Belding Middle School was rocking away Wednesday afternoon to the theme of healthier lifestyles when “rock star nutritionist” Jill Jayne performed a one-hour show dedicated to nutrition education. Students were up and out of the bleachers in the school gymnasium as Jayne had students dancing and singing to songs about healthier eating habits in a rock ’n’ roll approach to communicating a healthier message.
The Montcalm Township Board has hired a new trustee to fill a position until the Nov. 6 election. Ron Price was appointed to the trustee position during the township board’s regular meeting on April 18.
Montabella Community Schools will host a current drug trends presentation at 6 p.m. May 8 at the junior/senior high gymnasium. The presentation will take place before the band concerts.
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A possible ride-share or carpooling parking lot is in the works with the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee. During the committee’s quarterly meeting Wednesday night at the Courtland Township Hall, Montcalm County Commissioner Tom Lindeman of Greenville discussed the possibility of having ride-share parking at the Meijer store in Greenville.
A new counseling program will be offered to Greenville Middle School students to target issues at that age group. After receiving a grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation, Greenville Middle School was able to team up with Community Hope Christian Counseling and Mental Health Center in Greenville to offer programs such as substance abuse prevention.
The dangers of synthetic drug use are being discussed by more and more people. We need to keep talking about it. A Greenville High School student was brought to the hospital last Thursday morning after he became ill from smoking marijuana laced with either “K2” or “Spice,” both types of synthetic drugs commonly known as herbal incense.
United Solar Ovonic (USO) has a major influence on Montcalm County’s taxable value this year — but the numbers are misleading. Montcalm County entered into a shared services agreement with the Kent County Equalization Department in March.
Belding softball coach Mikayla Linebaugh was happy to get a split of a doubleheader, which wouldn’t normally be the case. But her Redskins handed the Coopersville Broncos their first O-K Blue Conference loss of the season Tuesday in the second game of the doubleheader 8-7 after losing the first game 8-3.
Read a brief report for the April 11, Montcalm Township board meeting