The Michigan Legislature passed a law last spring giving county commissioners the option of disbanding their local road commissions. Autumn is now upon us, and just two counties have decided to exercise the option.
Starting on Monday, visitors to the Ionia County Courthouse can only enter the building through one entrance. Visitors will be required to enter through the east ground floor entrance of the building. The Ionia County Board of Commissioners approved instituting a single secured entrance in an effort to establish security measures. Commissioners also adopted policies and procedures to govern this action.
Greenville Public School’s new Food Service Director Ken Poor brings years of culinary knowledge to his position, including 20 years of teaching in the classroom. Poor wants to make a connection with students and provide a welcoming feeling at the new high school dining facilities for everyone seeking a well-balanced meal.
A duo and a trio of local youths have pleaded guilty to a slew of destructive breaking and entering and vandalism crimes throughout northeastern Montcalm County this summer. All five young men are hoping to receive Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) status, a Michigan law giving a judge the option to withhold a conviction for certain offenders between the age of 17 and 21. The offender can ultimately avoid having a conviction on their record if they successfully complete a training program and convince the judge they are rehabilitated.
September is designated for raising awareness of childhood cancer, which is the leading cause of death in children younger than the age of 15, according to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Friday’s game between Montabella and Carson City-Crystal will be the Eagles’ homecoming game, but it will be more than that for the two teams. The Eagles will be looking to go 5-1 for the first time since 2004 with one game needed after that to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They also are looking to keep pace with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart for the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division.
The Greenville Department of Public Safety will have a Child Safety Seat Installation Day to help properly install child restraint seats. From 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Greenville Department of Public Safety will be hosting certified technicians to check the installation of the safety seats and ensure they have been installed correctly.
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The Greenville High School Equestrian team has earned a chance to compete at the Michigan Interscholastic Horse Association’s Regional meet Saturday and Sunday in Midland. The 2012 team worked hard all summer and won the Division-A Reserve Championship of the District 8 regular season meets in Big Rapids.
It’s football season and now area kids will have another opportunity to show off their various skills. The NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) competition is coming to Greenville on Sunday. The event, open to area kids ages 6 to 15 will take place at Legacy Field at Greenville High School beginning at 2 p.m.