The first thing a visitor to Grattan Academy Elementary School sees as they walk into the building is a case displaying four jars filled with change beneath the phrase, “Let the penny wars begin!”
The Grattan Academy Board of Directors is committing nearly $10,000 toward marketing its school to attract new students, while retaining current ones. During a special meeting Jan.16, the Grattan school board unanimously approved hiring Piper & Gold Public Relations firm for the purpose of building a compelling marketing communications plan at a cost not to exceed $9,750.
Juggling four sports and sitting at the top of her class with a 4.12 GPA, there’s not much outside of school that Greta Wilker has time for.
That is, until the Belding High School senior stares into the eyes of her golden retriever puppy, Porsche, who stares back with an equal amount of love and affection.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s office is now accepting applications to fill a judge vacancy in Ionia and Montcalm counties.
Judge David Hoort of Portland has accepted a job with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He will retire as judge on Feb. 26.
The Belding Area Schools Board of Education unanimously approved four separate motions Tuesday for expenditures in technology for the district: Network equipment, wireless equipment, telephone service and Internet service.
When plotting bus routes for Belding Area Schools, Transportation Director Beverly Brownell often feels like she’s jumping a few decades into the past. That’s because the current system in place involves a printed map that uses a color-coded system of pushpins and thumb tacks to map out the school district’s bus routes.
In November, there was much discussion by this township’s board centered on the idea of creating a standalone ordinance to deal with the storage of recreational vehicles (RVs).
That conversation picked up again during the Jan. 12 Otisco Township Board meeting as a revised version of the ordinance, which would restrict the parking of RVs on both vacant and occupied dwellings, was discussed.
Board members voted 2-1 to raise the limit on Township Clerk Lynda Sower’s township credit card from $1,500 to $5,000.
The request came during the Jan. 12 Otisco Township Board meeting from Sower, who complained the $1,500 limit was not enough to reserve hotel rooms for conference trips for all five board members.
As a Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy, Charlie Mahar often sees the dark side of human nature.
During his 10 years in law enforcement, Mahar has witnessed a major increase in heroin, methamphetamine and prescription drug use. He has personally dealt with countless addicts, some of whom were former high school athletes that he coached.
The flavor of the craft beer isn’t the only thing that is creative at Horse’s Mouth Tavern nowadays. With the addition of sip-and-paint workshops becoming popular at the location, patrons are getting crafty, too.