Latest Headlines

During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Belding City Council voted 4-1 to remove the historic label from the Electrolux property that previously occupied the space of the original Belding Silk Mill buildings and clock tower.

Belding’s silk mill and clock tower site removed from city’s historic district

What was once considered the most historic portion of the city of Belding is labeled that no more. During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Belding City Council voted 4-1 to remove the historic label from the Electrolux property that previously occupied the space of the original Belding Silk Mill buildings and clock tower.

Barbara Cain, a volunteer at the Alpha Family Center Baby Pantry in Greenville, gets ready for another day’s worth of clients. Though the Alpha Family Center hasn’t seen a significant downturn in needy in the area lately, other baby pantries have.

Decreased demand at local baby pantries not necessarily good news

About 14 years ago, Judy Hardy, along with a few other members of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton, decided to start a baby pantry in the church’s basement. The decision followed a presentation on the topic to the church’s leadership board.

dnlogo

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 3

Greenville 40, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 37: The Yellow Jackets used an 11-5 third quarter to help pull away from the Rockets on Tuesday night to open the high school basketball season. Leah Somerfield led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Greenville…

Five Carson City-Crystal players, dark jerseys, battle three Central Montcalm players for a rebound during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

CC-Crystal opens season with win over Central Montcalm

The first girls basketball game of the season for Carson City-Crystal and Central Montcalm saw two teams going in opposite directions. The Eagles continued their rise by beating the Green Hornets 50-25 Tuesday night.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic urged City Council members to support the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners’ use of Public Act 88 to establish taxpayer funding for a proposed partnership between the Montcalm Alliance and The Right Place.

Greenville City Council supports Montcalm Alliance millage

The Greenville City Council has (mostly) placed its support behind a millage proposed by the Montcalm Alliance for local economic development.

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: What are the essentials of a good education?

The approach of the holiday season is as good a time as any to ask what the essentials of a good education are. The only way we will reach our goal is to start by defining what it is that we want to achieve. janet

dnlogo

OUR VIEW: Parent-teacher conferences should be a priority

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and, yet, difficult jobs that exists on the planet. Rewarding because you get to help nurture and shape a soul from the most innocent and helpless infant to a truly complicated and emotional teenager to what we all hope becomes a very responsible, thoughtful and giving adult.

dnlogo

Funeral Notices — Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Funeral notices for Wednesday, December 4, 2013

dnlogo

FYI: How to contact your district’s Montcalm County commissioner

Do you have an opinion about a local issue? There are several ways to contact your local county commissioner and express your opinion about county issues.

dnlogo

Stanton City Commission opposed to Montcalm Alliance millage proposal

At least one local government body is against the Montcalm Alliance’s proposed countywide millage to fund joining forces with The Right Place. The Stanton City Commission voted 6-1 in favor of a resolution in opposition to the Montcalm Alliance’s proposal to have the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners vote to enact a countywide millage using Public Act 88.