A sub-committee of Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel committee met this week to discuss whether to conduct a wage study of elected county officials — a debate that’s been simmering since last summer. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer chaired the Feb. 9 meeting alongside Board of Commissioners Chairman Patrick Q. Carr of Lakeview, Commissioner Betty Kellenberger of Carson City and Commissioner Ron Retzloff of Crystal.
The last few years have been tough for the Sherman family of Carson City. Kelly Sherman was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2013. She fought it and believed she had won.
The sale of the old Bloomer Township Hall has stalled for another month.
The township board late last year put the historic Sherman Street building up for bid and received two — Seven Sisters Quilt Shop bid $40,150 and the Carson City American Legion Post 380 bid $25,000.
The Washington Club began in 1866, when John and Eliza Ashley of Grattan Township invited several other couples to celebrate the birth of America’s premiere founding father.
The Ashleys would likely be surprised and pleased to learn the club is going strong 150 years later.
Sparrows are one of the most ubiquitous and versatile birds in the world.
Lansing-based Sparrow Health System is on a similar path of recognition in mid-Michigan.
A Sheridan woman has died one day after she sustained a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Montcalm County sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a shooting on Huck Drive near County Farm Road at 9:45 p.m. Monday.
A proposal to create a clean energy district in Montcalm County stalled Monday when county commissioners couldn’t find anyone to answer their questions. In December, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted to obtain public comment about contracting with Lean & Green Michigan to create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district within the county.
A Greenville man has died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.
Charles Bliss, 32, of Cedar Springs, was driving a 2008 Buick Enclave northbound on Montcalm Avenue (West County Line Road) on Jan. 16, when the vehicle collided with Jackie Remmele Jr., 37, of Greenville, who was riding a bicycle.
The Bushnell Township Board voted to give itself wage raises at their Jan. 13 bi-monthly meeting.
Christmas is coming back to Stanton (even if you didn’t know it ever left).
A local group called Bring Christmas Back To Stanton wants to relight the large pine tree on the lawn of the Montcalm County court complex on the north side of Stanton, something which hasn’t been done for several years.