This year’s class of graduates at Montcalm Community College were reminded of the importance of two things as they enter the job market: a firm handshake and a willingness to thank those who have helped get them where they are today.
The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District millage vote on Tuesday may say “special education” on the ballot, but the issue affects all children in Montcalm County. Tuesday’s proposal will ask voters whether to restore the MAISD’s special ed millage — currently 2.1878 mills — to 2.50, as well as add another mill for a total of 3.50 mills.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, May 3, 2014
In association with Arbor Day, and achieving Ellis Elementary School’s goal of achieving “Green School” status, students at the school planted trees and flowers throughout the school grounds Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, voters within the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district will decide whether the district will receive a major overhaul to the tune of nearly $11 million in the form of a bond proposal.
Funeral notices for Friday, May 2, 2014
It hardly seems possible that it is May already and another school year is winding down. Although parents and the community have been very understanding and supportive of the added days needed before school recesses due to the many snow days, you do hear an occasional lament about summer starting so late.
On Tuesday, voters will be asked to continue funding a service for some of our most worthy citizens. The Montcalm County Commission on Aging serves our local senior citizens, many of whom live below the poverty level.
Inspiration can sometimes come from a complete stranger. Karen Mays had never met Bree Town, who was diagnosed in 2012 with acute myeloid leukemia, but Mays, who lives in Belding, couldn’t help but want to do something for the Greenville girl.
Tuesday’s election ballot will include several proposals up for vote, including a 911 surcharge renewal, which would collect up to $2.85 a month per phone line in Montcalm County. The surcharge, which is a renewal from that approved by voters in 2010, is charged monthly to each phone registered in the county — both landlines and cell phones.