2022-03-25

TEN QUESTIONS: Super Disney fan

Who are you? Linda Van Houten, Greenville, superintendent of Greenville Public Schools.

PASTOR COOPER: The age of rage 

There is a hymn that occasionally visits my mind from time to time. It’s titled, “This is my Father’s World” and if you’re of an older vintage and grew up in church, you would be familiar with it.

Whites Bridge project award

Ionia County Road Department Managing Director John Niemela holds a merit award presented to the road department by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan at Saturday’s annual conference for the Whites Bridge reconstruction project over the Flat River.

Fifty years of follies

50th annual Band Follies variety show returns to Belding High School tonight

Two years ago, as high school students started learning skits and practicing solos and duets, Ryan Ruble had the difficult task of making a promise he ultimately wouldn’t be able to keep. 

STEVE MERREN: The cure for spring fever

As the spring air continues to gently sweep in, the itch to get out and take full advantage of it can become almost incurable.

Nicholson’s next chapter

Central Montcalm’s Kam Nicholson signs letter of intent to join Cornerstone University softball

As a sophomore, Kam Nicholson originally committed to Cleary University.

As Kam quickly learned, however, a lot can change in two years.

The Central Montcalm senior recently made the switch in her college destination, signing her letter of intent on Tuesday to join the Cornerstone University softball team.

Spectrum Health celebrates Certified Nurses Day


In observance of Certified Nurses Day on March 19, two Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospital nurses shared the significance of gaining additional knowledge through extra certification. 

Tractor Supply unveils major remodel of Greenville store


Tractor Supply announced this week the completion of an exciting remodel of the entire store at the Greenville location that will transform the shopping experience for local customers. 

The enhanced store features an improved layout for convenient and accessible shopping as well as a new Customer Service Hub with upgraded digital tools to help customers find what they need.

Recall effort moves forward for 3 Douglass Township officials

Election Commission denies language against Winfield Township Board and Douglass Township treasurer

The Montcalm County Election Commission on Wednesday voted to deny 19 sets of wind-related recall language involving two townships and to approve three sets of recall language against three township officials.

Edmore Village Council considers ordinance for ‘habitually vacant’ buildings

As the Edmore Village Council continues to look to the health and vitality of the downtown business district, they are eying an ordinance that they hope might reduce long-term vacancies. 

Village Manager Justin Lakamper told council members at Monday’s meeting that he and members of the Ordinance Committee put together a draft proposed ordinance that would require the owners of vacant buildings to register their properties and pay an annual fee.