The Montcalm County 4-H Fair is in full swing and that means barns and tents are full to bursting with animals and their caretakers, the smells of fair foods like elephant ears and corn dogs waft through the air and everywhere you turn there are faces of excited participants eager to show off the hard work they’ve put in. What might be surprising to some is how much work that goes into the fair and the events, much of which is done by volunteers. So many people get involved for the love of 4-H and the community that 4-H promotes.
A Hawaii judge came all the way to Montcalm County to meet with local judges who are hoping to follow in the footsteps of a successful approach to a probation program.
Judge Steven Alm, who has been a circuit court judge since 2001, created Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program (or HOPE). He created the program after witnessing a high failure rate in Hawaii’s probation system; offenders who were up to 20 probation violations with no improvement, and the only options being used were talking to them or sending them to prison.
Montcalm County will be holding a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Montcalm Area Career Center at 1550 W. Sidney Road, Sidney.
It can be tough to beat the heat in Michigan, and for students enrolled in summer school programs, it is a statement that can hold especially true. With most school districts currently implementing three months off for students during the summer months, the majority of those districts forego the often expensive option of providing air conditioning.
Sports affiliated with Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will continue to be regulated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners have decided to turn over budget cut decisions to their new controller-administrator.
The board voted 6-3 on Monday to approve Controller-Administrator Robert Clingenpeel’s recommendation that the board authorize him to “make necessary budget reductions” effective that same day on an ongoing basis.
Most of us remember the “family truckster” station wagon in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” It was what we typically thought of as the perfect vehicle for a growing family.
Members of the Crystal Township Board voted Wednesday evening to adopt the 2016-2017 fiscal year township budget.
Three law enforcement men are vying to be elected the next sheriff of Montcalm County.
Longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year. Whoever voters choose in the Aug. 2 primary election to succeed Barnwell will be tasked with overseeing a department that has been hit with repeated budget cuts over the years.
The Daily News asked the three candidates — all Republicans — for their thoughts about the budget crunch and their plans for the future, if elected.
Michael Kotenko rose to speak before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.
May 23 was the first major public appearance for the 14-year sheriff’s deputy since last autumn, when he narrowly escaped being murdered on the job.