Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state’s infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding. In early returns, Proposal 1 was down 77 percent to 23 percent in Oakland and Kent counties, two of the state’s largest counties.
Voters approved annexing Palo Community School into the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district today.
A young boy survived nearly two dozen bites from four Rottweiler dogs Monday afternoon thanks to a nearby construction worker who came running to help. According to the Michigan State Police, the incident occurred around 5:10 p.m. in the Riverdale area of Gratiot County.
Ionia County is leaving a four-county employment service agency for a new 13-county arrangement. In a split vote Tuesday night, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners voted against staying with the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) — which serves Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties — in favor of realigning with a yet-to-be-finalized Michigan Works agency in Region 4, which encompasses 13 counties.
Over the past several months, the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education has been following the issue of how to deal with parents who exercise their right to carry weapons into the area schools. Schools are technically considered weapons free zones. Despite that classification, people with certified pistol licenses (CPLs) are still allowed to carry a weapon onto school property.
As the popularity of electronic cigarettes grows, so too does the amount of questions raised regarding how they should be regulated. Are they dangerous? What’s in them? Are they a legitimate substitute for traditional cigarettes?
What’s been working for a four-county area in central Michigan for the past 35 years may not be working anymore.
The Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) has been in existence since 1981. The agency is unique in that it encompasses four counties — Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm — and works in conjunction with local EightCAP services.
A Michigan Notable Book Award winner — and former Detroit punk rocker — will make an appearance at Carson City Public Library on Saturday. Sean Madigan Hoen, a native of Dearborn, is the author of “Songs Only You Know,” a searing memoir detailing his growing-up years amidst themes of addiction, depression, the music industry and family love and loss.
After months of sitting quiet in the dark, doors closed to the public, the image of patrons enjoying movies all but a memory, the sun is now shining on the Crystal Box Office Theatre again. Owner Roger Gooding was forced to close the business in November 2014. Now, for the first time in more than five months, the single-screen theater is illuminated with a new movie and plenty of guests.
Up until now, the only turkeys in Montcalm County that have been knocked down have been those on the bowling lane. However, that is about to change. Starting next Monday, hunters will be out in the woods trying to bag the wily wild turkey. Spring turkey season opens up at 6:20 a.m. on April 20 and hunters are getting excited to get out in the field.