The tragic events in Newtown, Conn., have had a sobering effect on all of us. Like many others, it has caused me to ask what is happening in our great country that seems to be accelerating the frequency and horror of such events.
The tragic shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 has left many schools nationwide reviewing their own safety policies — including Lakeview. Officials from the Lakeview Police Department, Lakeview Community Schools and the village of Lakeview have been in talks to review current emergency plans and procedures and to explore additional security measures in the Lakeview school district.
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Grease is believed to be the cause of a fire that left a resident’s home destroyed on Christmas Day. Lakeview District Fire Department was dispatched to the home on Niles Street at about 6:17 p.m. on Dec. 25.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets have already faced a couple of quality basketball teams this season. Tonight, Greenville may see its most talented team yet, when they face Grand Rapids Catholic Central as part of the Cougars boys basketball Holiday Tournament.
A pair of local teams will be heading to Shepherd today to participate in a holiday basketball tournament. Montabella and Carson City-Crystal will be busy today, as they are set to play in the Shepherd Holiday Tournament. The Eagles will take on Ithaca at noon, while the Mustangs will face the South Grand Rapids Homeschoolers at 2 p.m.
The Medication Disposal Coalition of Montcalm County (MDCMC) was formally created in January 2011 and recently joined Drug Free Montcalm (DFM). In the past, the MDCMC coordinated Medication Drop-off Days with local law enforcement throughout our county. Due to Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations, law enforcement had to obtain permission to accept legal controlled substances (which include narcotics) at the disposal events. In recent years, the DEA began to grant permission for medication drop-boxes to be placed in law enforcement agencies. Our local law enforcement encouraged the MDCMC to find a way to obtain these boxes, as they provide a much more convenient and accessible disposal method for the public.
For Marie Brodock, Christmas Eve was sometimes a day spent alone as her children spent the day with their father. But for the past several years, that festive day that so many spend with family hasn’t seemed so lonely for the Greenville resident as she travels a few miles south to Bridge Street Cafe in Belding.
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The Ionia Conservation District would like to congratulate Richard and Beverly Divelbiss of R&B Farm in Hubbardston, on receiving verification under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) for livestock practices.