Local farmers had a chance to share their thoughts with the Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District on Friday. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, toured Andersen Brothers, a centennial farm in rural Blanchard, and met with constituents to discuss agricultural issues, such as food labeling and environmental standards, as well as concerns about ISIS and refugees.
Ionia County’s physical plant director resigned this month after only one year on the job.
Joseph Cusack, 35, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Fenwick, was originally hired in 2003 to work as a probation officer for Ionia County’s Juvenile Court. In October 2014, he was hired as the county’s plant director.
Readers paging through Montcalm County’s tourism magazine may notice the omission of a certain community — the county’s largest city. Greenville was not included in Montcalm County’s 2015-2016 tourism magazine.
A Sidney Township man pleaded guilty this morning to murdering an elderly man during a series of home invasions on Nevins Lake last spring.
Alan Morse, 48, was charged with the murder of Alan “Dale” Nelson, a charge with a possible penalty of life in prison, along with seven related felony charges.
A report about a water leak turned into a litany of complaints about the Department of Public Works at Monday’s Howard City Village Council meeting. The council received a written report from DPW Director Mike VanWagner — who was not in attendance at the meeting — about a water leak the DPW has been investigating since last spring.
Beekeeping and forklifting continues to be a successful combination for an Edmore business. A&O Forklift has doubled its production in the past four years and shows no signs of slowing down. Located in the Sunrise Industrial Park — formerly home to Hitachi Magnetics Corp., which shuttered in 2004 — the business is on track to produce 250 forklifts this year. That’s steady growth from previous production of 140 forklifts in 2012 and 180 forklifts in 2013.
The Howard City Village Council learned the village’s Department of Public Works has finally discovered the source of a water leak … eight months after it began.
Village President Randy Heckman reported at tonight’s council meeting that the DPW noticed the village had been losing a lot of water since last spring, about $25,000 worth, to date.
Changes are coming to the Montcalm County Jail. On Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners learned the longtime jail administrator will soon be retiring, along with another corrections officer.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-0 on Monday to place a five-year Headlee override millage proposal on the ballot. Commissioner Ron Retzloff was absent from Monday’s meeting.
Montcalm County voters will likely be deciding more than a presidential primary in the March 8 election.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners today voted 8-0 to place a five-year Headlee override millage proposal on the ballot.