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The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is currently considering several vehicle requests from Montcalm County Emergency Services. Pictured is Emergency Services’ newest vehicle, Rescue 23, a Ford F-150 with a topper and patriotic decorations. Rescue 23 is based out of Stanton. — Courtesy photo

EMS, sheriff pitch requests to Montcalm County board

A slew of vehicle requests were considered by Montcalm County commissioners on Monday.

Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Dave Feldpausch made several of the requests during the county’s Finance & Personnel Committee meeting.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 13, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Sheridan roads to be sprinkled with ‘kosher’ salt

The Department of Public Works usually goes that extra mile to keep roads clean in this village, but starting soon, things will be even more kosher than usual.


IN BRIEF: Otisco Township Board sets wages for 2016

Members of the Otisco Township Board voted 2-1 Tuesday evening to set the 2016 wages for township employees.

8th Judicial Circuit Court Judge David Hoort

JUST IN: Judge Hoort to leave 8th Judicial Circuit Court for new job

A longtime Ionia and Montcalm county judge is planning on stepping down from the bench to accept a new job.

Judge David Hoort, who resides in Portland, said he has been offered and anticipates accepting a job in a criminal justice-related department in Michigan. His current judicial term would have ended at the end of this year.

A “No Trespassing, No Entry” order, signed by former Reynolds Township Supervisor Dan Fisk, hangs on a wooden fence in front of blighted property owned by Dale Kass at 8250 Federal Road (old U.S. 131), just north of Howard City. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Reynolds Township, state at a loss to clean up blighted property

There’s a million dollar property in Reynolds Township, and not the kind that you want on the tax roll. The property at 8250 Federal Road (old U.S. 131) in Howard City is home to more than 9,000 cubic yards of waste, much of which remains obvious to passing motorists despite a wooden fence.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 12. 2016

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Members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education listen to a presentation from Donna Oser, the director of leadership, development and executive search services for the Michigan Association of School Boards, during a special Jan. 6 board meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding schools starts its superintendent search

The search for the next superintendent of Belding Area Schools is now underway. The Belding Area Schools Board of Education had a special meeting Jan. 6 to begin crafting a framework for the hiring process that will extend through the next six months.


IN BRIEF: Lakeview looks at website update

This village will be getting an online makeover soon if members of the Lakeview Village Council have their way. Lakeview’s current site is too limited in functionality, according to Village Manager Jake Eckholm.


ROUNDUP: Prep wrestling scores from Saturday, Jan. 9

ontabella 2nd in Saginaw: The Mustangs went to the Saginaw Valley Lutheran tournament Saturday and finished second behind Bay City Central. Montabella beat their first four opponents, topping Bridgeport 66-12, Saginaw Arthur Hill 60-6, Saginaw High 54-18 and the host Chargers 74-0…