One man has been convicted and fined after dumping garbage at a Montcalm County recycling site, putting a face to a countywide problem.
Cade Oberlin is one of the popular kids. A freshman at Lakeview High School, Cade typically scores A’s in his classes; he speaks with the casual confidence of a junior senator from Minnesota; it’s almost a given he serves on the student class council. Cade’s self-deprecating manner rings true.
After one full year of utilizing The Right Place in Montcalm County, early returns appear to be positive.
According to Right Place Board of Directors member and Montcalm Economic Alliance Board President Rob Spohr, the return on investment in partnering with The Right Place, an economic development agency based in Grand Rapids, has led to a rate of $1,330 to $1 through the first year of the three-year partnership.
The victims of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those who responded to the terrorist attack, will be remembered and honored again this fall thanks to the efforts of the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers.
A Lakeview father countered a stranger’s attempt to harm his daughter by setting up a police sting.
Walter Johnson, 33, of Lakeview, was charged with three felonies regarding an incident last summer in Cato Township.
Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, has long voiced his opinion on educational matters in Michigan during his tenure in the Legislature, and Monday, he took aim at what some in Lansing are calling a controversial issue.
A proposal focused on students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexual identity (LGBTQ) has been thrust into the limelight after a voluntary guidance, drafted with a goal to help school districts looking to better serve LGBT students, was outlined in a Feb. 23 memo from the Michigan Department of Education to the State Board of Education.
While libraries are renowned for lending books, the Tamarack District Library in Lakeview is starting a Seed Library this spring. The kick-off for this new program was last Saturday at a “Sow It Forward” program featuring a Michigan expert in saving diverse heirloom seeds, along with a special appearance by a world-wide botanical seed saver.
Here’s a list of local Easter egg hunts and related events in Montcalm County and surrounding areas.
“If you want the people to understand you, invite them to your life and let them see the world from your window!” These words, from Turkish novelist Mehmet Murat Ildan, elegantly sum up the philosophy behind student exchange organization CCI Greenheart.
Eliminate Animal Control?
Merge the Equalization Department and the Register of Deeds Department?
Give county parks back to local townships?