A local man is being charged with killing his girlfriend and then setting their home on fire in a horrific series of events Wednesday morning.
Alan and JoAnne Camp were traveling through the mountains of North Carolina when they came across an antiquated settlement, barely still in existence. The settlement was called Loafers Glory, the name reportedly coined by the women of the community who took a rather dim view of the men’s habit of lollygagging on the porch of the community store, rather than working.
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Howard City Police Department are requesting assistance of Howard City area residents to help identify a suspect wanted for questioning in a credit card fraud complaint.
A request from the Montcalm County drain commissioner continues to get clogged in committee meetings. Last summer, Sandy Raines requested that her two seasonal part-time drain maintenance employees be made permanent and have their hours increased to 35 hours per week.
There’s a new police officer in town. The Edmore Village Council approved hiring Sarah Chamberlain at Monday night’s council meeting, effective Tuesday. She worked her first full shift Friday night.
Cold weather is rapidly approaching, but the issue of snowplowing is a heated one in this village. The Edmore Village Council was at odds at Monday night’s meeting over which company to hire for snowplowing services this winter, as well as lawn mowing services next spring and summer.
Two Tri County High School teachers have been placed on leave amid an internal investigation regarding possible inappropriate computer usage.
An engineer is defined as a person trained and skilled in design, construction and use. Art Compton was the exemplification of an engineer.
An elderly Howard City man has died several days after a motorcycle-minivan crash Sunday night that left another man dead as well. Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt confirmed William MacTavish died Tuesday night. He was 84 years old.
A police chief’s proposal for a countywide secondhand dealers ordinance is moving forward. The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee voted Tuesday to recommend the full board adopt the proposal. The full board will vote on the ordinance at the next regular meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28.