The inaugural Belding Invitational Track Meet had only three teams in it, but the host Redskins didn’t mind. Belding won both sides of the invitational Friday, beating both Tri County and Lakeview for the wins.
I’ve been debating with myself for years about whether I want to become a vegetarian — again. And news as of late is pushing me in that direction. There’s the whole issue of the pink slime guck that’s added to beef, recent news of mad cow’s arrival in this country and my forever struggle over what animals go through to get from field to table. Not that I have a problem with other folks enjoying meat. It’s just a personal position and preference.
The Greenville Planning Commission is starting to work on items that were highlighted in the draft master plan to help make Greenville a better place. The items include addressing zoning issues to better accommodate residents and business owners. During Thursday night’s regular meeting, the Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing regarding the these parcels. The hearing will be 6:30 p.m. May 24 at Greenville City Hall.
Three decades have passed since Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. William “Mac” McCarthy was murdered in the line of duty. The memory of April 27, 1982, still brings Lewis Corwin to tears.
Anyone wishing to file for August and November elections in Montcalm County has about two weeks left to do so. All Montcalm County offices will be up for election, as well as city and township offices.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, April 27, 2012
A slow start offensively turned into a rout for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets softball team scored five times in both the third and fourth innings to help mercy O-K rival East Grand Rapids 11-1 in five innings on Thursday afternoon.
My new lakeside apartment is so small, it’s like a (cue Rodney Dangerfield voiceover) “Hoo! I’ll tell ya! My new apartment is so small…” joke. You know, “I’ve got to step outside to change my mind,” “Even the mice are hunchbacked,” “I turn around and bump into myself” … that sort of thing. It is, by far, the smallest place I’ve ever lived. Over the years I’ve stayed in a lot of hotel rooms, all of them bigger than my new apartment. Those brightly-painted cement barrels that once were a staple of elementary school playgrounds? Yup, even those were bigger than my new apartment.
We’re not often quick to criticize one of our own, but we’re disappointed in a recent Detroit News article published about Greenville’s attempt to once again become a “manufacturing hub”. The reporter’s angle was that Greenville is struggling to stage a comeback to what it was like a decade ago when Electrolux was in full swing; and that today we’re riding on the success of big box stores like Wal-Mart and Meijer.
William “Bill “ Delp, 91, of Greenville, has lived a life rich in a variety of experiences.