An Alma woman was ejected from her vehicle and then pinned to the ground by the vehicle during a rollover crash Saturday night in Winfield Township.
When women and children in Ionia and Montcalm counties fleeing domestic or sexual violence don’t have a safe place to go, they turn to Relief After Violent Encounter — Ionia/Montcalm, Inc. (RAVE), which operates the only shelter for these victims in the two-county area.
Now RAVE is turning to the community to help stock its pantry shelves.
The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education is considering the pros and cons of switching to a balanced calendar school year.
The year would shift from the traditional 180 day school calendar to make the learning process more continuous and to maximize the use of school facilities. Students would have periodic shorter breaks, rather than a long summer break.
Three committees, 30+ bills, 130+ votes … and the hope for a budget that balances in 10 years.
Those are just a few numbers that represent John Moolenaar’s first 10 weeks in office as representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which covers multiple counties in the state’s northern and central region, including Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta and Montcalm counties.
Any topic involving animals is a historically proven way to attract the masses to county board meetings. Monday was no exception, as Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts committee heard half an hour of public comments from concerned and tearful residents about proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance.
For 65 years, Jack and Letty Scott did almost everything together. They raised a son, Dan. They raised the children of Letty’s sister, Betty, following her untimely death in 1974.
Once again, a string of structure fires burned through Montcalm County throughout the weekend. The weekend started with a mobile home fire south of Lakeview Friday. Then Saturday struck with a morning house fire in Howard City followed by a lunchtime structure fire northeast of Howard City. Later on Saturday, a Crystal dumpster fire was called in followed by house that burned southeast of Crystal. On Sunday, a pump house just east of Crystal also went up in flames.
A Coral man lost control of his vehicle and almost lost his life on Thursday night. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle personal injury crash at 9:38 p.m. at the intersection of West Church Road and North Masters Road in Winfield Township.
The temperature was hovering just below 15 degrees when the early Saturday morning call came to the Lakeview District Fire Department. A house located at 7578 West Briggs Road was on fire and the occupants needed help. Firefighters did not hesitate to answer the 2:45 a.m. call.
Lakeview High School administration recently saw a significant change with then-principal Gary Jensen departing to work with a position at ACT Michigan. Former assistant principal Tom Wilcox was promoted to principal effective Jan. 30.