The Greenville City Council has hired an appraiser regarding a recent appeal of assessments on behalf of United Solar Ovonic (USO). USO and its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices, both filed for bankruptcy on Feb. 14.
At first glance, the 2011 Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) results for our area may cause panic. But delve a little deeper into why the scoring system was changed, how numbers actually compare to past years and what our local schools do with these results. We went straight to the source and the information is more than encouraging.
After being offered the city manager position in Wayland, Greenville Assistant City Manager Cameron Van Wyngarden turned down the job. He said after careful consideration and sleepless nights, he decided to decline the offer he received.
A man is facing federal charges for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography in Montcalm County. Benjamin Charles Small is charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography — both felonies.
Starting next school year, students in Belding Area Schools will begin touching and tapping their way into classroom material. At a special Belding school board meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board approved purchasing 1,300 Apple iPads, putting one in the hand of every student and teacher in grades 6-12 beginning this autumn.
Ionia County Undersheriff Dale Miller of Odessa Township has announced his candidacy for sheriff. He seeks the Republican nomination in the Aug. 7 primary election and the Nov. 6 general election.
A bus driver for Belding Area Schools has returned to work after being temporarily suspended when a child was left on the bus. According to Superintendent Leslie Mount, Belding preschool students were dropped off at the Early Childhood Center at 1 p.m. Feb, 28. A female bus driver, who Mount declined to name, let the children off, did her normal check of the bus, walked throughout the bus and looked at all of the seats, but one child was under a seat and had fallen asleep.
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Michigan State Police Lakeview Post troopers arrested a Carson City man Monday on numerous larceny and drug charges. Troopers investigated the breaking and entering of a building in the Carson City area, where meth lab components were left behind. Information was developed on a suspect and his possible location, as well as a vehicle, a red 1996 GMC Jimmy, which had been stolen earlier that morning.
The Montabella Mustangs boys basketball team has not won a district title since 2007. They continue their effort for a new title tonight with a matchup against Beal City at home in the Class C district semifinals.