2020-08-29

Backyard volleyball

CM volleyball hopeful for banner season upon potential clearance for competition

On Thursday, the Central Montcalm volleyball team was supposed to be in the midst of their season, preparing for a quad meet at Gladwin in their own high school gymnasium.

Instead, the Green Hornets found themselves at the house of London Eldridge’s parents, practicing and scrimmaging with their volleyball net in the backyard. The senior has hosted the varsity volleyball team for practices for the past few weeks as area volleyball teams are not currently permitted to practice indoors.

Outman, Lower voice support for ‘Unlock Michigan’ petition

Having received a phone call from a frustrated grocery store owner Thursday morning, Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he has had enough.

The call served as a microcosm of how the senator has spent much of his summer, fielding hundreds of calls to his office regarding concerns over unemployment, closed businesses and enforcement of mandates — all related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Greenville gym owner’s attorney calls out ‘inconsistencies’ in Whitmer’s executive orders

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department Board of Health is moving forward with trying to create “a path to legality” for gyms in Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties which have reopened despite Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order.

The health department’s new plan would ask gym owners to agree to operate under Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) guidance, which includes clients maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing gym equipment (see accompanying story).

Late summer picking

As the long-heated days of summer begin to dwindle, giving way to the onset of autumn, a day spent among the woods can be as rewarding or even more so than the ones spent afield during the warming days of spring. Gathering edible mushrooms is a great way to get some fresh air, a little exercise, and a meal worth […]

Health department to attempt ‘path to legality’ for local gyms to reopen

Health Officer Marcus Cheatham typically comes before the Mid-Michigan District Health Department Board of Health armed with data and facts which empower him to make decisive recommendations.

However, this is not the case when it comes to one type of business that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered to remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sports roundups for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020

Sports roundups for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020

Greenville Master Plan community input sought via online survey

With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders currently placing restrictions on indoor gatherings, city officials are turning to the web to receive citizen comments.

Throughout the past year the Greenville Planning Commission has been working to draft a new, updated master plan; however, approving that plan is contingent on receiving community input.

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 29, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 29, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

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