Beatles music played in the background and a bountiful tiered tower of treats and tea set the scene of a traditional English tea party, which represented the theme of One Book One County 2012. As guests entered Wednesday’s opening kickoff event at the M-TEC on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville Campus they saw lovely tables dressed with linens and teatime accoutrements. Flags representing Great Britain and Pakistan decorated the walls with traditional English art carefully placed around the room. All were set up to keep the guests guessing what this year’s book will be. This year the book is “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson.
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Members of Belding City Council officially adopted a balanced budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year during Tuesday night’s Belding City Council meeting. After being first proposed in April and having gone through several revisions, the final version of the budget was presented to council members by City Manager Randy DeBruine Tuesday night and voted through by council members with a 5-0 vote.
Members of this small community are banding together to help a young family after their home and all their belongings were destroyed in an electrical fire. The Hubbardston Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 607 N. Washington St. in Hubbardston around 5:30 p.m. May 9. The Carson City Fire Department assisted.
Police are looking for someone who broke into and vandalized a vacant house, leaving a Michigan State University baseball cap behind. Michigan State Police Trooper James Yeager responded to a malicious destruction of property complaint in the 11000 block of Jessup Road.
It is graduation season, and graduation days are time markers in our lives. The seasonal term for graduation is commencement, meaning a beginning. But it’s no less important to understand that it is also a time of conclusion, an ending.
A Howard City auto repair shop was destroyed in a fire Tuesday afternoon. The Howard City Fire Department responded to Mot’s Motors at 20021 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) north of Howard City shortly before 5 p.m. According to Fire Chief Randy Heckman, the owner of the store was doing grind work in the back of the building, then went up front to help a customer.
A $15 million road construction project on U.S. 131 is well under way. The Michigan Department of Transportation is resurfacing 12 miles of U.S. 131 from Cannonsville Road north to M-46. Traffic is being maintained on U.S. 131 at all times using crossovers, which were constructed last year.
Residents in Greenville will see new no-parking signs on local streets around Spectrum Health United Hospital.
During the Greenville’s regular scheduled meeting Tuesday night, the council approved to have no-parking signs placed on streets around United Hospital to address safety concerns.
The 8th Judicial Circuit Court’s drug court is going strong in Ionia and Montcalm counties. Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger obtained a $20,000 one-year planning grant from the Michigan Supreme Court in the fall of 2010. The grant allowed Kreeger to hire Kristi Jeffrey to coordinate drug court. When the grant ex-pired, Jeffrey continued to donate her time.