Elisabeth Waldon

Brandon Hubbard

Vestaburg picks interim superintendent

This district’s high school principal has been named interim superintendent for the coming school year. Jeff Beal resigned as superintendent last month, effective June 30, to take on superintendent duties at Jackson Public Schools.

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UPDATE: Adult foster care resident remains in critical condition after struck on M-46

A local foster care resident remains in critical condition after being struck by a pick-up truck Sunday afternoon near Vestaburg.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, which occurred on Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) near Bollinger Road in Richland Township shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Renee Suchil is pictured with one of her dogs in a photograph obtained from her website. Her home-based dog breeding business Pixie Puppies was shut down by Montcalm County Animal Control last week. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County Animal Control shuts down dog breeder

Renee Suchil’s home-based dog breeding business has been shut down — again. Suchil started her business, advertised on her website as “Pixie Puppies: Unique Designer Hybrid Puppies just for YOU!!!,” in Kent County’s Solon Township. She was shut down there in 2012 after her neighbors alleged she was running a “puppy mill,” according to a WZZM TV 13 report that year.

Dave Camp

Longtime Congressman Dave Camp will not be running for re-election

Today may be April Fool’s Day, but Dave Camp’s announcement yesterday was no joke.

The longtime congressman and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee will not be pursuing re-election this year. He has served 24 years for the 4th Congressional District, which encompasses the central and northwest section of Michigan.

Lakeview

JUST IN: Lakeview High School student brought handgun to school

A Lakeview High School student brought a handgun to school last Friday with the possible intention of harming him or herself.

Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kyle Hamlin sent a letter home to parents today making them aware of the situation and ongoing investigation. Several other students were aware their fellow student had brought a gun into the high school, but no one alerted any adults.

Oakfield Township Fire Chief Don Riker is pictured at the scene of a fire in September 2012. — File photo

Oakfield Township fire chief placed on probation

This township’s fire chief has been placed on probation due to multiple issues and complaints. The Oakfield Township Board voted 5-2 at their March 11 meeting to place Fire Chief Don Riker on probation for six months.

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Montcalm Conservation District struggling financially

The history of conservation districts dates back to the “Dirty Thirties,” a time in this country’s history when people were fighting to stay financially afloat, as well as battling the destructive dust storms that severely damaged the nation’s agricultural efforts.

James Hoisington

Hoisington announces run against Outman

A union man has thrown his hat into the ring in a bid to unseat the State House representative for the 70th District. James Hoisington, D-Stanton, recently announced his intention to run against current State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, in November’s general election.

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WALDON’S PONDERINGS: Is the Carson City Gazette still ‘a fine publication’?

Now that past issues of our newspaper have been digitally archived and are available for more accessible search and perusal, I thought I would try to start writing a regular local history column.

My hope is to take a look back at local history and relate those old stories to our present day and age with the goal of providing context and perspective for the ongoing and unfolding stories of our local communities.

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Carson City Community Recognition Night to honor local veteran

The Carson City Lions Club will be hosting the 21st annual Carson City Area Community Recognition Night on Tuesday night

The event will be held at St Mary’s Hall in Carson City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing and the program will start at 7 p.m. The event usually lasts a little more than an hour and is open to the public. Admission is free and dress is casual.