For an event that depends entirely on the elements of Mother Nature for success, the Crystal Lake Winter Festival provided perhaps its most rewarding experience to date for the hundreds of visitors who braved the freezing temperatures.
Of the 173 participants jumping into the cold water for the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser for Montcalm County Special Olympians on Saturday, there was none who epitomized the bravery and commitment more than 7-year-old Layla McKenzie of Greenville.
Area movers and shakers gathered Saturday evening at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids to pay homage to the recipient of this year’s Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award, Dr. Joyce London.
Funeral notices for Monday, February 10, 2014
The Stanton City Commission is considering the feasibility of constructing a pedestrian bridge and pathway to connect the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail with the recently redeveloped D. Hale Brake Park.
Carson City Public Library Book Club offers chance to share thoughts, conversation with fellow readers
Several times a year in a quiet corner of this city’s library, a particular novel comes to life. Discussions of themes, cultures, relationships, politics, history — whatever a book may entail, the details are dissected, sandwiched between laughs and entertaining conversation at the Carson City Public Library Book Club.
Funeral notices for Saturday, February 8, 2014
In life there are highs and lows, ups and downs — and strikes and gutters. Organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Montcalm County are trying to brighten the days of some of the county’s children in need by offering a mentor, and on March 8, the group will be hosting a “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser at Greenville Lanes to raise money for programs in the county.
Statistical data over the past several years has shown a direct correlation between socioeconomic status and general health and the same is true for Montcalm County, which ranks in the bottom third in median household income. But despite serious health concerns in the county, Mid-Michigan District Health Department Director Dr. Marcus Cheatham said Montcalm County is “doing better than it should looking at the data” in overall health, where it ranks in the top half (27th) of Michigan counties in 2013, according to data collected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, who conducts a national study
In February, the Greenville Yellow Jackets winning a district wrestling title is as common as the cold and snowy weather. On Thursday at home, the Yellow Jackets put together two easy wins for their ninth consecutive Division 2 district title. The streak started in 2006 and continued this season with wins over Fremont (66-9) and Cedar Springs (56-18).