Maintenance on the lagoons at Belding’s wastewater treatment facility to address a slow leak will be underway early this fall after Belding City Council members approved a proposal from an engineering firm to help perform the work.
A woman who was fired from her job as a corrections officer in the Montcalm County Jail will receive $5,000 from the county after a mediation settlement agreement.
Different year, same results. The Belding Redskins softball program just continues to win. Saturday’s 9-2 win over Comstock Park at home gave the Redskins their fifth straight district title.
Central Montcalm’s softball team has been preparing for the Division 3 regional Saturday at Holton. “We had a good practice Monday,” said coach Bruce Nicholson. “We took (Tuesday) off but we had a scrimmage (Wednesday) with Ithaca who is also going to regionals. (Thursday) we went to Belding to scrimmage them and Northview.”
The three remaining boys golf teams that were playing in the regional golf tournaments finished 10th or worse Thursday. So golf season is over for Lakeview, Montabella and Tri County after they were eliminated from the boys golf playoffs.
Competing in a triathlon (swim, bike, run … in that order) is a unique and demanding physical endeavor. Organizing one may be even more difficult.
Members of the Edmore Village Council are considering suing the owner of a prominent local business for allegedly not paying back a $238,000 loan. Council members discussed the issue frankly and at length at their May 13 meeting. The Daily News obtained an audio recording of the open meeting.
The city of Greenville and Road Commission for Montcalm County are teaming up for a chip and seal project to be performed within the city. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved a contract with the Road Commission for Montcalm County for street sealing in the amount not to exceed $146,257.
The education community has a habit of using terms or phrases with the assumption that everyone understands them as well as they do. One example is Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Educators across the country have been working hard to implement CCSS and there appears to be general consensus of support for them. However, there have also been myths about what they are and how they impact students. I am using information published by the Michigan Department of Education and provided by the Michigan Association of School Boards to dispel some of those myths and help parents and citizens understand CCSS.
Who’s gonna get the money? It’s expected that the state of Michigan might well have a few hundred million in surplus revenue in this year’s budget … and the competitors for a share of the bonus are already lining up.