4 new CASA volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in Montcalm County 

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The Montcalm Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program held a swearing-in ceremony at the 8th Circuit Court Building in Stanton on April 25.

GUEST VIEW: Help continue Greenville schools’ vision

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The Greenville Public Schools vision states that we will be “known as an educationally progressive leader by ensuring rigorous individualized academic achievement for all students, through community partnerships and globally diverse cultural and career opportunities in a safe and caring environment.”

MAUREEN BURNS: Seeing color for the first time

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He turned 40. He opened the gift bag from his wife.

It’s after Easter dinner and they — his wife, Cindy, two sons (Evan, 4 and Adam, 8), and his parents, Bonnie and Jerry Lopez — took him into the backyard to give him this last gift.

GUEST VIEW: Just say no to Greenville school bond

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Like most of us, I’m a graduate and staunch supporter of Greenville Public Schools (GPS), yet I’m compelled by the fact case to vote no on GPS’ newest bond proposal May 3. Here’s why …

Greenville’s Charlie Braman drives home winning run in Mental Health Awareness game over Tri County

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Charlie Braman stepped into the batter’s box with a golden opportunity in front of him — one most kids dream about.

Braman saw the bases loaded full of Greenville Yellow Jackets with nobody out in a tied ballgame in the bottom of the seventh inning at Stankey Field.

White Pine District Library getting ready for summer reading programs

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We are dreaming of summer here at the White Pine District Library and finalizing summer reading plans. 

Watch for the full schedule on our Facebook page and our website in the near future. This month, the White Pine Fiber Friends meet on May 12 and 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

MCC’s commencement is May 6

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Service Professor Inc. founder Brad Krause, MCC student to address graduates

Brad Krause, founder of Service Professor Inc., and Montcalm Community College student Megan Martin will address graduates and their guests during MCC’s 55th Annual Commencement ceremony on May 6.

Ill communication?

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Douglass Township planning commissioner claims about wind turbines and communication towers disputed by local internet provider

A Douglass Township planning commissioner in a lengthy public statement on Wednesday claimed he’s had conversations with CMS Internet and Point Broadband employees and people in Gratiot and Isabella counties who say that wind turbines negatively affect communications towers and thus cell phone and internet service.

PUBLIC FORUM: Non-homestead operating millage key for Ionia schools

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On May 3, voters will be asked to restore the Ionia Public Schools’ non-homestead operating millage to its original 18 mills. Voting “yes” will ensure we are no longer in the bottom 7% of per-pupil funding in the state. 

TC sticks around, Greenville softball wins 11-1 in 5 innings

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Friday’s opening game of the softball doubleheader at Greenville High School featured a disastrous start for the Tri County Vikings but would even out for the young squad.

Greenville jumped out quickly to a 9-1 lead in the first inning and, after a lull of no runs being scored in the game, the Yellow Jackets finished the job in the bottom of the fifth inning with two runs to close out the game via mercy rule, 11-1.