A summer of cool temps and lots of rain has led to favorable conditions for unfavorable potatoes. Late blight, which can also affect tomatoes, is caused by a fungus which can infect and destroy the leaves, stems, spores and tubers of potato plants.
Potatoes had their day in the sun Thursday during Montcalm Field Day in rural Montcalm County. Hosted by the Michigan Potato Industry Commission and Michigan State University, the day began with a gathering of more than 50 people in the potato industry at Douglass Township Hall.
Life may soon be getting better for some of the city’s four-legged residents, thanks to an initiative to create a dog park somewhere within the municipality.
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Due to state and federal changes that have affected financial aid for several college and college-bound students, the cosmetology program through the Montcalm Area Intermediate Schools (MAISD) Career Technical Education (CTE) Center will be discontinued after this year.
Ethics, and whether they should be enforced via official ordinance, was the topic of discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Belding City Council. City Manager Bruce Brown explained the ordinance under consideration would help “promote transparency and civility” within city government. The ordinance, he said, is similar to similar ordinances that have been adopted by other municipalities across the state.
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MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — Marijuana was the topic of discussion during the Montcalm Township Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday. Commissioners discussed some recent legislation which is being discussed at the state level which could possibly set-up an established system to allow medical marijuana distributors to set-up in Michigan townships. Commissioners discussed whether they could put regulations [...]
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is tasked with correcting an estimated $600,000 shortfall for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer presented estimated expenditures of $14.8 million and estimated revenue of $14.2 million to the county’s Finance & Personnel Committee on July 27.
Bygone days of youth past so swift, like a dry leaf in the wind, can raise such bittersweet memories that sometimes it is hard to choke back that lump of nostalgia.
For those whose memory of youth fell somewhere in the era between 1950 and 1980, there is an event on Friday which will have an opportunity to re-live their youth for at least a few hours.