No one understands the emotional balancing act a mother goes through when she has a son or daughter serving overseas with the military better than someone who has been in the same situation herself. For some, it represents the first time a child has been living away from home. Couple that with the very real possibility of danger in combat and it creates a recipe for angst, at best.
To promote reading, especially at a young age, a Little Free Library has been built in Greenville for children to enjoy. Baldwin Heights Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President Ann Harvey said the idea of a Little Free Library came from Literacy Intervention Specialist Sarah Shoemaker at Baldwin Heights, who asked the PTO to help fund the project.
Residents in the city of Greenville will have to find a new option to dispose of their yard waste. As of July 15, the city will no longer be picking up leaves, brush and grass clippings from the curbside.
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This year’s Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction was a huge success, ringing in more than $21,000 than last year. Thursday night’s auction totaled about $216,495.20, which is $21,327.09 more than last year’s auction. A total of 380 animals were sold, weighing a total of 81,962.5 pounds.
It all started with a crush on a boy. He was different, says Theresa Flores. “He was sweet, very suave,” she says.
The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education passed a “positive” budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The board held a special meeting on Monday to approve the proposed budget presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gilchrist.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, June 28, 2013.
School may be out for the summer, but that isn’t stopping a group of students in Belding from sharpening their writing skills as they attempt to author a book of their very own. The Lakers Writers Group, out of Grand Valley State University, has been hosting the annual Lakers Writers Camp at Belding Middle School again this year, where students in third through sixth grade have been working to write their own story by summer’s end.
The forecast originally called for scattered thunderstorms, but families couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable day Wednesday as hundreds of children scattered throughout the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds during the annual Kids Day event. Jumping from ride to ride at the midway, feeding animals at the petting zoo or waiting patiently to get one’s face painted, the fairgrounds were full of children and adults on a day that Kids Day Coordinator Shari Potter said couldn’t have gone better.