A Howard City husband and wife were sentenced to six months in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Nikolaus Warren, 21, and Marcia Warren, 20, were originally charged with 10 felony counts each involving the theft and use of a financial transaction device.
This week, a number of area businesses got a chance to shine during the Greenville Expo at Greenville High School. All different industries were represented including area restaurants, plumbing and heating, healthcare and banks. You could even test a mattress if you were in the market for one.
Eight candidates and a handful of representatives from special interest groups spoke to a packed house of potential voters Thursday evening at VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. Each speaker presented a five-minute message, after which members of the audience presented questions to the speakers. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell got the evening started by commenting on an upcoming Nov. 6 law enforcement millage proposal that, if approved by voters, would provide funds to keep deputies on the roads 24/7 for the next two years.
For the second consecutive year there is a healthy debate regarding the American League MVP race. For the second consecutive season the debate involves a Detroit Tiger. Last year, we debated whether a pitcher (Justin Verlander) was worthy of winning the honor, despite pitching every fifth game. In the end, voters realized just how valuable verlander was and voted him MVP.
The Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Green Hornets have a long history on the football field. The two schools will renew that rivalry with a matinee game at Kos Field in Lakeview on Saturday. It will be homecoming for the Wildcats as they try to snap a five-game losing streak to the Hornets.
A focused-monitoring activity performed on Grattan Academy by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) yielded findings, which the district responded to with an action plan. Grattan Academy is a charter school with facilities in Grattan and Greenville. According to Maureen Schafer, senior executive management assistant for the office of public and government affairs for the MDE, the investigation did not take place at Grattan Academy, however, a certain type of “risk” caused the MDE to visit the district for the focused-monitoring activity.
Mike Simmons of Greenville bicycles 30 miles every day. He also walks and eats well. These facts may not seem remarkable even for someone who is 68 years old, but what does make Simmons stand apart is that he maintains an active life after receiving a pacemaker more than 44 years ago. Life expectancy rates are difficult to gauge, as there are various types of pacemakers implanted for different conditions and, according to Simmons, records are only kept for 10 years. Based on these factors, Simmons is believed to be the longest living pacemaker patient.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
A 16-year-old Belding cross county student was stuck by a SUV on M-44 late Thursday afternoon. According to Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson, the male runner was part of a group of Belding cross country runners practicing around 4:18 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The teen runner was heading west on the south side of M-44 and attempted to cross M-44 at Ionia Street.
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but “P, L and A” are three the teachers and administrators at Lakeview High School intend to never see again, at least not in that order and not when they’re referring to the school’s ACT test scores. On Aug. 16, 2010, those letters, which stand for Persistently Low Achieving, were used by the state to describe Lakeview High School students, along with students from 92 other schools throughout Michigan.