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My Town Belding: Construction date set for new skate park

My Town Belding: Construction date set for new skate park

BELDING, Mich.—Construction crews will soon break ground on a new skate park in Belding.

According to Sk8 Belding’s Facebook page, work on Leppinks Skate Park will begin within the first half of June.  The park is being designed and built by Evergreen Skateparks out of Portland, Oregon.  

Leppinks Skate Park will replace an old roller hockey rink in Central Riverside Park.

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My Town Greenville: Safe Schools Community Forum April 23

My Town Greenville: Safe Schools Community Forum April 23

GREENVILLE, Mich.—  Community members are encouraged to share their school safety concerns during an information session by Greenville Public Schools on Wednesday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

The Safe Schools Community Forum will take place inside the Greenville High School Auditorium.  District leaders will make a short presentation on the state of security within the district before fielding questions from parents and community members.

Man arrested in Montcalm road rage incident


SIDNEY TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - An Edmore man is charged with a felony after allegedly threatening another driver with a pellet gun and transporting marijuana in his vehicle.

Lawrence Talbot Allen, 46 was formally charged Monday with felonious assault with a dangerous weapon. The Montcalm County Sheriff's Department says additional charges may be pending.

My Town Greenville: Public meetings over proposed millage hike April 21

My Town Greenville: Public meetings over proposed millage hike April 21

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Greenville Public Schools will hold two community meetings today about a millage up for public vote next month.

The district is asking voters to approve a hike in the Montcalm County special education millage, from 2.1878 mills to 3.5 mills. Supporters say Montcalm County has the lowest special education millage in the eight-county area.  A special election will take place May 6.

The special education millage informational meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 21, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. inside the Central Services Facility, located at 1414 Chase Street in Greenville.

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My Town Greenville: Used book sale to benefit Flat River Community Library April 25

My Town Greenville: Used book sale to benefit Flat River Community Library April 25

GREENVILLE, Mich.— Thousands of gently used books will be on sale for pocket change next week when the Friends Used Book and Cookie Sale returns to Flat River Community Library.

The sale will take place Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Shoppers can sift through thousands of paperbacks and hardcovers in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, romance, cookbooks and children’s books.  Prices range from $0.25 to $5. 

For more information, contact the Flat River Community Library at (616) 754-6359.

Prison escapee expected in court next week


IONIA, Mich.—The man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is scheduled to appear in court next week.

Michael Elliot is expected in an Ionia court on Wednesday, when he will be formally charged with carjacking and kidnapping. Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility on February 2. Police say he then carjacked a woman, and took her to Indiana where she escaped.

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Elliot sends letter to WZZM 13 News

Elliot is serving life in prison for four murders committed in Gladwin County in 1993.

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