Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state’s infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding. In early returns, Proposal 1 was down 77 percent to 23 percent in Oakland and Kent counties, two of the state’s largest counties.
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Voters approved annexing Palo Community School into the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district today.
The Belding City Council has passed a tentative budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year that is balanced without borrowing from the city’s general fund.
During its first meeting of May, the Greenville City Council focused on street closures and public hearings.
A young boy survived nearly two dozen bites from four Rottweiler dogs Monday afternoon thanks to a nearby construction worker who came running to help. According to the Michigan State Police, the incident occurred around 5:10 p.m. in the Riverdale area of Gratiot County.
An ongoing elected official wage debate that’s been in discussions since last summer has finally come to a close — for now. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on April 27 to approve the Finance & Personnel Committee’s recommendation from a subcommittee that stated wages for elected officials are within the averages of similar counties and recommended no additional changes should take place this year. There was no discussion during the April 27 vote.
Central Montcalm splits: The Hornets won the first game 2-0, but lost game two 3-1 at Cedar Springs on Monday. Brandon Braman earned the win in game one, allowing four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Todd Switzer and Jake Ebels and two hits each, while Brody Shindorf and Braman had RBIs…
The Belding Redskins girls track team has a stranglehold on the O-K Blue. With Monday’s 89-48 win at home against Sparta, the Redskins finished the league regular season schedule undefeated for the third consecutive season. That’s 15 straight dual meet wins.
The old African proverb states: It takes a village to raise a child. When it comes down to coming together as a community to raise their children, parents in Greenville take it seriously.