During his tenure as principal of Lakeview High School, Gary Jensen helped move the school from the state’s “dishonor roll” to one of the highest rated educational institutions in Michigan. Jensen has always been quick to credit the hard work of his fellow staffers and students for this transformation, but there’s little doubt it was Jensen’s guiding hand that made the change possible.
Sometimes, good things come to those who wait. This can be a hopeful philosophy, particularly when the party doing the waiting has no choice. Such is the case for the city of Stanton.
STANTON — A Downtown Development Authority in Stanton came one step closer to fruition Tuesday evening when the City Commission discussed recommendations regarding the DDA’s proposed boundaries. City Manager Jake Eckholm presented commissioners with a resolution of intent to create the authority, specifying “All properties abutting the State Highway M-66 within the city limits … [...]
This city may soon see an influx of light industrial expansion, assuming a deal between Stanton and a company currently located in Cedar Springs goes through as expected. PromoQuip, which builds and markets promotional equipment — like “money blowing booths,” Plinko games and prize wheels — is in negotiations with the city for a piece of property located at 1126 East Main St. According to City Manager Jake Eckholm and PromoQuip owner David Sanderson, the purchase is close to being a “done deal.”
Friends of and family of Carson City-Crystal High School student Bailey Lance, who died recently from injuries sustained in a one-car accident, are doing their part to make sure his memory is not forgotten and to help Bailey’s family with medical and funeral expenses.
Sometimes, one man’s dream can become a vision that inspires an entire community. So it was when Jason Chrisman decided to open a tanning salon at the Covered Village Mall in Belding.
Although this village’s water system complies with state codes, there is room for improvement, particularly in outlying areas. This according to a recent study commissioned by the village by Rowe Professional Services.
Funds are coming in even faster than anticipated for a planned new downtown clock. The project’s logistics also are on track and planners are confident the clock will be installed according to schedule, sometime this fall or possibly sooner.
Students at Central Montcalm Middle School were squealing with delight Thursday when several of their teachers and principal swallowed their pride, held their noses and kissed a pig. The porcine canoodling was the students’ reward for rising to the top of the North American leader board on the Manga High online math website. According to teacher Shannon Powell, several math teachers promised to kiss a live pig if the students achieved this goal.
A lakefront property donated to this village could conceivably help pay for the cost of new snow removal equipment. Although the deal is still tentative, the Lakeview Village Council recently voted to allow Village Manager Jake Eckholm to move forward with the sale of a Townline Lake property donated to the village by Wells Fargo.