The Amble Fire Department responded to a wildfire at 15266 W. Gates Road in Winfield Township around 3:30 p.m. Monday. The fire started in a wooded area behind a home and began to spread into the forest area. The fire burned three to four acres before firefighters were able to extinguish it.
A retired plant engineering manager is the newest member of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners voted 5-3 at a special meeting Monday to appoint Thomas Porter, 66, of Coral, to the District 5 seat vacated by Carl Paepke, who died April 18.
Montcalm County employees are preparing to donate their own funds to plant trees in memory of the late Carl Paepke and other commissioners. Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services Director Dave Feldpausch appeared before the Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday to request permission to plant five trees on county property.
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The Belding Redskins and Greenville Yellow Jackets met for more than just a couple of softball games on Monday. Monday was “Strike Out Cancer” night, a fundraiser for the B Foundation in Belding. Shirt sales from both teams went to the foundation, which was started last year.
Central Montcalm’s softball team got a pair of wins despite coach Jason Johnson saying his team didn’t play all that well. The Green Hornets took two games from the Montabella Mustangs by scores of 8-6 and 17-10 Monday.
GREENVILLE —EightCAP Inc. will be distributing The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) for Ionia County and Montcalm County on Tuesday, May 15. Food will be distributed from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or until supplies are gone at Greenville Community Church, 6596 S. Vining Road in Greenville Food will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 [...]
It’s hard to interview Milton Rackham. At 86, the Belding resident’s answers come slowly, deliberately, not because of his age, but rather the topic. Rackham is sharing stories of the years he spent peering down the sights of a PT boat’s big guns during World War II.
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A black bear that entered the city limits of Greenville Sunday night has safely traveled back outside the city and into a wooded area away from local residents. Around 7:30 p.m. a black bear was spotted in the front yard of a home on Sixth Street near Coffren Street. The bear managed to climb up a tree, attracting many residents who gathered around to watch the rare sighting as the Greenville Department of Public Safety set up a perimeter around the bear.