Elisabeth Waldon

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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.

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Nice weather cancels vote on Montcalm County parks

Monday’s weather was so unseasonably warm, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone a vote. Earlier this month, the county’s Parks & Rec Commission had recommended permanently closing the county’s day parks for the season one month early — on Oct. 1 instead of Nov. 1.

Howard City Village President S. Michael Scott, at left, addresses council members during Monday night’s discussion about hiring a village manager. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City chooses 3 village manager finalists

The current Cedar Springs city manager and a former Edmore village manager are among the finalists for this village’s top job. The Howard City Village Council met Monday night to choose three finalists out of 15 applications for the part-time village manager position. The three finalists are former Edmore Village Manager Eric Dodson, village of Lawrence Department of Public Works specialist Daniel Faulkner and current Cedar Springs City Manager Thad Taylor.

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Howard City receives $400,000 SAW grant

This small village recently became the second town in Montcalm County to receive a Stormwater, Asset Management & Wastewater (SAW) grant. The $423,963 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) — with a village funding match of about $47,000 — will allow Howard City to begin an otherwise expensive assessment of its wastewater and storm water systems.

James Lower

Edmore Village Council offers manager job to Ionia man

The possible next manager of this village is no stranger to working alongside government officials.

During a 14-minute meeting Thursday, the Edmore Village Council voted 6-1 to offer the manager job to James Lower of Ionia.

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St. Mary’s craft show returns to Carson City on Oct. 25, marks 40th year

The St. Mary’s Catholic Church craft show started out like any other annual event — with a group of hard working people who wanted to do something special in their community.

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Howard City Village Council reviewing manager applications

This village has been without an official manager for three years.
Village President S. Michael Scott has been partially filling the position since the last village manager, Mark Rambo, left in September 2011. But in one month, Scott is retiring, leaving the village without a leader.