State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, sponsored an agriculture town hall meeting Friday to inform the community about agriculture not only in Michigan, but especially in Montcalm County. The meeting was held at the Ash Building at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds just north of Greenville and was attended by about 50 residents, committee members, commissioners and more, including Michigan State University Extension Office Director Thomas Coon.
A Grand Rapids man is in jail after allegedly stabbing a local man and attempting to stab another local man Friday night in Greenville. According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Pousak, the incident began at a party at River’s Edge Townhouses on Hillcrest Street in Greenville.
Starting Sunday, it will be illegal to buy, sell or use synthetic drugs in Michigan. But Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt is getting a head start on cracking down.
A variety of fast and colorful rides are being featured at this year’s Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Starting Monday, parts, accessories, repair and good old-fashioned camaraderie for motorcycle owners and enthusiasts will be available at Levi Herroon and Craig Gill’s new business, Short Stop Motorcycle Parts and Accessories.
When he decided to start painting again following a 25-year hiatus, it was the somnambulant, siren song of familiar faces and places that drew Craig Snook back to the village of Lakeview. A 1981 graduate of Lakeview High School who went on to pursue a career in graphic arts, Snook’s intimate knowledge of the village and surrounding countryside gave him more than enough choices when it came to subject matter.
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Rod McKeown had gone into the bull-riding competition at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair on Friday night with one injury already. The White Cloud man was already nursing an injured left hand, so he had to ride the bulls at the annual Brandt Clark Rodeo with his other hand.
Ellis Elementary School along Bridge Street in Belding, which was constructed in 1920, was torn down this week and will be rebuilt this fall with seven new classrooms expected to be finished in January. The construction is part of the 38.8 million bond levy that voters approved in 2010.
After 10 years of showing pigs at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair, recent Lakeview High School graduate Joe Main ended his 4-H career on a very high note. Main, 18, was declared Grand Champion showing pigs for the fifth time after his pig sold for a fair record $14 per pound weighing in at 272 pounds. “It was a lot of hard work and a lot of fun,” he said. “I have a lot of good memories over the 10 years.”