One of the most beloved and unique school administrators has passed away, leaving a lasting legacy in the Isabella-Montcalm county area. Ronald Farrell died last Wednesday at his home in Blanchard. He was 72 years old.
Local farmers had a chance to share their thoughts with the Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District on Friday. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, toured Andersen Brothers, a centennial farm in rural Blanchard, and met with constituents to discuss agricultural issues, such as food labeling and environmental standards, as well as concerns about ISIS and refugees.
Beekeeping and forklifting continues to be a successful combination for an Edmore business. A&O Forklift has doubled its production in the past four years and shows no signs of slowing down. Located in the Sunrise Industrial Park — formerly home to Hitachi Magnetics Corp., which shuttered in 2004 — the business is on track to produce 250 forklifts this year. That’s steady growth from previous production of 140 forklifts in 2012 and 180 forklifts in 2013.
On the surface, the building of small robots in Art Ward’s engineering and technology class looks like an opportunity for students to flaunt the excitement of their inner child.
But buried beneath the assembly of erector pieces, the smiles and laughter that bubble to the surface from students during successful robot demonstrations, are lessons and skills that will guide them into becoming successful future engineers and technicians.
Neil Rankin has found new employment more than a year after he was fired by the Edmore Village Council.
Here we go again: Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve state roads. The legislation includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike.
The grants just keep rolling in for Edmore. Village officials recently learned they were receiving a $644,276 stormwater, asset management and wastewater (SAW) grant, plus a $13,000 strategic funding grant for the former Hitachi property.
When it comes to cancer treatment, is it a positive attitude that breeds success or success that produces a positive attitude?
If you ask cancer survivors Karen Herzog and Brenda Saladin, they might tell you it’s a little bit of both.
Talk about a sticky situation. A Monday morning traffic accident resulted in 900-plus gallons of driveway sealer and liquid tar spilling onto Vestaburg’s main intersection.
Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.