Bumblebees and forklifts may not seem like an obvious partnership, but they’re proving to be a hot combo for an Edmore business. Brian Kulling, who grew up near Detroit and now lives in Alma, earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University in Flint. He was looking for business opportunities and while he was working for a sheet metal provider to A&O Forklift, he heard the owner of A&O was looking to sell.
Last year, 1,264 Montcalm County kids enjoyed a Merry Christmas, thanks to the efforts of Jennifer Bouck and her fellow Toys for Tots volunteers. Bouck, who coordinates the program county-wide, hopes to do at least that well with this year’s effort.
Posted in: Local Friday, December 6th, 2013
The Edmore Village Council has finally decided on hiring a snowplowing company, but the agreement is far from unanimous.
About 14 years ago, Judy Hardy, along with a few other members of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton, decided to start a baby pantry in the church’s basement. The decision followed a presentation on the topic to the church’s leadership board.
Montabella cross country coach Jeff Kauffman had set a goal for his girls team to finish in the top 10 of the teams in Division 4 race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. After finishing ninth with 260 points, Kauffman said the mission was accomplished.
Greenville 40, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 37: The Yellow Jackets used an 11-5 third quarter to help pull away from the Rockets on Tuesday night to open the high school basketball season. Leah Somerfield led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Greenville…
Posted in: High School Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Montabella’s volleyball team had only one win in the entire 2013 season, but that win came at a pretty good time. The win was in the Mid-State Activities Conference tournament, and it propelled the Mustangs to a third-place finish overall.
They were gathered, laughing and talking, but it was not a celebration. They were working, side by side, local folks representing 12 different organizations in the area, to help feed hungry children through a Kids Against Hunger event.
Twenty years ago, two high school students who felt lonely and disconnected at times had a single idea to help bring students together from throughout Michigan who they could easily relate to. Amanda Bogart and Dan Kauffman attended Central Montcalm High School, but unlike their peers, they were deaf.
This year has been a draining but productive one for the Montcalm County Drain Commission. Sandy Raines was elected drain commissioner last November. According to Raines, her office has either started or completed 10 major drain projects throughout the county this year.
The multiple courts of Ionia and Montcalm counties are about to be consolidated underneath one chief judge. Ionia County’s 64A District Court Judge Raymond Voet was recently appointed chief judge of circuit, district and probate courts in Ionia and Montcalm counties. His new appointment will take effect Jan. 1.