Two of the greater forces behind arts and music in the Greenville area are now the faces of the fund striving to save those types of activities in the community. The OUR3 campaign, which started three years ago, has raised more than $526,000 with an initial goal set at $1,000,000. Bob and Ruth Hansen of Greenville have been chosen to represent the fund for the next year.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
A troupe of snowflakes danced lightly on the window sill this morn while the wife shoveled off the sidewalk behind them. I tried not to notice or feel guilty, but not too successfully. Their extended family, a myriad of cold, lacy wafers, had carpeted the walk and driveway simply to give her something to do. Meanwhile, the dancers, Cecelia, Celeste, Celine, Ceria, Cerise, Cicily, Sabrina, Salome, Stacy, Sybil and Sylvia, had come to distract me with graceful pirouettes and seductive high kicks. I am especially fond of high kicks because of the architectural revelations.
One is a senior and the other a sophomore. One plays for the Greenville boys varsity basketball team and the other for the Greenville girls varsity basketball team. One is refining his basketball game. The other is still developing her basketball game.
Both are currently leading their respective teams in scoring and rebounding. Both draw the attention of double-teams and more each night. Both enjoy nothing more than being on the basketball court.
STANTON — When Tyler James first played on Central Montcalm’s varsity football team, his coach didn’t think he would be a college football player.
On Wednesday James signed a letter of intent to play football for Ferris State University when he graduates from Central this spring.
Montcalm County Brownfield Authority members are preparing to meet and review engineering firm documents one week from today after several members failed to properly do so last month. Montcalm County was awarded a $400,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Cooperative Assistance Agreement grant last year to assess local Brownfield sites for hazardous substances and petroleum. Six statements of qualification to administer the assessment were submitted to the county.
The Montcalm County Transportation Authority is more than $11,000 in debt and local officials are worried the needed funds don’t exist. A proposed countywide public transportation system millage vote failed Nov. 8. Three months later, the Transportation Authority still hasn’t paid for election costs.
The third annual Crystal Lake Winter Festival has been canceled due to mild temperatures which have made Crystal Lake unsafe for winter activities. The festival was previously rescheduled from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 in hopes that temperatures would be cold enough for Crystal Lake to freeze with a thickness of at least 12 inches of ice, but Winter Festival Committee Chairwoman Pam Greenhoe said mother nature just didn’t cooperate.
A driver was flown via AeroMed to an area hospital with nonlife threatening injuries after being involved in a rollover accident. According to Montcalm County Central Dispatch, the accident took place at 9:32 a.m., Wednesday, on Nevins Road between Sidney and Stanton Roads.
The classic story of the good guys versus the bad guys rings true in “Westward Whoa,” this year’s OUR 3 melodrama fundraiser. It is also classic to see 19 local celebrities take the stage, singing, dancing and acting in completely different roles than the professionals they are.