A Montcalm County judge ruled Thursday that the late Blanche Ash’s estate taxes must be paid from the late Stanley Ash’s qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust — but the legal battle is far from over. Probate Judge Charles Simon III ruled that the co-trustees of the QTIP trust — the Ashes’ daughter, Jennifer Ash of Connecticut, and Dale Kris — must pay Blanche Ash’s estate taxes by May 24. The estate taxes total more than $4.3 million.
With two runners on, no outs and the top of the order up the Greenville Yellow Jackets liked their chances to score the tying or even game-winning runs. Unfortunately, Northview pitcher Brian Killinger settled down and the defense, as they had all night, made plays to hold on for a 3-1 win over the Yellow Jackets on Thursday.
The final game of the O-K Blue Conference season for the Belding Redskins baseball team was one they want to forget as soon as possible. Fortunately for them, they play two games today. The Redskins were downed by the Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Huskies 17-6 Thursday, as the Huskies swept a three-game series.
Middle-school Spanish students took a lunch trip to El Rancho’s after studying the language and culture of Mexico. The idea behind the visit was for the students to interact with El Rancho employees in Spanish, including ordering in Spanish.
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Belding Area Schools sent a letter home with students Thursday to warn of a local man who may be trying to coerce young females to meet with him.
According to a letter from High School Principal Brett Zuver, a Belding-area man may be targeting middle- and high-school females through Facebook and other social media websites.
Spectrum Health United Lifestyles received a grant to operate its Rural FitKids Program, which will begin in August. On May 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will distribute more than $10.4 million in grants to rural health providers in the nation.
Wins or losses do not always indicate improvement. The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls tennis team may be struggling to string together wins, but they have shown constant improvement this year.
The goal beginning the season for the Central Montcalm was to make the team state finals. That goal is still very much attainable as the Hornet golfers continue to improve on the course.
After voters approved a bond earlier this month, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis said it’s time to fulfill the school’s promise to the community. “What happens next is that we have to start planning for the construction that we promised,” said Ellis at Monday night’s school board meeting. “We like to really have stuff done as quickly as possible.”