The Howard City Police Department recently announced several changes in how firearm purchase permits will be issued, according to Police Chief Steve DeWitt.
A Fenwick man has been found competent to stand trial after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the head last spring. Ronald Kent, 52, is charged with assault and intent to commit murder (a felony with a possible life sentence), two counts of felony firearms (each a possible two-year felony) and manufacturing more than 20 but less than 200 marijuana plants (a possible seven-year felony).
To help reduce traffic backups on major roadways, local school districts have migrated toward using hazard light stops on certain bus routes. The most recent school district to operate under the new lighting system is Greenville Public Schools, which implemented the changes on Jan. 7.
A longtime law enforcement veteran who previously served as undersheriff in Montcalm County has died. William “Bill” Burden died Thursday after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. He was 65 years old.
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Rivalry basketball games are intense and usually physical. That’s expected. Such was the case Tuesday night in Stanton as the Lakeview Wildcats (6-3, 4-3) earned a hard fought, foul-riddled game over rival Central Montcalm 50-31 in a CSAA matchup.
Central Montcalm senior basketball player Breanna Collins will have the opportunity to play her favorite game for another four years. The Hornet center recently committed to play college basketball at Alma College of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).
Greenville 45, Lakewood 33: The Yellow Jackets continued their winning ways with a nonconference road win on Tuesday night. Leah Somerfield helped Greenville to the win with 15 points and eight rebounds…
A Montcalm County employee is being charged after an alleged altercation with another employee at the county Christmas party last month. Amber Lynn Barnes of Stanton was charged last Friday with drunk and disorderly conduct, a possible 90-day misdemeanor, according to Mecosta County Prosecutor Peter Jaklevic, who has been appointed special prosecutor in the case.
Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to hire a resource officer to create a police presence in the district’s schools. In a joint agreement with the village, the school will pay half the salary for an officer from the Lakeview Police Department to spend between four to six hours per day patrolling school buildings.