It’s been more than six months since the quiet morning of July 7 was suddenly awaked by the sight of the historic Whites Bridge engulfed in flames. The bridge, erected in 1867, was destroyed that day as it eventually collapsed into the Flat River.
Firefighters were able to prevent flames from a garage fire at 2978 S. Greenville Road from spreading to the attached home Friday after arriving on scene to find one wall of the garage engulfed in flames. A breezeway provided a buffer between the home and the garage as firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical issue, said Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson.
Three individuals were arrested Sunday after a police standoff that lasted several hours and resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine laboratory. The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post investigated a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at 8869 Eastern Ave.
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Twenty years ago, a major surveying project got underway in Montcalm County. The Montcalm Remonumentation Program was part of a statewide effort starting in 1993 with the goal of preserving history, protecting cadastral surveys (maps showing boundaries or property lines) and promoting professional surveying practices, according to William Tingley of Tingley & Associates, a land surveying and engineering service in Stanton. Tingley has a contract for the remonumentation of Gratiot and Montcalm counties.
The Duck Lake Improvement Board is starting off the new year by looking at Duck Lake differently than any other lake board in Montcalm County and board members are hoping their new approach pays off.
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Physically it was just a move upstairs, but in actuality the combining of the Greenville Recreation Department and the Greenville Area Community Center under one office was far more than that. In an effort to reduce costs and increase convenience, the city decided to move the recreation department from the basement of the community centers to the main level and combine the two staffs.
A quick response by firefighters and smart thinking by three children helped in stopping a basement fire from spreading through a Greenville home Thursday morning.
It’s been more than two decades since the founding of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG), and the group Thursday sat down to look back at what the community has accomplished while looking forward at more future plans.