The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved proposed salaries and benefits for the county’s three road commissioners on Monday, but not without first debating the issue. Commissioners voted 8-1 to approve the proposed salaries and benefits starting in 2013. Commissioner Tom Lindeman of Greenville cast the lone “no” vote without explanation.
A man was convicted by a jury this week for operating a methamphetamine lab in his Pierson home. Christopher Wilcox, 41, was convicted by a jury after a trial in 8th Judicial Circuit Court of operating/maintaing a meth lab in the presence of minors (a possible 20-year felony) and operating/maintaining a meth lab (a possible 10-year felony). He also is a habitual offender fourth offense, so he is now facing life in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.
Read the Daily Funeral Notices for Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
The Carson City-Crystal Eagles football team will be doing something tonight for the first time in 13 years. That’s playing a 10th football game. A 7-2 regular season qualified the Eagles for the MHSAA football playoffs for the first time since 1999, when they went 9-2 and made it to the Division 6 regional finals (lost to Saint Charles 40-12).
Carson City-Crystal coach Jason Gray had a blueprint for success when he took over the Eagles program in 2009. Slowly, the team has progressed from a 1-8 record in 2009, to 3-6 last year to a playoff qualifying 7-2 this season.
Vestaburg’s varsity football team will do something they haven’t done since 2007 tonight. The Wolverines will play in the Division 8 playoffs against Muskegon Catholic Central tonight in Muskegon.
Keigan Ryckman is doing something he has never done before: go to a playoff game. “It’s the first playoff experience I’ve ever seen,” he said. “My brother, he never made the playoffs. The fact I get a chance to play in the playoff game is huge to me.”
A man was arrested Thursday evening after threatening to kill his family with a knife. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to E. Condensery Road in Bushnell Township at 5:56 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies were advised that the man was upstairs in the residence, still armed with a knife.
An elderly Lakeview couple was rescued Thursday afternoon after their sailboat capsized in Tamarack Lake. According to Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Russell, John London and his wife, Lee, had been sailing in gusty winds when their boat capsized around 12:30 p.m. The Londons were wearing life jackets and were able to swim to a small island. A neighbor observed the incident and called 911.
At first glance, he may appear too young for the job, but Stanton City Manager James Freed is a true heavyweight when it comes to his performance as a public servant. This according to a recent evaluation by the Stanton City Commission and Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws. The commission briefly went into closed session at its regular meeting Tuesday evening to discuss Freed’s performance as manager over the past 12 months. The outcome of that session was for the most part a foregone conclusion: In virtually every category in which a manager is rated, Freed earned above-average marks.