For seven Carson City-area children, playing with Lego blocks became more than just play. They built Lego-based robots for a competition at Michigan State University (MSU).
Toys for Tots will host a second toy distribution for Montcalm County children in need. There is still time if you know a child that didn’t receive toys from the first toy distribution on Saturday and did not receive toys from the Lions Club distribution.
Today is my grandson, Louie’s, birthday. He is six. It is also the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. I watched the news tonight. They were honoring 120 of the men who survived Pearl Harbor. It made me think of how that history is going fast. Those survivors are in their late eighties. How will this history stay alive? How will little Louie know what it is all about? It will stay alive because we will remember and we will pass it on. It is our familial and civic duty.
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Special to The Daily News BELDING — Several members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Chamber staff member Jody Paulsen recently participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new business venture in Grattan called Cricket’s Crop Shop. The shop, owned by Dianna Force, opened in June to serve scrapbook enthusiasts. “I [...]
Stanley and Blanche Ash strongly believed in the Montcalm Community College and Greenville Area Community foundations during their lifetimes.
Both foundations will benefit after the couple’s deaths — Stanley in 2004 and Blanche earlier this fall.
Montcalm County has seen its share of crime — violent and petty — this year. All summer, reports of break-ins came pouring in. Some occurred while people were inside sleeping.
November was one of the most violent for Greenville in recent memory. Huntington Bank downtown was robbed at gunpoint on Nov. 9, a Grand Rapids man got shot at the Flat River Inn & Suites on Nov. 12 and a robber made off with a handful of stolen merchandise from Huch’s Fine Jewelry on Nov. 29.
Christmas came early for students who lack a computer to finish school work outside of school hours. Members of the Electronics Club at Montcalm Community College (MCC) were searching for a way to give back to the community this fall. They decided the best way was to refurbish computers for homeless students.
A businessman has agreed to follow the local zoning ordinance after the Reynolds Township Board brought him to court. John Powell owns Powell’s Excavating & Septic on the north and south sides of M-82 just west of Howard City.
Ben Wickerham, who now works out of Flushing, Michigan, has been named the new regional representative for Michigan’s Pheasants Forever. A native of Sheridan, Wickerham earned a B.S. in Zoology at Michigan State University. And, although he will work out of his Flushing office, his roots remain deep in the Montcalm County area. For example, his father, Jay Wickerham, was a founding father of the Montcalm County Pheasants Forever chapter, one of the oldest chapters in the state.