A timeline of United Solar Ovonic (USO) and Energy Conversion Devices (ECD).
United Solar Ovonic (USO) and its parent company, Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The news could not be more different than six years ago when plans were announced to construct six solar panel manufacturing facilities in Greenville for a total of 1,200 new jobs. In reality, four plants were created in two buildings and a total of 474 people were employed at the peak of operation.
This year is shaping up to be full of positive changes for the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. The biggest difference this year will be a new date for the annual fair.
Miss Michigan 2011 Elizabeth Wertenberger and Miss Outstanding Teen 2011 Marissa Cowans not only hosted the first Miss Heartland Scholarship pageant Sunday at the Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School, they also crowned the lucky young women who hope to become their successors.
Greenville Public Schools will receive a gift of $13,000 from a resident to install a new system for the hearing-impaired at the Performing Arts Center. The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education accepted the gift during Monday night’s meeting.
The man who allegedly robbed Greenville’s Huntington Bank at gunpoint has a local criminal record and has lived a transient life throughout Montcalm County since he was a child. Reuben Dean Olson III, 22, was arrested Feb. 1 at his girlfriend’s home in Shepard.
Another of Belding’s softball players will be playing softball in college.
First baseman Morgan Hill signed a letter of intent to play softball for Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) on Friday.
At the start of the girls basketball season, Megan Leach was not doing as well as she would have liked.
“I started off not as well as I should have,” Leach admitted. “I’ve stepped up my game a lot.”
An acquaintance of mine used to be a charter boat captain on Lake Michigan. But he fell on hard times, quit the charter business and started a small shop making sinkers and lures.
His shop was on the first floor of an old building and I happened to walk in on good ol’ Carl one afternoon, unannounced of course. And there I was, amid a hodge-podge of old machinery and almost stepping on one of his cats as I entered.
Read The Daily Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012