2021-03-06

Greenville Area Senior Center: 25-plus years of serving, supporting local senior citizens


For more than 25 years, the Greenville Area Senior Center has provided a safe environment for members to socialize. It also has worked to identify and support programs that focus on the needs and interests of area seniors.

Clay Street Center offers older adults fun activities, caregivers a day off


At Clay Street Center, everyone feels welcome. Friendships form, and older adults find a new sense of purpose and belonging. 

The adult day center, located at 913 S. Clay St. in Greenville, is a cozy place where people, age 60 and older who need some assistance, can spend an enjoyable day. While participants enjoy activities that provide mental stimulation, daily exercise, music performances, socializing and a hot lunch with new friends, their family caregivers receive a much-needed personal day. 

TIM SKUBICK: Lawmakers should take their medicine

If you can remember back that far, think about when you were a teenager and your parents catch you drunk with a dent in the old man’s car. You are smart enough to know that they have the power to unilaterally imposed a severe punishment on you but because they love you, they suggest the three of you work out a penalty together.

PUBLIC FORUM: March is lymphedema awareness month

March is Lymphedema Awareness Month. You may have never heard of lymphedema, but chances are you know someone who has it or is at risk for it.

PUBLIC FORUM: Planner offers experience with wind ordinances

My name is William Courliss, and I live in Sherwood Township, Branch County, Michigan. 

MAUREEN BURNS: Truly random thoughts

Talked with a dear friend the other day, Sister Aquinas Weber from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. She had the name before she was ever at Aquinas College. Sharp as a tack, she’s about to turn 98 in May. She still works at the college, and in my mind, “runs the place.” She called to see how we were as she knew we’d been ill. As we talked, she talked about her “older” brother. He’s 99. I loved that! She’s 98 and has an older bro. Good, clean livin’, I’d say!

Vestaburg’s three girls in double digits lead them to 57-42 win over Montabella

Jenna Dove has been the leader of the Vestaburg offense all season and no matter how much pressure the defense gives, she finds a way to score.

This was evident on Friday as Dove, Vestaburg’s senior leader, finished with a team-high 22 points for the Wolverines as they faced conference rival Montabella. Dove led the team in scoring despite facing double teaming from the Mustangs for much of the night.

Montcalm County commissioners to contract with accounting adviser for budget advice

An accounting adviser is preparing a letter of engagement for the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners to sign before he takes a deep dive into the county’s finances.

After meeting with Stephan Blann of Rehmann for 45 minutes on Feb. 22, commissioners agreed — without taking an official vote — to have Blann prepare contract terms for their consideration at their next Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday at the Montcalm County Administrative Building in Stanton.

Longtime Greenville girls golf coach Nancy Johnson dies at 73

Nancy Johnson was known around the Greenville community as a coach and educator, but she was much more than that to the people who were close with her.

Nancy, a resident of Cedar Springs, died on Monday at her home under the care of hospice. She spent 39 years as a teacher at Greenville Public Schools and 34 as a coach of girls golf, while also coaching cheerleading for a brief stint early in her career.

Evergreen Township Board votes to give clerk a raise

The Evergreen Township Board voted 4-0 on Tuesday evening to give its longtime clerk a $1,500 pay raise after hearing a passionate plea from Clerk Kelli Greenhoe about her job duties.

Supervisor Andy Ross, Treasurer Annette Fountain, Trustee Teresa Baker and Greenhoe all voted yes, while Trustee Mark Heintzelman was absent.