In this column last week we discussed some of the myths and facts surrounding Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Since that time, the Legislature has included language in the budget of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) which would prohibit the use of state funds to implement or support the CCSS. The Legislature must now revisit the issue and pass a bill allowing the MDE to continue their efforts on the Common Core before the state budget goes into effect on October 1.
The act of pawning — offering a loan as collateral for personal property — is one of the oldest professions known to mankind. Dating back to Biblical times, the Mosiac Law was anti-pawnbroking as the law forbade taking interest from a poor borrower.
A local businessman is firing back at the Edmore Village Council, saying its members have their own “personal agenda” about his business loan. Tony Maxfield owns The Depot in Edmore and Maxfield’s Restaurant in nearby Blanchard.
The Eureka Township Board entered into a closed session Monday night for “personal” reasons. Trustee Jeremy Austin asked the board to enter into closed session at the end of Monday’s meeting.
Members of the Eureka Township Board discussed changing a variety of township policies at Monday night’s regular meeting. Board members approved signing Michigan Township Association (MTA) Principles of Governance. Ruwersma said the MTA typically sends the principles to new board members as something the MTA wants township boards to be a part of it throughout Michigan.
A second fire has been ruled an arson on Boyer Road in Fairplain Township about two months after another arson. Det. Sgt. Trever Slator, a state fire marshal, ruled a second house fire as arson on Friday.
With annual budgets due at the end of this month, school boards are scrambling to balance budgets. Greenville Public School Board of Education members heard some good news Monday night from Director of Finance John Gilchrist.
A deputy with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responding to an assault complaint Monday couldn’t help notice the smell of marijuana coming from a house next door.
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With just one returning senior this year, the Belding Redskins were not expected to advance this far into the state softball playoffs. Still, the Redskins feel they let one slip away during the Division 2 quarterfinal against the Linden Eagles at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.