2020-08-15

CC-C volleyball outdoor practices lead to hope and positivity despite threat of lost season

Upon hearing of the approved conditioning protocols put in place by the MHSAA in June, Kali Jo Donahue wasted no time to get things together for her incoming players.

The new Carson City-Crystal varsity volleyball coach, with the help of her father, installed an outdoor net and painted lines outside of the school.

Up a creek with no need for a paddle

As the blurry reflection of my face drew nearer to the fast-moving topwater of Dickerson Creek in the spring, I felt the first of what seemed to be punches coming from below the surface.

Wham… wham, wham. Three total strikes had caught me square in the chest and finally, by the third hit, I was able to make out what was hitting me — pike.

MHSAA announces football to move to spring season


The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association on Friday announced it will move the 2020 Fall football season to Spring 2021, due to football’s higher risk for spreading COVID-19, with the rest of Fall sports proceeding as scheduled.

Greenville school board votes 5-2 to approve ‘Return to Learn’ plan

Students will distance learn Aug. 19; in-person learning begins Sept. 2

As students return to school next week, what that environment may look like will vary, district by district, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked every school district in Michigan to develop its own plan on how to bring students back to school via “Return to Learn” plans, school districts such as Greenville Public Schools (GPS) have taken the route of making a commitment to returning to in-person learning while also making online, distant-learning options available as well. 

Montcalm County budget still being worked out

A projected half-million dollar deficit has been brought back from the red into the black, but Montcalm County officials are still dealing with multiple budget requests and unknowns for the upcoming fiscal year.

Controller-Administrator Brenda Taeter reported during Monday’s Finance & Personnel Committee meeting that she had eliminated the county’s projected $520,000 deficit by making the following adjustments:

Greenville commissioner donates $3,000 worth of chairs to Montcalm County offices

Employees in the Montcalm County Clerk’s Office have been requesting new office chairs for the last four years.

This year, they were granted their request — and at no cost to the county.

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 15, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 15, 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020