Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Howard City Village Council voted Monday to cut by half the amount of personal/sick hours for village employees, saving $3,400. The move came after a recommendation from the village’s employee committee to change the employee manual to reduce personal/sick hours and to not pay DPW employees for being on call. The committee is comprised of Village Manager-President Randy Heckman and council members Cheryl Smith and Janice Williams.
The debate over the Belding Redskins mascot continues — and will likely continue into the next academic year. During Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, board members worked toward making a decision regarding the school mascot. Even among board members, the issue is not an easy one.
Although Central Montcalm Public School students have been done with school for a few weeks, the school year does not wrap up for the district until June 30. At its regular meeting Monday, the school board closed up this school year and jumped into the business of the 2016-2017 school year. The board also approved amendments to the 2015-2016 general fund budget and food service budget to balance books, and approved hiring staff for the upcoming year.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, June 22, 2016
During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the city council approved a motion to amend the budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.
From juicy, red tomatoes to an abundance of colorful, hot and zesty peppers, there was no shortage of fresh food items available for those in need Monday. In the parking lot of Greenville High School, Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) Vice President Tom Stephenson, 16, volunteered with his fellow advisory members, handing out 5,000 pounds of produce from a Feeding America food truck.
As budget cuts loom for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies have left or are leaving for other jobs and a third colleague is interviewing for new employment.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 21, 2016
During a regular meeting Monday evening, the Belding Board of Education approved the hire of Michael Ostrander as the new hire for the position of high school principal.