Stanley Ross had a great quote about communication. “Open your mouth only to change feet.” Have you ever said something and wished you hadn’t said it that way? Has anything you ever said come across differently than you meant it? Has anyone ever said anything to you that hurt or upset you? I am guessing these are pretty universal human experiences. Do you agree?
The Central Montcalm High School Band earned a Division 1 rating at the Michigan State Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District Band Festival hosted at Cedar Springs High School on March 1. This is the band’s first Division 1 rating in more than a decade.
Two Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies were transported to Sheridan Community Hospital early Sunday morning after their police cruiser struck a deer crossing M-66.
It wasn’t all Morley-Stanwood dominating the all-conference girls basketball teams in the Central State Activities Association. Central Montcalm and Lakeview got one player each on the second team and one player each on the honorable mention.
It wasn’t that long ago that Greenville senior Bailey Parmelee was playing volleyball in the fall and running sprints in the spring. Now she is just running and doing it very well.
Michigan has a number of municipalities and school districts going bankrupt, and the special interests most influential in bringing those institutions to that point are pushing for a state referendum to stifle the state’s emergency manager program. Their goal is apparently to sustain the unsustainable.
When I was a writer for the paper in Boulder, we had stories we referred to as O-I-Bs, or Only in Boulders. These were the stories of unusual people and things that happened, seemingly only in Boulder.
Sexting. It sounds like a dirty word, but it’s quickly becoming part of our national vocabulary. Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between cell phones. Depending on the age of the subject of the photograph, sexting can lead to charges as serious as distributing child pornography.
Mike McGonigal took over Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board presidential duties last November, replacing six-year president Pat Schuster, who is now chairman of finance and fundraising. “I would never have stepped aside if he hadn’t taken over,” Schuster said. “I think very strongly he’s a perfect fit.”
A proposed Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) special education millage will not be moving forward due to lack of support from school districts. All seven school districts in Montcalm County decided in their February board of education meetings whether to support the millage. Five supported it and two did not.