Elisabeth Waldon

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Kennel ordinance continues to dog Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

That doggone kennel ordinance. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has been actively discussing updating the county’s dog kennel ordinance for more than a year now.

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AGO purchases north Greenville Meijer gas station, will become Citgo station

All remnants of Meijer are fading from the north side of Greenville.

Tri County High School, located just south of Howard City, will receive a new office at the main entrance as part of a voter approved sinking fund proposal Tuesday — File photo

Tri County sinking fund proposal passes by 20 votes

Voters in the Tri County Area School district narrowly approved a $2.7 million sinking fund proposal Tuesday by just 20 votes. The final tally was 555 “yes” votes to 535 “no” votes, or about 51 to 49 percent.

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Montcalm County Housing Commission residence destroyed after 2 fires

A Montcalm County Housing Commission complex bathroom caught fire Monday afternoon, but the Howard City Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze.

However, a separate fire started up early Tuesday morning, the cause of which is currently unknown.

Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer may become a sheriff’s deputy if a proposal to merge the Edmore Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is approved by the Edmore Village Council and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore Police Department may merge with Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office

One year ago, the Howard City Police Department merged with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. Next month, another village police department may do the same.

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2 clerks resign post in 2 weeks in Pine Township

Two clerks have resigned in as many weeks in Pine Township due to a variety of issues. Roberta “Bobby” Yaw of Lakeview was elected clerk in November 2012. She submitted a resignation letter to the township board effective Feb. 9.

From left, registered nurses Kathy Raby and Amber Ryan and emergency room physician Mike Cearlock listen as Sheridan Community Hospital Administrator Randy Fleschig takes a moment to check up on the day’s activities Thursday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sheridan Community Hospital the last independent hospital in county

Sheridan Community Hospital is in the minority, but continues to serve the majority of those who live in the heart of Montcalm County. Carson Health, which has been an affiliate of Lansing-based Sparrow Heath Systems since 1997, officially merged with Sparrow on Feb. 1 and is now known as Sparrow Carson Health.

Tri County Area Schools voters will be asked to vote on a $2.7 million five-year sinking fund proposal Tuesday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Tri County voters asked to approve $2.7 million sinking fund

Voters in the Tri County Area Schools district will be asked to approve a $2.7 million sinking fund proposal on Tuesday. Ask any Tri County administrator why, and the words “safety” and “security” will be voiced.

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Montcalm County wage talks continue

A sub-committee of Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel committee met this week to discuss whether to conduct a wage study of elected county officials — a debate that’s been simmering since last summer. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer chaired the Feb. 9 meeting alongside Board of Commissioners Chairman Patrick Q. Carr of Lakeview, Commissioner Betty Kellenberger of Carson City and Commissioner Ron Retzloff of Crystal.

Kelly Sherman is pictured with her eldest daughter, Chloe, age 10. Kelly and her husband Michael also have a 3-year-old daughter, Cooper. — Courtesy photo

Carson City woman is fighting stage 4 cancer

The last few years have been tough for the Sherman family of Carson City. Kelly Sherman was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2013. She fought it and believed she had won.