Lakeview graduate Dave King takes over as district’s new athletic director

Dave King has seen the trials that recent athletic directors in the Lakeview school district have gone through.

With his daughters playing high school sports, King watched from the sidelines as he saw fairly consistent turnover with the AD position for more than a decade.

Parents, community members speak out against face masks, vaccines during Greenville school board meeting

As thousands of students returned to school Monday morning throughout Greenville Public Schools, more than 50 parents and members of the community returned as well, voicing their concerns over face masks and vaccines at a special school board meeting the same evening.

Members of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education met for a special meeting to hold a workshop session with Michael Rochholz of the Michigan Association of School Boards to discuss and evaluate “committee structures” of the board.

Sports roundup for Aug. 26, 2021

Sports roundup for Aug. 26, 2021

MIKE TAYLOR: They gotta be lion

There are a lot of ways I’d prefer to die.

In my sleep while deep in a politically incorrect dream starring Heather Graham and 11 pounds of warm strawberry taffy from Zeno’s comes to mind.

Ionia County commissioners OK $1.4M in American Rescue Plan dollars as ‘revenue loss’

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday evening approved placing almost $1.4 million of American Rescue Plan funds in the general fund to replace lost county revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Commissioners approved the methodology used to reach that number and the calculation itself, and authorized Administrator Stephanie Fox and Finance Director Linda Pigue to report this to the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Stanton lights up dark meeting with marijuana ordinance vote

While residents may have wondered what the future would hold for the city as far as marijuana ordinances, the City Stanton Commission shed some light on the topic on Tuesday — although technically, they did so in the dark.

With storms rolling through the Stanton area approximately 20 minutes before the meeting, city commissioners found themselves sitting around tables lit by candlelight and cellphone flashlights while discussing city business due to a power outage at City Hall.

Edmore village manager not chosen for Mount Pleasant job

The Edmore village manager will not be the next city manager of Mount Pleasant.

The Mount Pleasant City Commission on Monday narrowed down four city manager finalists to two: Aaron Desentz, city manager of Eaton Rapids in Eaton County, and  John Hanifan, city manager of Chelsea in Washtenaw County.

Get moving at MCC’s Recreation and Fitness Center

Montcalm Community College’s Recreation and Fitness Center, in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus, offers a variety of recreational options to keep you moving. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Visit montcalm.edu/recreation for more information and hours for individual activities.

FACULTY FOCUS: Bill Bishop teaches Business at Montcalm Community College

Bill Bishop of Sheridan began his teaching career at Montcalm Community College as an adjunct instructor in 2004, and joined the college full-time in 2013.  

Bramble Ramble and Mike Seaman Memorial Run are Sept. 18 at MCC

The 6th Annual Bramble Ramble 5K trail run and walk and 3rd Annual Mike Seaman Memorial 10K Run is Sept. 18 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus.