The view of the McDonald’s parking lot Tuesday morning may have appeared intimidating to motorists passing by, with two police cruisers parked in plain sight. However, the atmosphere inside the restaurant was nothing but friendly and casual as police officers mingled with residents during the first “Coffee With A Cop” gathering.
Have you ever wanted to sit down with a police officer over a hot cup of coffee and casually discuss community issues? You will soon have a chance. The Carson City Police Department is hosting an event dubbed “Coffee With A Cop” at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the McDonald’s restaurant in Carson City.
Autumn is just around the corner, and so is ArtPrize. The annual contest returns to West Michigan starting Wednesday through Oct. 6. During that time frame, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids will be bursting at the seams with unique achievements both inspiring and challenging as artists offer up some of their most prized work for the community to judge. “CA total of 1,524 entries have been submitted this year. Here’s a look at nine local artists and their presentations.
It was difficult to tell what was hotter Tuesday, the fire at a two-story apartment building in Carson City, or the sun glowering over it. Firefighters from five departments battled a blaze at Carson Place Apartments around 3 p.m. despite temperatures in the mid-90s.
In a crowded conference room, with no chair empty and many residents standing, with those who were last to arrive poking their head through the entryway door, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education met Monday evening in what became a heated discussion over the district’s curriculum and reaction to several recent newspaper guest editorials and letters to the editor.
After almost eight months of negotiations, a purchase/sale agreement has been finalized between Carson City and Carson Health. The Carson City Council approved selling the former water tower property to Carson Health at the Aug. 20 council meeting. The property was appraised at $36,000, but the hospital offered $20,000, which the council accepted.
This extended Labor Day weekend will be over in the blink of an eye and students will head back to school bright and early Tuesday morning. Local school district officials are excited about a number of new programs being offered this year — from early college opportunities to partnering with parents to special education knowledge to … new saxophones!
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a young man who murdered an elderly Hubbardston woman should be resentenced on the conviction of first-degree murder. Justin Stephens, 24, was convicted by a jury trial in July 2011 of killing Bernita “Billie” Cunningham, 80, in her Hubbardston home in December 2006. Stephens was 17 years old at the time of the murder.
Several local teachers had the opportunity to participate in a summer writing project before the start of the new school year. Carson City-Crystal Area Schools teacher Kathy Kurtze, Central Montcalm Public School teacher Shannon Powell, Greenville. Public Schools speech therapist Jamee Gunn, Lakeview Community Schools teacher Ron Patton and Montcalm Community College teacher Kresta Train spent four weeks of their summer break immersed in writing at the Chippewa River Writing Project Summer Institute at Central Michigan University.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has (mostly) agreed to obey an “archaic” state law and pay financial damages to a local farmer after two dogs attacked and killed his sheep last year. Commissioners have been debating the issue since April, when Kenneth Lund of Sheridan wrote commissioners a letter detailing a Nov. 20, 2012, incident in which a flock of 28 sheep owned by Lund’s wife Deb were attacked by two neighborhood dogs. Six ewes were killed by the dogs and two more ewes had to be euthanized due to the severity of their wounds. The remaining sheep were all injured in some form or another.