A large crowd of residents from Trufant and surrounding areas gathered at the village’s community center Thursday evening in the hope of getting answers from the U.S. Postal Service as to why hours will soon be severely curtailed at the post office there. They left 90 minutes later with most of those questions unanswered; nobody from the postal service showed up. However, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s representative, Mary Judnich — along with state Rep. Rick Outman and state Sen. Judy Emmons — were there to hear the concerns of the residents.
Members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) received a presentation Thursday on how Spectrum Health United Lifestyles is working toward making a healthier community. During the regular COGG meeting, United Lifestyles Executive Director Jodie Faber gave a presentation on programs the facility offers to help make Greenville a better, healthier place to live.
Remember senior prom? The ill-fitting tuxes on the guys, the elaborate silk and satin dresses on the girls, the awkward attempts to replicate John Travolta’s “Saturday Night Fever” moves on the dance floor? Sure, there are probably adults who recall their senior prom as a magical time, filled with fun, romance and excitement. For others, prom was more reminiscent of the climactic scene from “Carrie.”
A Cedar Springs man was arraigned Thursday morning in connection with a series of breaking and entering complaints that took place last October in Pierson and Reynolds townships. According to Det. Sgt. Thomas Goerge, of the Montcalm County Sheriffs Office, Keith Allan Ames, 25, is charged with one count of breaking and entering into a residence. He is being held on a $15,000 bond and awaiting further court appearances.
Montcalm County is teaming up with a Grand Rapids business to bring electronic recycling to the area. Because electronic waste is a growing concern in the environment as it leaks harmful toxins into soil and water, Montcalm County Resource Recovery Coordinator Jacob Rytlewski said it’s important to bring an electronic recycling option to the county.
Two new opportunities for students to learn were introduced to the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education Wednesday night. One was excitedly welcomed while the other was hesitantly tabled one month. Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino and Montcalm Area Intermediate School District superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht presented an overview of the new Early College Program, and option for all seven districts in the MAISD.
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Different year, same result. For the second year in a row, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has won a share of a conference title. This time around it’s a share of the Mid-State Activities Conference title, claiming a share with a 50-14 drubbing of Coleman Thursday night.
Carson City-Crystal coach Kacy Datema had one goal when he took over the Eagles wrestling program three years ago… start winning again. The former Eagles wrestler was part of a winning tradition that had gone awry in the few seasons before becoming head coach. Datema was a two-time individual state champion for the Eagles and had the opportunity to compete at the team state finals in 1988.
Central Montcalm 52, Hesperia 36: The Green Hornets picked up a CSAA win Thursday night when they outscored the Panthers 31-16 in the second half. Scott Schalow led Central with 11 points …