Elisabeth Waldon

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JUST IN: Edmore police department merger moves forward

A proposal to merge the Edmore Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office took another step forward today.

Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee unanimously recommended the full board approve the merger.

Scott Koenigsknecht

JUST IN: MAISD superintendent offered job in Ingham County

The longtime superintendent of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is being offered the same job in another county.

Andy Levin

Montcalm County creates PACE district

Montcalm County has become the 10th county in Michigan to create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 9-0 Monday to adopt a resolution creating a PACE district.

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Kennel ordinance continues to dog Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

That doggone kennel ordinance. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has been actively discussing updating the county’s dog kennel ordinance for more than a year now.

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AGO purchases north Greenville Meijer gas station, will become Citgo station

All remnants of Meijer are fading from the north side of Greenville.

Tri County High School, located just south of Howard City, will receive a new office at the main entrance as part of a voter approved sinking fund proposal Tuesday — File photo

Tri County sinking fund proposal passes by 20 votes

Voters in the Tri County Area School district narrowly approved a $2.7 million sinking fund proposal Tuesday by just 20 votes. The final tally was 555 “yes” votes to 535 “no” votes, or about 51 to 49 percent.

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Montcalm County Housing Commission residence destroyed after 2 fires

A Montcalm County Housing Commission complex bathroom caught fire Monday afternoon, but the Howard City Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze.

However, a separate fire started up early Tuesday morning, the cause of which is currently unknown.

Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer may become a sheriff’s deputy if a proposal to merge the Edmore Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is approved by the Edmore Village Council and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore Police Department may merge with Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office

One year ago, the Howard City Police Department merged with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. Next month, another village police department may do the same.

Roberta Yaw

2 clerks resign post in 2 weeks in Pine Township

Two clerks have resigned in as many weeks in Pine Township due to a variety of issues. Roberta “Bobby” Yaw of Lakeview was elected clerk in November 2012. She submitted a resignation letter to the township board effective Feb. 9.

From left, registered nurses Kathy Raby and Amber Ryan and emergency room physician Mike Cearlock listen as Sheridan Community Hospital Administrator Randy Fleschig takes a moment to check up on the day’s activities Thursday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sheridan Community Hospital the last independent hospital in county

Sheridan Community Hospital is in the minority, but continues to serve the majority of those who live in the heart of Montcalm County. Carson Health, which has been an affiliate of Lansing-based Sparrow Heath Systems since 1997, officially merged with Sparrow on Feb. 1 and is now known as Sparrow Carson Health.