Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and, yet, difficult jobs that exists on the planet. Rewarding because you get to help nurture and shape a soul from the most innocent and helpless infant to a truly complicated and emotional teenager to what we all hope becomes a very responsible, thoughtful and giving adult.
Funeral notices for Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Do you have an opinion about a local issue? There are several ways to contact your local county commissioner and express your opinion about county issues.
At least one local government body is against the Montcalm Alliance’s proposed countywide millage to fund joining forces with The Right Place. The Stanton City Commission voted 6-1 in favor of a resolution in opposition to the Montcalm Alliance’s proposal to have the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners vote to enact a countywide millage using Public Act 88.
The Montcalm Alliance’s request for a countywide millage to fund economic development efforts will be voted on without local voters or a ballot. Montcalm Alliance members previously presented an overview of their millage request to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 12. At that meeting, Montcalm Alliance members said they wanted to pursue voter approval of .1 mills to generate $162,000 to allow the Montcalm Alliance to join forces with The Right Place, a West Michigan business development and economic development agency which offers services to support existing and new businesses.
Funeral Notices for Dec. 3, 2013
A reduction in post office hours may seem like a minor thing, but it’s a major blow to this small village. Starting on Jan. 1, hours at the Hubbardston Post Office will be reduced by half. Officer in charge Menita Merrill, who has worked at the post office for the past 10 years, will be working four hours per day instead of eight hours. “It’s not a happy story,” she said. “It’s not just me, it’s not just here, it’s a lot of places. It’s just sad.”
There’s always lots of heartwarming stories unfolding during the holiday season — and Belding and Greenville are no exception.
As a coveted Machel-Mandela intern at a foundation focused on economic growth in Africa, Madelynne Wager was recently honored as one of the most impactful young people on international affairs. Wager, who graduated from Greenville High School in 2009, has spent the last five months in South Africa working with policy makers to form ideas to help encourage economic growth on the continent.
As commuters traveled through downtown Belding last Tuesday, they may have been surprised by what they saw: Dozens of community members from Belding and neighboring communities silently and steadily marching with signs along the sidewalk near Belding City Hall. Their mission? To get former police officer Jason Cooper rehired to the Belding Police Department.