Hello, Detroit! We’re Greenville, Michigan, and we have a few things in common. We’re both cities in Michigan, although you’re quite a bit larger than we are. History shows that for both of us employment has been dependent on factory jobs. Until a few years ago, we boasted the world’s largest refrigerator plant, along with several strong automotive suppliers. But with globalization and factories moving away, we lost a lot of jobs.
Construction has begun at Rudness Field in Belding to install a turf playing field for the football and soccer teams to play on. The change from a grass field to turf field will allow more events to be planned on the surface without fear of wear and tear to the playing grounds. The construction is part of a $38.8 million bond levy that voters approved in 2010.
Like all Montcalm County departments, Juvenile Court is struggling to make do with budget cuts. However, Judge Charles Simon III is worried area children will be affected if Juvenile Court does not receive an increase in funding.
Parents, prepare for your children to soar like the eagles as they climb high in the air and glide through the clouds Saturday during the annual Young Eagles “I Can Fly” event at the Greenville Municipal Airport.
The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education took its first look at the proposed 2012-2013 general fund budget. During the regular scheduled meeting on Monday, the school board received information from Chief Financial Officer John Gilchrist.
Two Michigan State Police officers were injured in a three-vehicle accident Thursday morning at the intersection of M-91 and Sidney Road. Lt. Commander Kevin Sweeney, who oversees Michigan State Police posts in Gratiot, Ionia and Montcalm counties, was injured in the crash, along with Trooper Jim Thompkins. The two men were on patrol together.
Both the boys and girls Under-14 (U14) teams in the Lakeview AYSO Soccer Tournament last weekend had strong showings.
Read the police reports for Thursday, June 14, 2012
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, June 14, 2012
Central Montcalm’s boys golf team is excited to play at Forest Akers East Golf Course on the campus of Michigan State University Friday and Saturday.