I am writing this column while my outside thermometer reads minus 8 degrees and although the sun is shining, I can see lots of snow outside my window. I am snug inside taking care of putting away Christmas decorations and generally tidying up the house. I actually love January weather because I have the luxury of staying indoors. Although I am getting some cleaning done, my first choice would be to curl up with a book and savor the quiet day.
Sometimes patience pays off … quite literally. In November, Montcalm Township officials approved the $10,900 purchase of a siren at a discounted price, but told themselves they would look into additional funding and more potential savings to purchase additional sirens in the future.
While students enjoyed their third straight snow day at home, officials at Greenville Public Schools can finally rest easy. Walnut Hills Elementary School is ready for students today after this week’s frigid temperatures caused a pipe to burst, flooding a section of the school.
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The Michigan Blood organization has its location, date and volunteers ready for an upcoming blood drive — now the nonprofit just needs the people of Belding to show their support.
Greenville Mayor John Hoppough will serve his third year as the city’s mayor. The council Tuesday unanimously voted him mayor for the 2014 calendar year. Hoppough was first elected mayor in January 2012, replacing Kenneth Snow, who had been mayor since 2007.
Frieda Mosher and her boyfriend, Gene Gales, were sitting in their living room enjoying each other’s conversation Tuesday afternoon when their neighbor suddenly burst through their front door.
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The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team started the season in December with an uncertain outlook for the year. Outside of knowing his team would work hard every night, Greenville coach Mark Haist didn’t know how a drastic change in offensive/defensive philosophy would translate into wins and losses.
Duck hunting season may be a long way off, but that didn’t quell the excitement of a group of children as they pieced together their very own wood duck nesting boxes. A total of 29 children, from as far south as Paw Paw and as north as Newaygo, spent their Saturday morning at Big L Lumber in Greenville where they were lectured on the importance of duck conservation.