There were a lot of firsts happening for Vestaburg Community School last weekend. The high school’s first robotics team competed in their first competition — and won — during a tournament in Shepherd on April 8. The competition is part of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics.
“I was 22 and only smoked weed, drank from here and there, took pills sometimes. Some call me a late bloomer.” — So begins a letter written by Amber Rowland on April 11, 2016, and read aloud in Montcalm County’s Drug Court as a success story from someone who was bound by addiction, but fought to be sober.
When Department of Public Works (DPW) employees respond to a water leak in Edmore, they’ll be bringing along their newest piece of equipment: A vactor truck.
Moolenaar, R-Midland, is the representative of the 4th District, which includes Montcalm County (minus Eureka Township), as well as Gratiot, Isabella and Mecosta counties, among others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 4th District is the second-most rural district in the state, second only to the 1st District, which contains the entirety of the Upper Peninsula.
The 2015 Sam Quinones book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” tells the story of how the prescription painkiller epidemic of the early 2000s spawned heroin addiction in unlikely locations around the country.
After serving on the Ferris Township Board for an estimated 30 years, the supervisor has resigned. “It has become necessary for me to resign my position as supervisor of Ferris Township effective upon the appointment of a successor or May 1, whichever occurs first. It has been an honor,” Brian Stratton wrote in his resignation letter, which he submitted to the board last Thursday.
During a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Ferris Township Board accepted the resignation of longtime Supervisor Brian Stratton.
The township received Stratton’s letter last Thursday.
A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt and a bust of Thomas Jefferson are prominently displayed in the downtown Lansing office of Michigan State House Rep. Jim Lower. There’s nothing random about Lower and his approach to being a state representative.
“There’s reason and purpose to literally everything I do,” he says.
Amid an uncertain future for the Montcalm County Animal Shelter, a group of people have come together to provide some peace of mind for pets and pet owners throughout the county.
Angela Hollinshead, director of Montcalm County Animal Control and acting president of the board for the newly formed Mid-Michigan Humane Society (MMHS), said the idea for the Humane Society was born out of panic when in June 2016 it looked like the county might need to eliminate Animal Control.
Montabella Community Schools Board of Education members graded Superintendent Shelly Millis’ performance after reviewing student test scores.
Both Montabella and its superintendent received their annual evaluations during Monday night’s board meeting.