The chairman of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners began Tuesday’s meeting with an apology. Commissioner Patrick Q. Carr of Lakeview spoke up during public comment to reference another public comment — one at the Oct. 28 board meeting. Almost an hour of public comments were heard at that meeting regarding a proposed secondhand dealer ordinance, primarily authored by Commissioner Steve DeWitt of Coral.
A local economic development group has become as stagnant or more so than the local economy it’s trying to help. The Montcalm Alliance hasn’t met in months. The group has suffered a net loss of almost $20,000 in the past year and incurred a debt of $6,750 to cover operational shortfalls. The current membership list hasn’t been updated online since 2010 and the website (montcalmalliance.com) and Facebook page haven’t been updated since 2011.
The Harlem Wizards are coming to Central Montcalm High School. The Wizards are a show basketball team that combines comedy, athleticism, tricks, teamwork, dazzling ball-handling and extreme dunks.
Students will continue to be able to pursue foreign language studies at Greenville Public Schools thanks to some new textbooks. The school board voted 6-0 at Monday night’s meeting to purchase five student textbooks and one teacher’s textbook for use in Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish classes.
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Belding’s volleyball season came to a tough end Tuesday night. The Redskins were downed in the Class B regional semifinal by the Saginaw Swan Valley Vikings in four games, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22.
The story of Bright Start Elementary School is unusual and one that has been affected repeatedly by the vagaries of educational financing and population. Built over a decade ago, the school originally housed Lakeview Community Schools’ lower elementary students.
EUREKA TOWNSHIP — As part of its settlement over a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit with the city of Greenville, the Eureka Township Board approved a revised and more extensive policy Monday night for responding to public information requests.
Belding resident and Vietnam War veteran Denny Craycraft smiles as he welcomes visitors to Belding Veterans Park for a Veterans Day ceremony Monday evening.
LAKEVIEW — Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to outfit six classrooms with technology for a pilot program involving laptops, projection equipment, tablets, and possibly student-owned electronic devices.