An appeal to overturn a denied Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding emails sent by a former circuit court judge was rejected Monday by the Montcalm County Board Commissioners. The board voted 8-1 to deny an appeal submitted by Stanton resident and attorney Ron Finegood regarding a FOIA request he submitted on Feb. 11, which was denied by FOIA coordinator and outgoing Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer.
A lot has changed in the last quarter of a century, but one thing that hasn’t is the Montcalm County 911 service plan.
That will change, however, after a unanimous vote by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday to approve a tentative new plan to bring the 911 system into the 21st century.
Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, has long voiced his opinion on educational matters in Michigan during his tenure in the Legislature, and Monday, he took aim at what some in Lansing are calling a controversial issue.
A proposal focused on students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexual identity (LGBTQ) has been thrust into the limelight after a voluntary guidance, drafted with a goal to help school districts looking to better serve LGBT students, was outlined in a Feb. 23 memo from the Michigan Department of Education to the State Board of Education.
Looking out at the audience of about 70 high school students Friday, it was as if Justin Yost was looking through a mirror to a time he wishes he could return to. Standing in the gymnasium of Grattan Academy, the 32-year-old Greenville resident recounted the days of his own youth, a time before drug addiction led to a spiraling road full of destruction and despair.
On the Mount Rushmore of jazz music legends, a space will surely be forever reserved for the master of swing, Duke Ellington. One of the most influential musicians of his time, Ellington’s impression on the culture of early 20th century jazz had no bounds, spreading from coast to coast across America.
Be it a sketch from “Saturday Night Live” or a viral YouTube video, all that humor and more can be found locally for one more night at the heart of the Belding band program. The annual Belding High School Band Follies show performed Thursday, and an encore show will be available to take in at 7 p.m. tonight at the Belding High School Auditorium.
Greenville High School’s 27th annual Collage Concert at the Performing Arts Center took place Tuesday evening.
With more than 224,000 acres of farmland within its borders, agriculture is a driving force throughout Montcalm County. But size of land doesn’t necessarily equate proportionally to general appreciation or understanding, which is why consumers and vendors alike gathered Monday evening for the annual All Things Green event at the Montcalm Area Career Center.
Mark Crawfis is not a man who expects or demands applause. Yet when he took the stage Wednesday evening, there wasn’t a person in the audience who wasn’t standing and paying their respects.
Standing in uniform, awaiting to leave for basic training in three weeks, Dakota Prentler used what strength he had to hold back his emotions Wednesday evening.
Speaking at the 23rd annual Carson City Area Community Recognition Night, Dakota served as an example of the good that has come out of the Carson City-Crystal Mentoring Program, which was recognized as the 2016 Community Group of the year.