‘Politically charged’

Greenville grad, impacted by coronavirus and political landscape, sets sites on Congress

This week, senior Robert Fruchey will be one of more than 250 graduates to be announced as the newest alumni of Greenville High School, coming together one final time as the class of 2020.

That label, the “class of 2020,” will be a designation every graduate will carry with them, likely more so than any previous graduating class, for the rest of their lives.

Art of the moment

Greenville student’s Black Lives Matter painting donated to Flat River Museum

When local high school students set out a month ago to hold a peaceful protest in their own community, they didn’t know what kind of response their efforts might generate.

Several Greenville High School AP U.S. history students had come together to support the global Black Lives Matter movement that has grown in strength in major cities across the county in response to several deaths of Black individuals who died in altercations with police.

Stanton receives $30,000 grant for home improvements within the city

Single-family homeowners in Stanton will soon have an opportunity to apply for funding to help spruce up their property.

On June 24, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) awarded $2.1 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grants to 56 local governments and nonprofit groups across Michigan. Approximately $1 million of that award was allocated for rural communities with 5,000 or fewer residents.

CC-C school board OKs 2020-2021 budget

Working through a series of financial unknowns, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education last week approved a budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

The school board held a budget hearing and special meeting on June 29 to review the proposed budget for the upcoming year.

Changes made to Greenville’s commencement

One month ago, students, parents, teachers and administrators developed a plan to celebrate the Greenville High School class of 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, however, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made an announcement that forced those plans to change.

Day Township she-shed lost in weekend structure fire

A sizable shed in Day Township was destroyed in a structure fire on Saturday morning.

At approximately 6:12 a.m., the Day Township Fire Department were called to the scene of 4921 E. Klees Road for a reported structure fire.

Upcoming and pending services for July 7, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for July 7, 2020

Shed destroyed in Cato Township fire, extreme heat likely to blame

A structure fire early Saturday morning resulted in the total loss of a shed, along with some other damages.

At approximately 12:28 a.m., the Lakeview District Fire Department was called to the 6000 block of Birch Shore Drive for a reported structure fire.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

1 injured in Montcalm Township rollover crash

A one-vehicle rollover crash in Montcalm Township on Friday evening remains under investigation.

At approximately 7:40 p.m., deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of Johnson and Muskrat roads.