Kindergarteners at Walnut Hills Elementary School in Greenville will have the option to start learning the Chinese language starting in the fall. Greenville Public Schools (GPS) has received a $26,000 grant from College Board in partnership with Hanban/Confucius Institute in Chine to help fund two teachers to teach Chinese language to students.
Montcalm County commissioners continue to discuss expanding the 69-acre Flat River Nature Park in Montcalm Township. The Economic Development and Physical Resources Committee discussed the issue again Monday, led by Commissioner John Johansen of Montcalm Township.
Lester Lawrence opened a lockbox at a Crystal bank a century ago, filling the container with jewelry, letters, photographs, receipts and other personal mementos. Lawrence died in 1939 at the age of 73. The box went unopened in the bank’s basement for seven decades. In late 2008, Carol Peiffer became branch manager of Chemical Bank in Crystal. While cleaning out the basement, she tried opening the old lockbox, but it had rusted shut. Peiffer eventually had someone drill open the lockbox.
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Lakeview’s girls soccer team had three games under their belt going into Monday’s game against Greenville. But it was the Yellow Jackets who looked like the team that had played more games, even though it was their first.
The Montabella Mustangs boys golf team has improved on the course each of the past couple of years. Those improvements are expected to continue with high expectations this year. The Mustangs did not make it beyond districts a year ago, but will be looking to return to regionals and even the state tournament.
Both the boys and girls Central Montcalm track teams finished with even records in 2011. Both teams finished the season with 4-4 overall dual records, but will be looking to improve upon that this season.
Hats off to the Ferris State Bulldogs. Those words came from Boston College coach Jerry York, whose Eagles won the NCAA national championship hockey showdown Saturday night.
The question of whether spirits from the afterlife are among us here on earth has lingered for centuries, but according to one paranormal investigation team, Clifford Lake Inn in Stanton is officially haunted with their presence. G.H.O.S.T. Paranormal Investigations, based out of Mount Pleasant, officially declared the restaurant haunted earlier this year. Their findings, despite what you may believe, were discovered using equipment and tactics similar to what you might see on several paranormal television shows, but without the theatrics.
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