Mike VanWagner has been Howard City’s director of municipal services for 20 years and he’s never seen a village water main freeze … until this winter.
A young man was killed after his car collided with a semi-tractor and trailer on a snowy road Saturday morning in Vestaburg.
The police officers in this village are hanging up their blue uniform and donning a garment of brown. Today, the Howard City Police Department officially merges with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, bringing an end to the police department history of nearly six decades. It’s a noteworthy undertaking, unmatched by any other in county history, as far as Sheriff Bill Barnwell knows.
An elderly man was trying to help a stranded motorist Friday morning near Trufant, when the man was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle.
Thomas Porter has been appointed to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners … again.
The Montcalm Alliance may have been in the news lately regarding a failed millage proposal that never even went to a vote, but in the meantime, the Alliance’s executive director has been staying busy working to assist local businesses.
Jacob Rytlewski is exchanging a job in an often cold climate for a new adventure in a warmer atmosphere. Rytlewski, the resource recovery coordinator for Montcalm County, has resigned to take a job in Florida. His last day working for Montcalm County will be Feb. 21 and he plans to head south in early March.
An attempt to pick up children at a Reynolds Township daycare that had local law enforcement involved and local parents worried turned out to be just a simple miscommunication.
An economic development millage proposal may have died at the county level, but Greenville officials are continuing to pursue the idea on their own. Late last year, members of the Montcalm Alliance, a local economic development group, asked the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners to approve a property tax increase to fund the Alliance’s effort to join forces with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization. Certain Alliance members wanted commissioners to approve a special millage via Michigan’s Public Act 88, which would bypass a vote of the people. The proposal moved forward in committee meetings, but the idea died last month after commissioners declined to vote on the proposal, effectively killing it.
The Stanton City Commission is considering the feasibility of constructing a pedestrian bridge and pathway to connect the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail with the recently redeveloped D. Hale Brake Park.