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Jacob Rytlewski

Montcalm County recycling coordinator working to educate residents about cardboard

Montcalm County’s recycling program has proven to be popular — a little too popular. Last year, the county’s seven recycling sites in Carson City, Crystal, Edmore, Howard City, Lakeview, Montcalm Township and Stanton averaged 73,970 pounds of items per month, according to Montcalm County Resource Recovery Coordinator Jacob Rytlewski. This year, that number has increased by 32 percent to date, due to increased participation countywide. Recycling sites have experienced higher volumes of recyclables, leading to overflow issues.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 4, 2013

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Meg Mullendore

Continued FOIA requests weighing on Belding city manager

The drama that has unfolded due to numerous amount Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from one resident to the city of Belding does not appear to be ending anytime soon.

Lakeview’s new outdoor theater will play host to several live concerts each summer, including the inaugural show slated for Oct. 5. The stage is part of a $250,000 park improvement project. — Courtesy photo

Improvements at Lakeview’s Lakeside Park ‘really is amazing’

At the next concert in Lakeview’s Lakeside Park, the music will not only sound good, but — thanks to the installation of a new bandshell and myriad other improvements — it’s going to look good, too.

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Monthly Montcalm County siren tests start Friday morning

While tornado season is winding down for 2013, Montcalm County Central Dispatch has completed an upgrade to the outdoor emergency alert sirens throughout Montcalm County.

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Belding adopts MDOT’s nondiscrimination plan

The Belding City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan for Belding. City Manager Meg Mullendore said the adoption of the plan was a necessity in order for the city to continue to receive state and federal monies for various projects.

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WIC program is still open, despite government shutdown

The federal government may be partially shut down, but the Michigan Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program is open for business … for now. Local health department officials say they’ve been told there was a flood of people at local grocery stores Tuesday, stocking up on baby supplies after hearing about possible effects of the government shutdown.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 3, 2013

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JUST IN: 2 teens injured in multi-vehicle accident near Vestaburg

Two teenagers were injured in a three-vehicle accident near Vestaburg this evening.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: There are many options available to Michigan Students

For the past two weeks we have been discussing virtual schools. I have tried to explain how technology is being used locally to meet the needs of student learners. This week I want to expand the conversation to the bigger picture and talk about what is happening at the state level.