An Iowa man is confirmed dead and another was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after a two-vehicle accident in Sheridan on Sunday evening. Deputies believe a 1995 Chevy Blazer, driven by 34-year-old Timothy Cain of Sheridan, was traveling eastbound on Sessions Road when Cain ran the stop sign at the intersection of Sessions Road and South Sheridan Road at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
4-H continues to be an important part of Rebecca McCafferty’s life as the new Michigan State University (MSU) Extension 4-H program instructor for youth development in Ionia and Montcalm counties. McCafferty will divide her time between the two counties to recruit, interview and orient new volunteers and leaders, help with the fair and promote 4-H club activities and events.
MSU Montcalm Extension Educator Pat Dignum believes McCafferty is a good fit for the job.
“I am excited about the skills and experiences that Rebecca brings to this position,” Dignum said.
GREENVILLE — A forum on autism will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Seiter Center in Greenville. The event is designed to provide information, resources, tools, support and strategies for parents, educators and agency staff who care for or work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Speakers will include Dr. Neera Ghaziuddin [...]
If motorists see a host of police, fire and emergency officials swarming about Montcalm Township on Monday morning, they need not worry. Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is teaming up with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) to stage a mock disaster training session for approximately 90 school bus drivers.
After 25-years of working at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, Health Officer Kim Singh is retiring.
Over the years, Singh has worked up through the ranks in the department and served the counties of Montcalm, Gratiot and Clinton. “She gave the department a good name all over the state while serving the counties,” said Bonnie Havlicek, community health and education division director at Mid-Michigan District Health Department.
The inaugural Belding Invitational Track Meet had only three teams in it, but the host Redskins didn’t mind. Belding won both sides of the invitational Friday, beating both Tri County and Lakeview for the wins.
I’ve been debating with myself for years about whether I want to become a vegetarian — again. And news as of late is pushing me in that direction. There’s the whole issue of the pink slime guck that’s added to beef, recent news of mad cow’s arrival in this country and my forever struggle over what animals go through to get from field to table. Not that I have a problem with other folks enjoying meat. It’s just a personal position and preference.
The Greenville Planning Commission is starting to work on items that were highlighted in the draft master plan to help make Greenville a better place. The items include addressing zoning issues to better accommodate residents and business owners. During Thursday night’s regular meeting, the Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing regarding the these parcels. The hearing will be 6:30 p.m. May 24 at Greenville City Hall.
Three decades have passed since Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. William “Mac” McCarthy was murdered in the line of duty. The memory of April 27, 1982, still brings Lewis Corwin to tears.
Anyone wishing to file for August and November elections in Montcalm County has about two weeks left to do so. All Montcalm County offices will be up for election, as well as city and township offices.