Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, April 21, 2017
Ionia and Montcalm counties currently share two circuit court judges, and county officials have been in talks regarding possibly sharing a building department director in the future. Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard updated commissioners about the idea during an Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee meeting April 10. He said Ionia County officials contacted him last summer for his advice on the matter.
Being involved in robotics has helped Kalvin Quackenbush with his grades and direction after high school graduation. “This program kind of led me where I wanted to go, which is electrical engineering or robotic engineering,” said Quackenbush, a Montabella High School junior and the head electrician of Mustangs Robotics.
To ensure this community is eligible for future grant funding city officials are taking steps to ensure they meet new state and federal requirements. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously on two resolutions regarding Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
Village officials have hired an attorney to investigate the Howard City Department of Public Works’ effort to unionize.
After two years of disagreement, Montcalm County officials are allowing an Edmore woman to have a dog kennel in her basement by grandfathering the arrangement. Dawn Thurwatcher has bred longhaired miniature dachshunds for two decades.
City residents will soon see a rate increase to water/sewer services. Following a presentation from David Bluhm, division manager of engineering firm Fleis & VandenBrink, the Belding City Council approved a rate increase during Tuesday’s meeting.
This village is nearing the completion of a three-year stormwater, asset management and wastewater (SAW) grant process. The Howard City Village Council on Monday evening heard a progress update from David Bluhm and Sam Bender of Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering in Grand Rapids.
Once again, Ferris Township has a full board to serve its residents.
On Monday, the township board held a special meeting to fill an open trustee position after former trustee Randy Stearns was appointed to fill the supervisor position, which was vacated when Brian Stratton resigned.
There are some exciting things happening at Ellis Elementary School.
During Monday’s meeting of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, Ellis Principal Tiffany Jackson shared some success stories.