Elisabeth Waldon

Daniel Faulkner, center, is quizzed by members of the Howard City Village Council at a special meeting Monday evening. Faulkner is one of three finalists for the village manager position. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City Village Council interviews first manager finalist

This village’s council interviewed the first of three finalists for village manager Monday evening. Daniel Faulkner was quizzed by all seven members of the Howard City Village Council. The village’s manager job is a part-time position.

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‘Apathy’ blamed for 41 percent voter turnout in Montcalm County

More political ads were aired on one West Michigan TV station than anywhere else in the United States, but the majority of voters chose not to go to the polls Tuesday. Just 41 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters participated in the general election, down from almost 44 percent in the 2010 general election and 56 percent in the 2006 general election.

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Hemingsen easily re-elected 64B District Court judge

The sitting judge of Montcalm County 64B District Court was handily returned to the bench by voters Tuesday.

Judge Donald Hemingsen won the non-partisan election with 9,407 votes, compared to challenger Kathleen Dunne’s 4,568 votes, or 67 percent to 33 percent.

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Kellenberger re-elected Montcalm County District 3 commissioner

The incumbent Montcalm County commissioner for District 3 was overwhelmingly re-elected Tuesday.

Betty Kellenberger, R-Carson City, received 1,029 votes compared to challenger Nancy Jeffrey, D-Sheridan, who received 608 votes, or 63 percent to 37 percent.

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Heckman elected new Howard City village president

Randy Heckman has been chosen as the new president of this village.

Heckman received 242 votes in the non-partisan race compared to challenger Ken Thomas Sr., who received 146 votes, or 62 percent to 38 percent.

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Eureka Township supervisor keeps seat

This township’s supervisor has been re-elected to another term.

Rodney Roy received 760 votes to challenger Les Lillie’s 571 votes, or 57 to 43 percent.

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Voters elect to turn over Edmore Village Council

This village has a new leader and new council members.

Voters made their dissatisfaction known at the polls Tuesday in the most contested race in Montcalm County. A total of 17 candidates were in the running for five seats on the Edmore Village Council.

Greenville has a new park and ride area thanks to the efforts of the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee. The car pool is located on the west side of Meijer’s parking lot just off M-57. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Carpool located on west side of Greenville Meijer parking lot

Carpooling just became more convenient in Greenville. The Meijer store now features a park and ride on the west side of its parking lot, thanks to a yearlong effort by the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee.

A view of Greenville High School athletic fields courtesy of a Pictometry aerial flyover photo-mapping project. (Courtesy photos)

A virtual tour of Montcalm County: Aerial photo flyover project complete

A bird’s eye view of anywhere in Montcalm County is now just a few clicks away.

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Financial help available for local veterans

The Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission is one of the lesser known charitable organizations in Montcalm County. Chairman Eric Halvorsen of Sheridan reported on the group’s annual activities during Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting.