‘Window of opportunity’

Greenville schools pursuing Early Childhood & Daycare Center, air conditioning and more with $45 million bond

On May 3 voters will have the opportunity to approve or deny a $45 million bond proposal that, if approved, would result in a number of additions, improvements and renovations at Greenville Public Schools. 

Earlier this year, the Board of Education voted unanimously to pursue a new bond proposal to the tune of $45,230,000. 

Records drop at 2022 Yellow Jacket Challenge

The Yellow Jacket Challenge returned for the first time since 2019 starting at Greenville Middle School on Sunday — with the race finishing at the 30-yard-line on the southern end of Legacy Field.

After the snowy conditions in 2019, the weather, mid-70s with a steady breeze, turned out to be fair for running conditions, leading to some fast times. Rain did hit the course throughout the race, and thunderstorms rolled in, putting a literal damper on the end of the event — but not the spirit of the day, especially in race director Penny Dora’s eyes.

Voters asked to restore non-homestead operating millage for Ionia Public Schools

On May 3, voters in the Ionia Public Schools district will be asked to vote “yes” to restore the non-homestead operating millage to its original 18 mills — and return the district to full per-pupil funding.

It’s the voters’ opportunity to help to build a strong future for the Ionia area, which includes healthy schools, said Board of Education President Danielle Yokom.

Lakeview school voters will consider zero mill bond

When voters in the Lakeview Community Schools district go to the polls on May 3, they’ll be asked whether to approve a bond for school improvements that won’t cost taxpayers more in new taxes.

For those who have questions regarding the bond, there will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the high school media center.

10-year-old completes Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K in meaningful fashion

Eric Hart does his calisthenics with the whole Walnut Hills Elementary Hills Running Club just as any 10-year-old would.

His left arm reaches down his left leg, stretching out the back muscles; the same motion on the right. Pulling his arms across his body the opposite way, this one to stretch out the arms and shoulders. Moving down the length of the Greenville High School gym in groups of five to get the feeling of running in the mind.

Greenville’s Rewa family trains for, completes first 5K together

Jake Rewa was having a conversation with his eldest daughter, Kelsey, and suggested that the two of them and Kelsey’s sister, Olivia, all run a 5K together.

At first, Kelsey, a sophomore at Central Michigan University studying secondary education, was taken aback for a split second. Then she immediately asked, “When is it?”

Belding schools looking to pass ‘tax neutral bond’

Belding Area Schools officials are hoping voters will say “yes” on May 3 to a $21.5 million tax neutral bond with no increase to the current millage rate.

If approved, the bond would fund safety and security improvements, overall infrastructure, climate control, parking and transportation, as well as provide new places to play. Voters would not see a millage increase, just continued maintenance of the district’s current seven-year levy.

Benko and Welder face off in Sidney Township recall, third candidate drops out

One of three candidates running in a Sidney Township trustee recall election has dropped out of the race a week before the vote.

Erik Benko and Scott Giddings both filed to run under “no party affiliation” against Sidney Township Trustee Jed Welder, the Republican incumbent.

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