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.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The city of Belding is earning quite a reputation for hiring and then losing city managers.
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.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, April 14, 2014
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.
It’s hard not to notice the streak of small orange flags lined along M-57, west of Greenville, flapping in the wind.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 12, 2014
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon near Greenville.