One of the more hot-button issues in Lansing this year has become the status of “sanctuary cities” in Michigan, and Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, finds himself at the center of the issue.
On a road to restoration for nearly six years, recovering addict Justin Yost is one of the strongest voices of the community in the fight against drug use.
Having spoken at five different schools, reaching out to almost 1,000 students, Yost, 33, of Greenville, uses every opportunity to tell his story geared toward prevention.
It’s been almost a full school year since Montabella Elementary School introduced the Journey Reading Series, and it has been well-received overall. The new curriculum was adopted with hopes of improving literacy in the elementary school and thus increasing test scores.
Congressman John Moolenaar knew Thursday evening’s listening session was going to be a bumpy ride.
As about 900 people were being seated in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium at Central Michigan University, Moolenaar steadied himself for the event in a dressing room in the basement of the nearly century-old theater.
Not much listening took place during a Thursday night “listening session” hosted by Congressman John Moolenaar.
Nearly 900 people packed Central Michigan University’s Warriner Hall to hear from the Republican representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which encompasses 15 counties.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider a recommendation to set a lower rate for municipalities to contract with sheriff’s deputies than the sheriff would prefer.
The county’s Finance & Personnel Committee on April 10 voted to recommend the full board approve setting all contract rates for deputies at $75,000 starting in 2019. Sheriff Mike Williams had asked commissioners to set the rate at $79,000.
Being involved in robotics has helped Kalvin Quackenbush with his grades and direction after high school graduation. “This program kind of led me where I wanted to go, which is electrical engineering or robotic engineering,” said Quackenbush, a Montabella High School junior and the head electrician of Mustangs Robotics.
Once again, Ferris Township has a full board to serve its residents.
On Monday, the township board held a special meeting to fill an open trustee position after former trustee Randy Stearns was appointed to fill the supervisor position, which was vacated when Brian Stratton resigned.
As State Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, walked the hallways of Montabella Elementary School, he gets a chance to see what administrators, teachers and students experience there on a daily basis.
Congressman John Moolenaar will be hosting a district-wide listening session Thursday evening at Central Michigan University’s Plachta Auditorium.