The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be participating in a national test of the emergency alert system at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Carson City Administrator Mark Borden is pleased with the outcome of changes made to the city’s police department. The department had three different chiefs in a four-month period last spring and summer.
MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — John Johansen lost seven ash trees last year to the emerald ash borer. This year he estimates he will lose 17 more trees to another problem — oak wilt. Oak wilt is a disease caused by a fungus that plugs the water-conducting system of oak trees. To block the spread of the [...]
Two children from the Maple Rapids area are out of the hospital and recovering from E. coli poisoning. A third adult also is recovering.
The hits keep coming for United Solar Ovonic. The company announced another 144 job cuts in Greenville on Tuesday, dropping its local employment to about 40 for the rest of the year.
The Belding City Council is calling on residents to help do their part in creating a new community recreation plan for the city of Belding. The public is invited to the Belding Visioning Session, a meeting where the city’s Recreation Advisory Board and City Council will collect public input regarding parks and recreation within the community.
On a cool Wednesday evening under the lights of Rudness Field at Belding High School (BHS), 105 students gathered motionless, waiting for a signal. After a few brief seconds of silence, the students broke from their frozen stance and began striding across the field. The sound of music quickly ripped through the crisp cool air, bouncing off nearby houses and echoing into the streets of Belding. While most students were by now at home enjoying dinner or relaxing, members of the Belding High School Marching Band had officially started work.
A 117-year-old piece of Lakeview history will remain intact. The Lakeview Inn is reopening tonight after the Montcalm County Building Department condemned it last summer. The facility at 333 S. Lincoln Ave. occupies a brick building erected in the heart of the village’s downtown area in 1894. The building features six upstairs apartments and a downstairs bar and restaurant. Lee Tanis holds the ownership title for the building through Tanis Investment LLC in Grand Rapids. Andrea Rawson of Howard City has a land contract with Tanis.
PINE TOWNSHIP — The owner of an Amish bakery has decided to follow the law — but he still doesn’t agree with it. Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard shut down Mary’s Bakery earlier this autumn after Rudy Yoder constructed an addition to the bakery without proper permits and in violation of state building [...]
Richard “Dick” Carpenter left footprints on many hearts in the Greenville community. “He was a wonderful man,” said Karen Carbonelli, a friend and co-worker. Carpenter, 80, died Thursday of a heart attack.