Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, April 24, 2017
Congressman John Moolenaar knew Thursday evening’s listening session was going to be a bumpy ride.
As about 900 people were being seated in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium at Central Michigan University, Moolenaar steadied himself for the event in a dressing room in the basement of the nearly century-old theater.
Not much listening took place during a Thursday night “listening session” hosted by Congressman John Moolenaar.
Nearly 900 people packed Central Michigan University’s Warriner Hall to hear from the Republican representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which encompasses 15 counties.
The former president/treasurer of the Central Montcalm Elementary School Parent Group has been charged with embezzling more than $4,000 from money collected through community fundraising efforts.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider a recommendation to set a lower rate for municipalities to contract with sheriff’s deputies than the sheriff would prefer.
The county’s Finance & Personnel Committee on April 10 voted to recommend the full board approve setting all contract rates for deputies at $75,000 starting in 2019. Sheriff Mike Williams had asked commissioners to set the rate at $79,000.
Green thumbs in the area rejoice: There’s a new greenhouse in town.
A partnership between Montcalm Community College (MCC) and Michigan State University (MSU) has allowed the community college to build a permanent greenhouse enclosed by polycarbonate (as opposed to heavy-duty plastic).
Rolling into the empty parking lot of a local restaurant, long since closed for the evening, Josh McConkie brought his police cruiser to a temporary halt. Parked behind the building, the vehicle’s headlights went dark. The engine rested, humming in neutral, and the Greenville Department of Public Safety sergeant sat quietly, illuminated within his car by the dull glow of a nearby streetlight.
When he earned his diploma from Greenville High School in 1991, Ryan Olsen recalls having just one thing on his mind upon graduating. With his open house and graduation money in hand, Olsen made his way to the local Radio Shack, ready to make an improvement to his car.
A state commission is in the process of reforming standards for court-appointed attorneys and indigent clients, meaning the administrative branches of Ionia and Montcalm counties will be taking over crucial judicial responsibilities in the near future.
Dave Glazier is used to allowing freshman players to flourish on his Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) women’s basketball team. Soon, he will have another freshman who can bring a whole new attitude to the Raiders team.
Hallee Breimayer, Belding senior and The Daily News girls basketball player of the year, signed a letter of intent to attend GRCC and play for Glazier, who is in his second year as the Raiders head coach.