Special to The Daily News BELDING — Several members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Chamber staff member Jody Paulsen recently participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new business venture in Grattan called Cricket’s Crop Shop. The shop, owned by Dianna Force, opened in June to serve scrapbook enthusiasts. “I [...]
Stanley and Blanche Ash strongly believed in the Montcalm Community College and Greenville Area Community foundations during their lifetimes.
Both foundations will benefit after the couple’s deaths — Stanley in 2004 and Blanche earlier this fall.
Montcalm County has seen its share of crime — violent and petty — this year. All summer, reports of break-ins came pouring in. Some occurred while people were inside sleeping.
November was one of the most violent for Greenville in recent memory. Huntington Bank downtown was robbed at gunpoint on Nov. 9, a Grand Rapids man got shot at the Flat River Inn & Suites on Nov. 12 and a robber made off with a handful of stolen merchandise from Huch’s Fine Jewelry on Nov. 29.
Christmas came early for students who lack a computer to finish school work outside of school hours. Members of the Electronics Club at Montcalm Community College (MCC) were searching for a way to give back to the community this fall. They decided the best way was to refurbish computers for homeless students.
A businessman has agreed to follow the local zoning ordinance after the Reynolds Township Board brought him to court. John Powell owns Powell’s Excavating & Septic on the north and south sides of M-82 just west of Howard City.
Ben Wickerham, who now works out of Flushing, Michigan, has been named the new regional representative for Michigan’s Pheasants Forever. A native of Sheridan, Wickerham earned a B.S. in Zoology at Michigan State University. And, although he will work out of his Flushing office, his roots remain deep in the Montcalm County area. For example, his father, Jay Wickerham, was a founding father of the Montcalm County Pheasants Forever chapter, one of the oldest chapters in the state.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets game plan was to run and score quickly. They did just that.
LAKEVIEW — Lakeview’s boys basketball team used defense to win for the first time this season.
The Wildcats (1-1, 1-0) won a somewhat chippy game against Central Montcalm on Friday, winning 51-35 at home.
The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is off to an incredible start this season. Maybe an even surprising start. At 4-0 overall, the Eagles have nearly matched last season’s win total of 5 (against 17 losses). Eagles coach Larry Farmer said last season’s record was a bit deceiving.
I would like to take this opportunity to profoundly thank the many people who have given their time, donations and services to make this holiday season at the Montcalm County Commission on Aging a special one.