From the moment Mason Burns opens his eyes in the morning, the struggle to get out of bed begins. It’s a problem many of his third grade peers can share — wishing for another 10 minutes or hoping for a snow day — anything for a little extra time to spend in bed.
After being battered last Thursday with nearly 12 inches of snow, another blast of snow Tuesday is keeping plow drivers busy. According to Road Commission for Montcalm County Superintendent-Manager Mark Christensen, another winter storm that began at approximately 7 a.m. and carried into the night kept plow trucks on the road throughout the day.
In the winter game of snow days played by local school districts, every card in the hand has officially been played. With nearly three weeks remaining in the winter season, there isn’t a single school district within The Daily News coverage area that hasn’t exhausted the entirety of its allocated six snow days by the state government.
The Hubbardston Village Council voted to fire its fire chief earlier this month. Now Steve O’Boyle wants to tell his side of the story.
If this winter came in like a lamb, then it is going out like a lion.
A winter storm has covered all of Montcalm County in up to 11 inches of snow and closed all of the area’s schools and county offices on Thursday, with many opting to close early on Wednesday before the storm hit full force.
A second family is now grieving after a tragic accident at the Crystal Lake Winter Festival. Emily Patin, 25, of Crystal, was declared brain dead on Saturday, according to a Go Fund Me Page for her.
An ongoing dispute about unreturned items in this small village has gone to court.
The village of Hubbardston is being sued by the Hubbardston Community Center Board in a claim and delivery case. A civil trial is set for April 11 in 64A District Court in Ionia.
The Hubbardston Village Council has voted to fire its fire chief after allegations of insubordination aºnd failure to perform job duties.
The village council unanimously voted to fire Steve O’Boyle as fire chief during a special meeting Feb. 5.
One year ago, Sparrow Health System pledged to match funds annually to the Carson Foundation when it acquired Carson Health.
On Wednesday, Sparrow came through as promised.
In less than three weeks, Montcalm County residents will be deciding how much county services are worth to them.
On March 8 — the same day as Michigan’s presidential primary election — Montcalm County voters will be asked to consider a five-year Headlee override millage proposal. The millage would generate approximately $986,077 in revenue in its first year and would help fund the county’s $220,000 budget deficit, which is currently being covered by fund equity, as well as help improve or restore other county services.