Rob Couturier has lived a father’s worst nightmare. His daughter, Brenann, was attacked by an intruder at her high school when she was 17 years old.
From newlyweds to a home daycare owner to grandparents, more than a dozen Edmore-area residents voiced their wishes and concerns about the future of the parks in the village.
Edmore’s five-year Park and Recreation Plan is currently undergoing a 30-day public input period, which will end Feb. 13. The Edmore Planning Commission held a public input meeting Monday night to get feedback about what residents wanted.
Montabella High School seniors are thinking about more than just prospective jobs and college acceptance letters. Since the 1990s, Montabella seniors have been required to complete a capstone project. The required class takes up one semester of students’ senior year. Either the summer before or during the semester, they propose and work on a project which they will complete outside of class.
Just three weeks into the new year of the Michigan House and Senate legislative sessions, the first local Legislative Update meeting of 2017 proved to be one of little detail.
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, beginning her sixth year as state senator, and Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, beginning his first year as state representative, both shared hopeful messages Monday at Montcalm Community College for the future of the state as they prepare to move forward.
In rural Michigan, reliable broadband internet may be hard to come by, but that is not the case in Montcalm County.
On Wednesday, Dan Manning, a community technology adviser with Connect Michigan, presented the county with “Connected Community” certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program.
Edmore Downtown Development Authority President Jack Miller wanted to show local officials the progress that has been made at the old General Bag Corp. factory building.
Incoming 70th District State Rep.-elect (and former Edmore village manager) Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, and outgoing Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, recently toured the facility with Miller.
A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy has succeeded a Montcalm County sheriff’s lieutenant as Edmore’s new leader. Karl Kluwe retired as a sheriff’s patrol lieutenant in 2010. He went to work as Edmore’s manager and police chief from 2010 to 2013, and then again as village president since 2014. He oversaw his final Edmore Village Council meeting in October.
Nathaniel Nisonger is a senior at Vestaburg High School, yet he still spends a lot of time at the Vestaburg Great Start Readiness Program Preschool. There are sentimental ties. The current teacher was once his first grade teacher, and his younger brother was in the program last year.
Three businesses in downtown Edmore were victimized by arson and break-ins the night of Oct. 25. Police have arrested three suspects for breaking and entering, but have not yet said whether the arson is related.
In describing greater Grand Rapids, Birgit Klohs was forthright in her approach of the area from an economic standpoint.
“Nobody wonders where Grand Rapids is,” said Klohs, the president and CEO of The Right Place. “They know New York, they know Las Vegas, they know Chicago, they know L.A., but the middle of the country is often called flyover territory.”