Plans are underway to line almost half of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail with crushed limestone instead of paved asphalt — and Montcalm County residents are not pleased. The north to south White Pine Trail is about 90 miles long from Cadillac to Comstock Park with stops in Tustin, Leroy, Ashton, Reed City, Paris, Big Rapids, Stanwood, Morley, Howard City, Pierson, Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, Rockford and Belmont.
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Ionia County is leaving a four-county employment service agency for a new 13-county arrangement. In a split vote Tuesday night, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners voted against staying with the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) — which serves Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties — in favor of realigning with a yet-to-be-finalized Michigan Works agency in Region 4, which encompasses 13 counties.
The man tapped to fill the role of superintendent for the Montcalm County Intermediate School District (MAISD) said he hopes to bring an “open door” style of leadership to the post. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the MAISD Board of Education voted unanimously to offer the position to Ronald Simon, who has worked as associate superintendent of finance for the MAISD since 2010.
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Kyle Swindell runs multiple events for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys track team. The 400-meter dash, though, is his favorite and the focus of his final season in purple and gold.
Carson City-Crystal softball coach Bob Naumann finally had something to feel good about. After having endured a losing streak that reached 12 games, the Eagles got two wins against Montabella on Tuesday, winning 4-3 and 18-7.
Lakeview beats Kent City 10-7 twice: The Wildcats won both games of a doubleheader against the Eagles by identical 10-7 scores Tuesday night. Game one was won by Justice Rummel, who gave up 10 hits and four walks but struck out seven…
For West Michigan Whitecaps head coach Andrew Graham, transition is an inevitable piece to the puzzle. The former minor league catcher wrapped up a strong showing in his first year as the face of the Detroit Tigers single-A organization, including guiding his team to a first-half Midwest League Division championship, qualifying for a visit to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and finishing 82-58 on the year.
With 60 degree temperatures and the sun shining bright, Tuesday was the quintessential spring day … a perfect day for yard work such as mowing, trimming and leaf or brush cleanup. Yet, all that yard waste compiles quickly and many property owners prefer to burn it up. But there are other options.