After three months of searching and hours of questioning various candidates during extended interviews, Belding will have a new city manger. Members of Belding City Council unanimously approved a motion Thursday evening to pursue contract negotiations and vetting with Meg Mullendore of Buchanan to be the next city manager.
With freezing temperatures and a light snow falling from the sky Tuesday evening, there was little indication that spring is on the horizon in Montcalm County. But for those who stepped into the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) in Sidney for the fifth annual All Things Green event, plants, gardens and landscaping products were found in abundance as more than 20 vendors gathered to promote local agriculture.
As Lowell resident Ted Bentley bundles up in his winter jacket, slips on his gloves and straps on his camping backpack, the avid cyclist knows exactly what he wants when he heads out for an evening journey. Guided by the moon and the stars, Bentley travels through deeply wooded areas, trudging through the snow on his bike with thick 4-inch tires, leaving behind a single bike trail as he plows through the fresh snow ahead of him.
There’s some optimism coming from Central Montcalm after this past wrestling season. That optimism is coming from coach Dan VanderVlucht after his team finished with a 24-9 record in the regular season and won a Division 3 district title.
It’s Animal Control, not Animal Shelter. Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Sova Hollinshead appeared before the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday to request permission for the Animal Control building to be painted.
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Montcalm County Emergency Services continues to move forward in improving its fleet of rescue vehicles. Members of the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee voted Monday to recommend the full board approve purchasing a new medical first responder vehicle and rescue accessories from two Greenville businesses.
Members of the Sheridan Village Council got the chance to do a little “blue sky” planning at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Dave Johnson of Fleis & Vandenbrink engineering in Grand Rapids presented the council with dozens of possible municipal improvements that could be implemented at some future date.
The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has set up a special meeting to choose a contractor to spruce up the downtown. The meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Greenville City Hall.
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