It’s 4 a.m. and there isn’t a soul on the country roads of Montcalm County. The sun hasn’t yet risen. With a hot cup of coffee in his lap and only the dull scraping of his snow plow along the gravel road and the humming of the diesel engine in his ears, Yale Parker finds an unspeakable peace.
This village’s president voiced concern about snowplowing and the cemetery at the most recent Edmore Village Council meeting Dec. 9. Village President Chet Guild began his list of concerns by bringing up snowplowing and referring to where he believed the Department of Public Works was falling short.
There was no saving a mobile home destroyed by fire Tuesday morning after a passerby spotted flames shooting through the roof of the home.
Mark Christensen would like to have a few words with whoever started the rumor about road commission employees not working Monday. Christensen, the managing director for the Road Commission for Montcalm County, said he received several phone calls from people saying they heard workers weren’t out plowing the roads due to hydraulics freezing on the trucks.
The first big winter storm of 2014 has completely shut down several municipalities. Belding city offices are all closed today due to the weather, as are all Ionia County government buildings, including the courthouses.
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A single-story home on Indianhead Lake near Six Lakes was gutted by a Monday morning fire. Belvidere Township Fire Chief Rick Rockafellow said the home, located at 4585 Pawnee Trail, was a complete loss after flames ripped through the inside.
A year-long search for work had turned up zero opportunities for Rodney Brown, who lost his job in maintenance with United Solar Ovonic when the Greenville company shut down.
With apologies to Malcolm Rebennack Jr., better known as Dr. John, members of the Montcalm Alliance were “in The Right Place … but it must have been the wrong time …” The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners didn’t vote for or against a millage request from the Montcalm Alliance on Monday, deciding instead to send the proposal to a public hearing next month.