Call them crazy or call them dedicated, but the group of “polar plungers” slated to drop through a hole in the ice Feb. 9 at Clifford Lake Inn is doing its part to raise money for a very good cause — Special Olympics Michigan. According to event organizer Jim Dennis, the annual plunge attracts as many as 100-plus plungers and 400 spectators to the small, inland lake each winter. Depending on weather conditions, he’s hoping to see at least that many turn out for this year’s plunge.
It often is the teachers who pass out grades to their students, but Wednesday night was the Central Montcalm Public School superintendent’s turn to be graded. The Central Montcalm Board of Education, with the assistance of facilitator Mike Washburn, met in closed session for nearly two hours for the purpose of conducting a superintendent evaluation.
The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education approved in a 6-0 vote to pursue the concept of having an armed resource officer on campus. At the board’s regular meeting Wednesday, Stanton City Manager James Freed gave a brief overview of the proposal to have a city police officer on the school property for approximately 20-25 hours per week, beginning with a trial period from March 1 to the end of the school year.
Knowledge. What higher pursuit could there be for any of us; either as a provider, recipient or both? What higher motive … than to instill in oneself or others at least a modest portion of the accumulated knowledge of the civilized world? For the earliest moments of a child’s life, learning starts at home. We emphasize “at home,” because in the formative years, much of every child’s future is being programmed, preferably in partnership with parents and teachers.
A man who spent most of his life serving Montcalm County will be laid to rest on Friday. Kimberly I. Miller, 59, of Stanton died unexpectedly on Monday for his home. He was the magistrate at the 64B District Court in Stanton.
After agreements on police protection provided by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office were reached by Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm and Sidney townships late in 2012, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has officially approved the contracts between the four townships and the sheriff’s office to assign deputies to the respective townships. The contracts were agreed upon by the board in November and awaited approval from each township in December.
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One team was undermanned, the other was one of the best teams in the country. The level of competition changed dramatically from one match to another on Wednesday night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team at home.
Belding 39, Wyoming 37: The Redskins earned an O-K Blue conference road win on Wednesday. Belding voided four weight classes, but picked up wins from Nate Cooley (fall at 112), Jesse Scheidel (fall at 125), Aleks Silva (fall at 135), Michael Walker (overtime decision at 152), Blake Rodarmer (fall at 171), Neil McCully (fall at 215) and Todd Haller (fall at 285)…
Belding’s girls basketball team was having trouble with their offense and it showed Tuesday night. The Redskins made only nine field goals and was 3-for-21 from the free throw line in a 61-23 loss to the Ionia Bulldogs Tuesday night.