New coordinator of athletic strength and conditioning Rick Court looks to move forward from past allegations, positively impact Greenville athletics

Shortly after the hire of Rick Court as the new coordinator of athletic strength and conditioning was announced by Greenville Public Schools on June 10, mixed emotions filled the community.

The Daily News detailed Court’s past work history and his hire by Greenville in an in-depth June 16 article, which subsequently resulted in headlines by multiple media outlets nationally due to allegations stemming from Court’s tenure as the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Maryland.

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MIKE TAYLOR: There’s no such thing as a free fair

I’ve been working the past couple of days on an article for Stacie, our  features editor. The piece is about eBikes and my recent purchase of same.

Writing the article put me in mind of my first long-distance bike ride. I was 13 at the time. Since then, I’ve clocked some impressive rides.

Greenville opens downtown social district

The days of waiting to drink an alcoholic beverage while taking a walk through this city’s downtown area are officially over.

On Tuesday, the city of Greenville, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and members of the community celebrated the opening of the city’s new social district — an area known as the Greenville Outdoor Lafayette District (GOLD).

Montcalm County considering cost-savings LED jail lighting proposal

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The Montcalm County Jail may be getting new LED lights installed at a possible savings to the county of $5,000 to $10,000 per year.

Montcalm County commissioners voted 6-0 on June 14 (with Commissioners Brendan Mahar, Adam Petersen and Brandon Stowell absent) to recommend the full Board of Commissioners approve allowing Future Energy Solutions to conduct an audit of the county jail for review and at no cost to the county. The full board will next meet at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Ionia’s associate superintendent finalist for Fruitport job

A previous finalist for Ionia Public Schools superintendent is now a finalist for Fruitport Community Schools superintendent.

Ionia Public Schools Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services Jennifer Burns will be interviewed for the Fruitport job at 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday) along with another finalist, Shelby Public Schools Superintendent Tim Reeves.

Take your first steps at Montcalm Community College and save

When it comes to your college education, did you know Montcalm Community College offers the same classes at lower prices? You don’t have to compromise quality for convenience or cost.

At MCC, you can get your general education requirements done at a fraction of the cost of starting at a university or private college.

Retired MCC president establishes MCC Foundation scholarship

In retirement, former Montcalm Community College President Robert C. Ferrentino, J.D., continues to give back to the profession he enjoyed for more than 35 years.

Ferrentino recently established an MCC Foundation scholarship to help students who are pursuing a degree in business, education or law.

Edmore mother-daughter decorate lunch sacks to support local cause

Montcalm Community College Custodian Chelsea Sunderlin, and her daughters, 7-year-old Josephine, and 15-year-old Sydney, are helping put a smile on a child’s face one lunch bag at a time.

The Six Lakes-area residents have been volunteering their time to decorate brown paper lunch sacks as part of the college’s 10,000 hours of service project. The lunch sacks will be given to IM Kids 3rd Meal, which provides more than 700 brown bag meals for home to local elementary children every school day who are food insecure.

It’s time to register for fall classes at MCC

School plans to be in-person, with classes starting Aug. 21

Do you want to get back in the classroom instead of learning online? We’re planning for our classes to be in-person for fall at Montcalm Community College, and registration is available now.

Do you prefer online options, too? Don’t worry. We have them. You can learn as you like at MCC with four formats to fit your needs: