Literacy: From reluctant reader to bibliophile

As a child, Kaitlyn Fields used to dread the days’ students had to read aloud in class.

OPINION: Helping others overcome literacy challenges

Greenville grad shares his struggles and achievements with his students

As a teacher, it is my job to look toward the future and prepare my students for a continuously evolving society in ways that no one could dream. This is not a new task. This has been taken on by teachers for centuries and will continue to be for as long as the Earth revolves around the sun.

The road to getting licensed

The journey to becoming a licensed driver in the State of Michigan during a pandemic is not without speed bumps.

The wheels on the bus…

Joe and Denise Le Bel originally of Belding have dreams of driving across the country. During the last few years, the couple has purchased a motorhome and renovated a utility trailer into a travel trailer but they recently took on their biggest project — converting a school bus.

Looking like a doofus and not caring: the scooter experience

I was 16 when I purchased my first car. It was a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle, mostly rust and baling wire. Beneath the back seat was a 6-volt battery that wouldn’t power a flashlight, much less start an automobile.

New kayak launches in Greenville and Belding allow for easier entering and exiting of the Flat River

Long before any trails, roads or highways bridged the communities of Belding and Greenville, there was one established connection between the rival towns — the Flat River.

From Native Americans navigating the river in both communities, sawmills sending and receiving countless logs at the height of the logging industry in Greenville and the stretch of silk mills that appeared on the riverbanks in Belding, both communities have the river itself to thank in helping to establish both cities.

Greenville cross country satisfied with improvement from week one at Cedar Springs; Belding boys win quad

A pre-race storm cooled the temperatures down and, despite some windy conditions, made for a faster, more comfortable race at Thursday’s quad meet in Cedar Springs featuring Greenville, Belding and Covenant Christian.

This was the second meet of the year for the Yellow Jackets, who had a disappointing showing at their opening meet at the Laingsburg Early Burg Invitational on Aug. 27 in part due to the heat index reaching almost 90 degrees.

Work on new Maplewood Street traffic signal on M-57 begins Sept. 8

‘Road diet’ on M-57 from Maplewood to Luray streets will follow

Idling in traffic, waiting patiently to make a left-hand turn onto the busy highway of M-57, many drivers are all too familiar with the frustration of attempting to complete such a task without the assistance of a traffic signal.

For years, commuters have witnessed as much when attempting to make such a turn at Maplewood Street in Greenville onto the four-lane highway.

America’s places of beauty: Kentucky

Throughout the years, I have been fortunate enough to see many of America’s shining jewels and, most recently, a place among the mountains of Appalachia that is as awe-inspiring as our own Tahquamenon Falls.

Within the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky, my wife and I happened upon a place that should not be overlooked by any traveling outdoor enthusiast.

Alpha Family Services of Greenville: ‘The best gift we can give a child is a well-prepared parent’

The most rewarding part of Karen Marsman’s work as executive director of Alpha Family Services of Greenville, is investing in the community by investing in its families.

Since 1996, the faith-based Alpha Family Services has been helping women, men, families and children with pregnancy health services and resources, parenting classes and meeting needs like diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.