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Guest View | Timothy Scott

GUEST VIEW: Support continuance of current 911 surcharge

Four years ago, the residents of Montcalm County generously supported an increase in the telephone surcharge, from $1.89 to $2.85, to support the continued operation of the Montcalm County Central Dispatch. The Montcalm County Central Dispatch Authority Board, after analyzing the anticipated needs of the Central Dispatch operation, requested only a partial collection of the approved total, basically reducing the surcharge from $2.85 to $2.49.

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Funeral Notices for April 16, 2014

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Funeral Notices April 15, 2014

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OUR VIEW: Has Belding learned from its own history?

The city of Belding is earning quite a reputation for hiring and then losing city managers.

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OUR VIEW: Tough news about Threshold

Last week it was announced that Threshold Academy, a free public charter school in Ionia County, most likely will have to close its doors on June 30.

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Funeral Notices for April 14, 2014

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Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: A more productive vision of education

Readers of this column will not be surprised to hear me say that I am not a fan of standardized testing. Of course, I believe we need to assess the work of students and of course, I believe we must hold teachers accountable for their work. But I have long believed that the obsession with testing for the purpose of punishing teachers is off the mark. And I have found someone who agrees and says it much more eloquently than I.

Orange flags that line M-57 outside of Greenville detail the track in which underground cables for communications company AT&T is installing new service cables. The project is part of $1.7 million invested in bettering local networks in Michigan.

AT&T installing new fiber optic in Greenville

It’s hard not to notice the streak of small orange flags lined along M-57, west of Greenville, flapping in the wind.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon near Greenville. Officials from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident that occurred on South Greenville Road north of Colby Road around 1:06 p.m. - Courtesy photo

JUST IN: 3 injured in 2-vehicle crash near Greenville

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon near Greenville.