When it comes to electing a drain commissioner for Montcalm County, experience is key. Shane Jacobs, a Democrat from Howard City, is running against Sandy Raines, a Republican from Sidney Township, for the drain commissioner position the wake of longtime Drain Commissioner Donald Cooper’s pending retirement.
In five days, Greenville resident Melissa Temerowski will be on a plane to South Carolina, where she will begin her basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson. Unlike many fresh recruits, however, Temerowski will be entering the service as a private first class, thanks to the Future Soldier program.
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The Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team isn’t ready for its season to come to an end tonight. To continue their season, the Yellow Jackets (34-11-5) will have to defeat the defending Class A state champion Rockford Rams. This time the Yellow Jackets try for the win at home.
Even though neither of Belding’s cross country teams qualified for the state finals, there were two boys who are going anyway. The Redskins finished sixth in boys in the Division 2 meet at Fish Creek Sportsman’s Club in Carson City Saturday. The girls were seventh.
Three Carson City-Crystal cross country runners took advantage of running on their home course to qualify for the Division 3 state finals. On Saturday at the Fish Creek Sportsman’s, junior Tyler Craig, junior Elizabeth McCrackin and sophomore Kaitlyn Beyer each ran well enough to earn one more race this season for the Eagles.
Belding’s volleyball team opened their Class B district volleyball tournament Monday with a win, but coach Mikayla Linebaugh knew it wasn’t going to be easy. The Redskins knocked off the Lakeview Wildcats in four games, 25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23 to advance in the tournament.
Firefighters from Crystal Township and Richland Township battled a blaze at a mobile home for several hours early this morning, but the contents and home itself were a complete loss. According to Richland Township Fire Chief Calvin Callison, the fire was likely caused by a wood burning stove at the residence, located on Hillis Road in Ferris Township east of Crystal.
Many of you may remember in February, a millage proposal was on the ballot to help maintain sheriff patrols and ensure 24-hour coverage by sheriff deputies. The request was for 1 mill for five years, but was defeated by a slim margin of 120 votes. The request was due to budget cuts of $1.1 million from the county general fund budget.
Although the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education originally approved plans to add to restroom facilities to Carson City Elementary School, questions over the timing and the cost of the project have proved insurmountable at this time. The school board voted 6-1 on Wednesday to reject a bid for restroom renovations. Board President Tom Wilcox cast the lone dissenting vote.