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Breaking News: 3 injured in Kent County car crash

Oakfield Twp. Mich. (WZZM) - Emergency crews are investigating a crash in the 12000 block of Wabasis Road in northern Kent County.

Authorities tell WZZM 13 News, three people were inside the car when the accident happened. Initial reports are that the driver of an SUV was approaching the intersection and swerved to avoid hitting another car, causing the vehicle to roll.

A passenger was ejected from the vehicle, but the driver and another passenger were not. Deputies say all three men suffered serious injuries but they are not life threatening.

We will continue to follow this story and have more as it becomes available.

 

 

Changes create opportunities

From: http://www.greenville.k12.mi.us

New talent compensates for loss of expertise
By Peter Haines, Superintendent

Prominent in the news this spring was an announcement that the Michigan Legislature had approved significant changes to the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). These changes provided temporary incentives to those teachers, administrators, and support staff members who were eligible to retire, to do so. While these changes were not without warning, they did cause many dedicated Greenville staff members to act quickly.

CASA Yard Sale

From: http://www.greenvillechamber.net

The Montcalm Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program will be having a benefit yard sale on Thursday & Friday, September 9 &10 to raise funds for the program. The yard sale will be held at Camp Wah Wah Tay See in Greenville at 825 W. South Street from 9:00 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m. both days. The CASA program provides trained volunteers to be the voice for abused and neglected children in the juvenile justice system by providing advocacy for their needs and ensuring a permanent home. For more information, contact Montcalm CASA Program Coordinator Kristi Jeffrey at (989) 831-3561 or kristij@8cap.org.

Date: September 9, 2010 - September 10, 2010
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
http://www.eightcap.org

Buildings on former fairgrounds find new homes at bargain prices

GREENVILLE (Greenville Daily News) -- Less than two months after the final Montcalm County 4-H Fair wrapped up at the Hillcrest Street fairgrounds, pieces from facility are finding new homes.

On Aug. 14, the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board hosted an auction to sell a majority of the fairgrounds' buildings. Local and some not-so-local residents gathered to snatch up deals on used lumber, sheet metal and fencing.

"We wanted to get enough to cover the cost of clean-up (of the fairgrounds) so we have no leftover costs," said Fair Board Secretary Coleen Venema.

The prices of auctioned buildings ranged from $5 for the grandstand to $1,800 for the horse barn on the hill between the rabbit barn and poultry shed.

Some of the bidders traveled from quite a distance to take advantage of the inexpensive building supplies, but many local residents threw their bids in as well.

Belding @ Greenville

GREENVILLE, MI (WZZM) - Belding and Greenville opened the football season with their traditional rivalry.

 

The Greenville Yellow Jackets have dominated the last several years, winning in six of the last seven years.

Friday night, the Yellow Jackets special teams had an early impact, partially blocking Belding's punt on their first possession deep in their own territory.  It was the first of two blocked punts for Belding kicker Ryan Stowell.

Greenville's Sean O'Brien took advantage of the field position scoring on a run up the middle.

The Yellow Jacket defense did its part, keeping the Redskins pinned deep in their own territory.

It was an easy night for Greenville, beating Belding convincingly, 42 to 7.

 

 

Yellow Jackets down

GREENVILLE, MI (WZZM) - Belding and Greenville opened the football season with their traditional clash.

The Greenville Yellow Jackets have dominated the last several years, winning in six of the last seven years.

Friday night, the Yellow Jackets special teams had an early impact, partially blocking Belding's punt on their first possession deep in their own territory.  It was the first of two blocked punts for Belding kicker Ryan Stowell.

Greenville's Sean O'Brien took advantage of the field position scoring on a run up the middle.

The Yellow Jacket defense did its part, keeping the Redskins pinned deep in their own territory.

It was an easy night for Greenville, beating Belding convincingly, 42 to 7.

Greenville fire caused by electrical failure

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - The fire at the Westwood Inn in Greenville over the weekend appears to have been the result of an electrical failure after a storm.

The fire broke out on Sunday, August 22nd.  Investigators say that a power outage over the weekend due to a storm caused the electrical system in the attic to ignite insulation when the power was turned back on.

No one was injured in the fire that destroyed the hotel.  The owner told WZZM on Sunday that he plans to rebuild.

Watch the video of the original story from Sunday.