Two local men who graduated from Greenville and Lakeview have received a national award from Editor & Publisher Magazine. Matt Erspamer, 21, and Ryan Nielsen, 23, produce Grand Central Magazine for Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, where they are both students. Erspamer, a junior, is majoring in online journalism and minoring in political science and cinema studies. He graduated from Lakeview High School in 2009.
A felony conviction and jail sentence Thursday were just the latest in a litany of personal problems for a former Montcalm County paramedic. Jason Danford, 38, of Sheridan, pleaded guilty Jan. 12 to stealing or retaining a financial transaction device without consent. He was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in the Montcalm County Jail with credit for two days already served, 18 months probation, 150 hours of community service and almost $1,000 in restitution.
Lakeview’s wrestling team was able to take home a trophy.
The Wildcats were winners in the Division 3 district team wrestling tournament at Tri County High School Thursday night, beating Newaygo 46-28 in the first round and dropping the host Vikings 54-24 in the finals.
What started out as a hobby and something to do with his friends has turned into a career of running Broadway tours. Greenville graduate Tim Schmidt, 33, is currently on break from the “Peter Pan” tour where he does head audio.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Valentine’s Day is upon us and I am unprepared. My cupboard is bare, devoid of a single romantic thought. It wasn’t always so. In the days of my youth, before age imposed disinterest, I went to the dime store to pore over little cards with red hearts and imploring messages of admiration. There was always a pretty girl or two to whom I appealed, though I was invariably rewarded with disappointment. There was always that boy with the chocolate brown eyes, slender of build, with a statuesque mother. I didn’t stand a chance!
Many little girls dream of becoming Miss America, but few have the opportunity to attain that goal. Two local women are helping young women take steps toward that crown. Cheryl Smith and Barb Millard of Stanton have founded the Miss Heartland Pageant, an open scholarship pageant with the winner eligible to compete in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant, a stepping stone to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant.
Twenty-year-old Kurtis Perry will join the Montcalm Township Fire Department. The department requested to hire Perry as a probationary firefighter during Wednesday night’s Montcalm Township Board meeting. “I’m very excited,” said Fire Chief Cliff Dickinson of Perry joining the team.
The Greenville Department of Public Safety conducted an ice water rescue training session Tuesday morning on Baldwin Lake in Greenville.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012