The Trufant Jubilee Festival included three parades for festival-goers to enjoy during the Labor Day weekend. The first parade was the Kiddie Parade Friday evening. Children dressed in colorful costumes, and some even made cars out of boxes they walked down the parade with.
Pigs and children squealed simultaneously during Trufant Jubilee Festival’s sixth annual pig scramble. A pig scramble is a pig-catching contest. A group of people line up against the fence of an enclosed area while one or more pigs are on the opposite side of the enclosure. When the announcer says “Go,” the people chase the pigs and try to catch one. The pig is considered caught when it is off the ground.
The dual manager of the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview has accepted a new job. Jake Eckholm will be the next manager of the city of Muskegon Heights. He accepted the job Tuesday and will start Oct. 1.
Last year, Ashley Lee considered trying out for the Trufant Jubilee Queen’s Pageant. She decided it was too late in the process to jump in and opted to wait one year.
When the Trufant teen entered this year’s contest, she learned she was the only contestant.
How long does it take to lose $9 million in savings? Montcalm County officials did it in just four years.
After six months of planning and reconfiguring, Lakeview is moving forward with a proposed annexation of multiple properties in Cato Township. The annexation would include all properties on M-46 from M-91 to Youngman Road, known as the 46th corridor.
Lakeview’s sewer polishing pond has been slowing eroding over the last few years.
On Monday night, the Lakeview Village Council decided to fix it.
The atmosphere in Lakeview has gotten a little catty lately.
During Monday night’s Lakeview Village Council meeting, the issue of stray cats roaming the town was discussed.
Montcalm County saw its highest voter turnout in a nonpresidential primary election in more than a decade Tuesday. A total of 23 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters — 9,844 people — participated at the polls. Past primary elections saw 15 percent in 2014, 17 percent in 2012, 21 percent in 2010, 17 percent in 2008 and 11 percent in 2006.
A former prosecutor turned judge emerged as the frontrunner over two attorney challengers Tuesday in the race for 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties. Former Ionia County prosecutor Ron Schafer was appointed to the bench in March after Judge David Hoort resigned. Hoort’s term ends this year and Schafer is now running for election. He was challenged by Ron Finegood and Monica Tissue-Daws, both Stanton-based attorneys.