in the first inning. But that was all they got the rest of the game.
Yesterday I went to my second middle school track meet ever. I don’t remember track being an option when I was in seventh or eighth grade, but am so grateful it’s available for my kids today. I, of course, am my son’s biggest fan, paying close attention to his events and cheering loudly so he can hear. But it’s the last Greenville girl to cross the finish line in the 3200 meter – or two mile – that I’m silently cheering loudest for. That’s because I was that girl.
“All gave some — some gave all.” These words, etched deep into the polished wood of the veterans memorial at Lakeview High School, tell the story of the hundreds of young men and women who over the years have left this small, quintessentially American hometown to serve with the U.S. military at locations around the world. Among those who served during wartime, too many never made it home again.