There was no shortness of wind Monday for a set of pinwheels planted by students at the Seiter Education Service Center to spin wildly for a greater cause. With winds reaching between 30 and 40 mph, bringing down tree branches and power lines throughout the area, about a dozen students placed more than 20 plastic pinwheels in the front lawn of the school. The pinwheels were provided by the We Care for Kids Council and were placed in the ground to bring awareness to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.
A Howard City woman pleaded no contest Friday to drunken driving last summer, causing the death of an 8-year-old boy. Stacy Rosset, 37, pleaded no contest in Kent County Circuit Court to operating under the influence of liquor causing death. Rosset likely will be sentenced to from two to 15 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. A second charge of operating under the influence of liquor causing injury will be dismissed in exchange for her plea.
Local shipwrecks will take center stage this month, marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. On Wednesday, Michigan shipwreck hunter and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame Valerie van Heest will present a program called “Lost & Found: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan” at Carson City Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 17, 2012
With a quiver in his voice and a tear in his eye, Belding Middle School janitor Wayne Addis thanked the Belding Area Schools (BAS) Board of Education last night for giving him the “opportunity of making my dream come true in employing me as a custodian at Belding Area Schools for a very happy period in my life.” That happy period will now come to an end after school board members voted unanimously 6-0 to approve the privatization of the school district’s janitorial staff Monday night in front of a crowd filled with protesters and concerned members of the community.
A Greenville man was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. Greenville Department of Public Safety officers responded to the 800 block of Clay Street around 2 a.m.
It felt more like late November as opposed to mid-April. With the temperatures dropping quickly and wind gusts of 30 plus mph the Holland Dutch scored three unanswered goals to shut out the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls soccer team on Monday night.
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will begin a three-week promotion tonight with a community kickoff rally at 7 p.m. in the Carson City Hospital conference room. The rally is to help explain the upcoming May 8 millage renewal election to campaign workers, but the event is also open to the public.
Here’s a big thumbs-up to Greenville Public Schools for their Chinese language programs to begin this fall. In today’s world, the ability to speak and understand languages other than our native English is imperative. While Americans still argue over whether students should be required to speak English in our public schools, we have been slow to require reciprocating foreign language skills beginning in elementary grades.
It was at an ordinary meeting of the leaders at Trinity Evangelical Free Church when it was mentioned the church narthax could use some art work, perhaps a mural or simple painting. What transpired was neither ordinary or simple. The church at 415 N. Mill St. in Stanton, recently installed a 20-by-25-foot 3-dimensional piece of artwork designed and created by member Ken Crouse.