2022-04-23

What have my pups done? Dealing with digging dogs and dying yards 

As the weather has ever-so-slowly begun to improve, with spring finally deciding to break through this weekend, it’s likely many are bound to spend time in this 80-degree weather by beginning to spruce up their yards. 

It’s something I’ve always taken pride in, despite never not having much of a yard to speak of. 

AMISH COOK: Gloria returns

Dearest friends across the board, thank you for all your love and support these intense days and moments. The children thoroughly enjoy opening mail. We have been greatly blessed and humbled by all your contributions.

Early history of the Flat River Historical Society and Museum

As early as 1964, there was discussion about organizing a local historical society to preserve the community’s heritage and to establish a central place to preserve the many historic items from the city’s early days. After much talk to generate interest and involvement, the newly-formed “Greenville Area Historical Society” met July 21, 1967, elected  officers and planned interesting monthly meetings. 

GUEST VIEW: Is wind issue too big for local government?

Township government, which brings decision-making close to the people being served, has worked well for our county. I have had the opportunity to work with many township supervisors, officers and planning officials over the years and know that most are there to serve the public and put in the dedicated time and effort needed to help their townships be good places in which to live and work.

Journey into gardening

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Diana Farran | Greenville Garden Club

When I was young, living in an apartment in a large city, and constantly busy, it never occurred to me that one day I would join a garden club, or even attempt gardening at all. Now that I have, I can’t imagine not having gardening and other gardeners in my life.

GUEST VIEW: Some thoughts on wind turbines

As we all know, wind turbines in Montcalm County are a hot issue. Like politics, as we’ve clearly observed, this delicate subject has the potential to strain family relationships, alienate friends, and offend close neighbors.

GUEST VIEW: Lions Club working to make our community a better place

If you find yourself at Daily Deals or Walmart on Thursday, Friday or Saturday April 28, 29, 30, most likely you will find a Greenville Lions Club member at the entrance holding a white cane with a red band and a clear container with a few dollars and some loose change. 

Partners ‘for good’

Belding Area Community Fund joins Ionia foundation network

There was plenty of excitement around the table Thursday morning as a partnership between the newly established Belding Area Community Fund (BACF), the Ionia County Community Foundation (ICCF) and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation became official.

Volunteers make a difference at United, Kelsey Hospitals


Breast cancer survivor Connie Hansen enjoys volunteering at Spectrum Health United Hospital Cancer Center. She believes her own cancer journey helps her connect with patients going through their own diagnoses and treatment.

PUBLIC FORUM: Greenville bond proposals haven’t lived up to promises

When we review the actions by the Greenville Public Schools board and superintendents with the past two bond proposals, 2011 and 2017, we are disappointed with their lack of honesty.