Elisabeth Waldon

Mark Reiss and Christine Reiss

JUST IN: Former Greenville police chief’s ex-wife found guilty of health care fraud

The ex-wife of the former Greenville police chief was found guilty by a jury today of three counts of health care fraud in Kent County’s 17th Circuit Court.

Montcalm County Maintenance Director Scott Wright gestures in frustration as he eyes the eroding hillside along the exit driveway of the Montcalm County Administrative Building property in Stanton. Pictured behind Wright is the Michigan State University Extension Office, which has a rotting porch deck. The county has no money to fix these and other infrastructure problems. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County stuck with aging infrastructure and no way to pay

Montcalm County’s 107-year-old courthouse is showing its age … and a little makeup won’t be enough to smooth over the wrinkles.


Montcalm County commissioners approve budget calendar

Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel Committee on Monday approved a variety of budgetary motions, including a 2018 budget calendar to help them stay on track.


Montcalm County investigation nears $400,000 in bills at 9-month mark

Montcalm County is approaching $400,000 in legal costs as a financial investigation of this county hits the nine-month mark.

The Daily News submitted a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to learn how much county commissioners have approved paying in legal and accounting bills since the investigation got underway in August 2016.

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Trufant man identified after fatal accident on M-66

A Trufant man has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident last week at M-66 and Sidney Road.

Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) Executive Director Steve Currie updated the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday about MAC’s legislative priorities for Michigan counties. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners hear from new MAC director

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners heard an update about state priorities for counties from the new leader of the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) on Monday.

DME Corp. and its parent company Milacron Holdings Corp. are consolidating its mold base manufacturing from Pennsylvania to 1117 E. Fairplains St. in Greenville. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Plastic injection molding business expanding to Greenville

A 75-year-old global plastic injection molding supplier is closing its plant in Pennsylvania and making a $5 million expansion to Greenville, creating up to 70 new jobs.

Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams speaks with Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin on Monday night after county commissioners voted to create a set rate for local municipalities regarding contracted sheriff’s deputy pay in 2019. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners set rate for contracted sheriff’s deputies

Local municipalities will all be paying the same price for contracted sheriff’s deputy coverage starting in 2019.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on Monday night to set the annual contract rate at $75,000 starting in 2019.


IN BRIEF: Montcalm County BOC hires fourth investigative firm

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has hired a fourth firm to investigate the county’s troubled financial situation.

Congressman John Moolenaar meets with media before Thursday’s listening session at Central Michigan University. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Congressman Moolenaar talks failed ACA repeal effort, future of health care reform

Congressman John Moolenaar knew Thursday evening’s listening session was going to be a bumpy ride.

As about 900 people were being seated in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium at Central Michigan University, Moolenaar steadied himself for the event in a dressing room in the basement of the nearly century-old theater.