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Kalvin Quakenbush, a junior and the head electrician for the Mustang Robotics, tells the Montabella school board on Monday how he helped design a robot to be able to be successful in the gear component of a competition. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Montabella Mustangs Robotics team is looking for support

Being involved in robotics has helped Kalvin Quackenbush with his grades and direction after high school graduation. “This program kind of led me where I wanted to go, which is electrical engineering or robotic engineering,” said Quackenbush, a Montabella High School junior and the head electrician of Mustangs Robotics.

New Ferris Township Trustee Kevin Hills looks over the list of requirements for the position. Hills was unanimously voted to join the board during a special meeting Monday.  — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Ferris Township Board appoints new trustee

Once again, Ferris Township has a full board to serve its residents.

On Monday, the township board held a special meeting to fill an open trustee position after former trustee Randy Stearns was appointed to fill the supervisor position, which was vacated when Brian Stratton resigned.

Rep. Jim Lower sits down with  volunteer grandparent Joan Pitts during his visit to Montabella Elementary School. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Rep. Lower tours Montabella Elementary School

As State Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, walked the hallways of Montabella Elementary School, he gets a chance to see what administrators, teachers and students experience there on a daily basis.

From left, Montcalm Township Trustee Tim Rau, Treasurer Rose Hyde, Supervisor Mike Adams, Clerk Amy Richards and Trustee Steve Sprague reviewed nine road projects the Road Commission for Montcalm County proposed, and approved four of them on Wednesday. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Montcalm Township Board approves four road projects

As temperatures rise and spring progresses, the beginning of road construction approaches throughout Montcalm County. For Montcalm Township residents and those traveling through the area this spring or summer, at least four areas within the township will be under construction.

This summer, as part of John “JD” Johansen’s Eagle Scout project, several trees within Monroe Cemetery will be cut and cleared to create more usable space. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Greenville Boy Scout plans to improve Monroe Cemetery

John “JD” Johansen is planning on spending much of his time at Monroe Cemetery this summer before he starts 10th grade at Greenville High School.

Max George, survey manager with Fleis & VandenBrink, shows Sheridan Village Council members and residents how the former Carnation property is currently split up. George along with Bruce Pindzia, senior project manager with Fleis & VandenBrink, are working on simplifying the division of the property. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Sheridan nears end of redeveloping Carnation property

Just over a year ago, this community said goodbye to the old Carnation condensery building.

The Sheridan Village Council hopes to welcome new businesses to that property this year.

Edmore Department of Public Works employee Tim Shinabargar stands next to a used vactor truck Edmore recently purchased for $10,000. Shinabargar has already used the vactor truck and says it makes a difference on projects. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Purchase of used vactor truck helps Edmore DPW

When Department of Public Works (DPW) employees respond to a water leak in Edmore, they’ll be bringing along their newest piece of equipment: A vactor truck.

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MCC gives scholarship to Lakeview seventh-grader

Seventh-grade students at Lakeview Middle School are thinking about the future. As part of the seventh-grade business writing class, students were required to write formal and informal letters.

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Longtime Ferris Township supervisor resigns

After serving on the Ferris Township Board for an estimated 30 years, the supervisor has resigned. “It has become necessary for me to resign my position as supervisor of Ferris Township effective upon the appointment of a successor or May 1, whichever occurs first. It has been an honor,” Brian Stratton wrote in his resignation letter, which he submitted to the board last Thursday.

Peter Januzelli, an entrepreneurship and fashion and design student at Central Michigan University, works on a sewing machine to create a clothing line which will be showcased at CMU’s Threads Fashion Show on April 22. — Courtesy photo/Binge Yan

Greenville graduate pursuing career in fashion design

Peter Januzelli knew he wanted to do something different between his sophomore and junior year at Central Michigan University.

“All it took was one summer of not liking what I was doing to snap me out of it,” the Greenville High School graduate said.