After a nearly six-month search and 20 candidates, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education has selected Kevin Murphy to lead the district. Murphy, 42, is currently the superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools, about 100 miles north of Carson City. He will replace Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis, who has been serving as superintendent since Bob Swanson retired last summer. The school board was guided in the hiring process by Karl Hartman of North Pointe Group
Hundreds of elementary students waved flags and sang patriotic songs during the 33rd annual “We Love America Parade” at Central Montcalm High School Friday morning.
When Sandy Enness began whipping herself back into shape at age 52, a whipping is exactly what it felt like. It had been 21 years since the former marathoner had donned a pair of running shoes and, in her own words, she was “far out of shape.”
In a time when a “happy birthday” can be sent instantly, via cell phone or on Facebook, two long-standing friends continue to stick to the old fashion way by sending a card. Interestingly, it has been one card that has been sent back and forth for the past 40 years.
With tears slowly forming in his eyes on one of the proudest days he can remember, Al Guilfoyle strummed on his ukelele while singing a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as his son Bradley Guilfoyle, now a graduate of the Seiter Education Center, sat in the audience. At 26 years of age, Bradley, who is autistic, spent his final day at the school after graduating Friday from the center’s transition planning program, which is designed to guide young people with disabilities into areas of employment, post-secondary training, adult living, and community participation.
Last week the United States announced it is imposing tariffs of more than 31 percent on solar panels coming from China. It’s about time.
Picturing a large Army truck rumbling down the highway from Pontiac to ports on the eastern seaboard doesn’t typically evoke the image of a petite woman as its driver, but that was the case with Joan Eddy. Eddy is a resident of Green Acres Retirement Living in Greenville where she is part of a pilot program in conjunction with Greenville High School, an opportunity for students like Sarah Ritz to enjoy and learn more of people from other generations.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s divers recovered the body of a missing teenager in Clifford Lake shortly before midnight last night. The 16-year-old boy is from St. Johns and was visiting his grandparents at their cottage, according to Montcalm County Undersheriff Mark Bellinger.
After a 16-year-old boy did not return home Friday night, emergency crews began to search Clifford Lake and the surrounding areas.
After placing as first runner-up two years in a row, Haylee Kimball wanted to try for Sheridan Springfest queen one more time, and talked her best friend Alexis Brown into competing too. The pair were both crowned in last night’s pageant. The duo vied for the top title while Gracey Vandenburg ran for princess and Dana Langin for junior princess.