Greenville Public Schools is looking to hire early elementary teachers to cut down on class size. The three to five additional teachers will allow the school’s staff to meet the needs of the students, according to Kori Crawford of the school’s Human Resources Department.
Belding’s track teams were the host for the O-K Blue Conference track meet Friday, but the stars were Sparta and Cedar Springs. The Spartans were the top boys team in the conference while the Red Hawk girls were tops on their side.
It was an impressive performance for the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team on Friday night at Lowell High School. In addition to winning their first conference title since 1992 (the Seaway Conference) the Yellow Jackets had eight individuals earn all-conference honors.
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Efforts to build an addition to the Crystal Township Fire Department barn on Smith Street can finally make some headway – as long as township voters allow it to happen.
The lone applicant for the position of Crystal Township Wastewater Facility administrator has officially been handed the job. Scott Brundage was unanimously hired by the Crystal Township Board at Wednesday night’s meeting.
Six fire departments responded to a fully involved fire at a barn that housed dairy cattle late Friday morning. The Maple Valley Township Fire Department was called to 477 Marble Road at 11:25 a.m. with a report that the roof of the barn was on fire.
Last month, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted 4-3 to approve nearly $1.5 million in budget cuts. Superintendent Jake Helms estimates another $4,000 or $5,000 still needs to be cut. The district has lost 10 to 24 students per year in the last four years and is expected to see a similar or greater decline in enrollment for 2012-2013 year, according to Helms.
The Montcalm Area Career Center will receive a $1,000 worth of donations for its welding program.
Perry Hill, a Montcalm Community College welding student, and Lincoln Electric Co. is donating welding jackets to the program, according to Paula Fortino, associate superintendent for Career Technical Education and the principal of the Montcalm Area Career Center.
Weekly farm and flea markets stimulate local economies by attracting visitors to shop for homegrown products. They offer a place to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, soaps, jellies, baked goods, antiques and crafts from local crafters and family-owned farms.