It was on a whim that Audrey Frank opted to compete in the Miss Danish Festival pageant last August. She won that title, earning the right to compete in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant and perhaps proceed to the Miss America Scholarship pageant. Following a send-off celebration last Friday at Greenville Area Community Center, Frank, 20, of Greenville, will leave Sunday for Muskegon for rehearsals, public appearances, photos and autograph sessions prior to two evenings of preliminary rounds and Saturday evening’s final round of competition among the 31 contestants vying for the title of Miss Michigan.
For those looking to buy a home in the city limits of Belding, a fair amount of relief may now be able to come your way. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, members of Belding City Council voted unanimously to approve housing program guidelines from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) Homebuyer Purchase Rehabilitation Program.
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A man is in custody after crashing a vehicle into the front of a building earlier this morning. Ionia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident at 5999 N. State Road at 3:24 a.m.
Alan Steven Phelps turned himself in late Wednesday afternoon to the Michigan State Police 6th District Fugitive Team. Phelps, 35, of Morley, was wanted on a five-count felony warrant out of Mecosta County for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.
The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Commission unanimously approved a bid Tuesday from a local company to publish the next edition of Discover Montcalm. Stafford Media Solutions in Greenville, which owns and publishes The Daily News, will publish the local tourism magazine set to be released in December.
Children who are part of low-income or even homeless families continue to make up a sizable portion of the population in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Local school officials are continuing to step up to the challenge, as they have in years past.
The cause is unknown after an early-morning fire destroyed a log cabin in Sidney Township. Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire just after 5:30 a.m. on the corn of Ferris and Wise Roads.
The cold wind and rain didn’t cool or dampen the excitement of seven Greenville Middle School students who participated in the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games this past weekend. Greenville Middle School staff member Amy Gunderson said some events were held inside of Central Michigan University’s indoor track complex.
The Peterman family has had some dark moments over the past three and a half years, but they never stopped believing they were fighting for the right cause. The Edmore family of five was vindicated Wednesday when a jury found Branden Peterman had not misrepresented himself on a disability insurance policy application — a claim Auto Owners Insurance had alleged.