Commissioners on the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee are working to distinguish “wants” from “needs” as they plan the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. Committee members met on July 15 and again on Monday to review numerous requests from county department heads. The requests are first being sorted into what is truly needed. The needed requests will then be prioritized at a future meeting.
With just a few weeks before the start of the high school football season, the Lakeview Wildcats continue summer preparation with new head coach Sean Rinehart. Rinehart, a Michigan native, has spent the past several years in North Carolina coaching the same sport. Now, for the first time he is in charge of his own program and loving every minute of it.
The Belding Basketball Academy has been a week long camp for area youths the past few years. This year, camp director and Belding High School principal Brett Zuver is trying something different with the Belding Family Basketball Academy. This camp is a one day only camp that will feature kids along with their parents.
Many local drivers will be testing out a new type of asphalt that could be used throughout the rest of the state in future road projects.
A driver was taken by AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after crashing with a dump truck.
A man was taken into custody on the lawn of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office Saturday evening after he allegedly demanded that deputies respond to a child custody dispute while carrying a revolver while intoxicated.
A Sheridan woman is in critical condition after the ATV she was driving rolled several times after colliding with a motorcycle Sunday evening.
A 17-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car in North Plains Township early this morning in what police believe to be an alcohol-related accident.
There’s an old maxim that maintains an artist must suffer for her art. If that’s true, Susan Brace Lovell has a lot to write about. Her recently published book, “The Sandpiper,” is informed by the suffering of growing up in a family plagued with the disease of alcoholism. Though fictional, much of the book’s material is drawn from Lovell’s real life experiences.
Several Belding area residents voiced concerns about a variety of items at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Otisco Township resident Jeff Hunter voiced his displeasure with the current state of the remains of the Belding Bros. clock tower, which currently reside in the Central Riverside Park parking lot.