With less than three weeks left before the start of a new school year, the Greenville Public School Board of Education enjoyed a lull between seasons and took action on only one item at their Monday evening meeting.
After lengthy discussion and one failed motion, the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee recommended a bonus for their controller-administrator. Montcalm County’s information and technology (IT) specialist position was vacant for several months, after Mary McMillen resigned last December. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer stepped up and filled the position until April, when Eric McLaughlin was hired to fill the vacancy.
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It’s down to the final two candidates in the search for a new manager for the village of Lakeview and city of Stanton. When selected, the new manager will serve both communities, allotting 20 hours per week to each.
Montcalm County commissioners continued to hash out the upcoming budget year in another three-hour meeting Monday. Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer led the meeting, along with Finance & Personnel Committee members Commissioners Ron Baker of Howard City, Tom Lindeman of Greenville, Betty Kellenberger of Carson City and Ron Retzloff of Crystal.
Dominos continue to fall in the Montcalm Economic Alliance’s effort to fund countywide economic development by contracting with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.
Again the four councilmen were asked, and again they deigned to answer why they voted not extend this village manager’s contract.
The question was asked at tonight’s Edmore Village Council meeting, which more than 30 people attended.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Pierson man who was operating a methamphetamine lab in his home, where two young children lived.
When Lauren Walsh was on stage at the Miss Danish Festival Scholarship Pageant, she said it didn’t feel like a competition. In her very first pageant, Walsh, 17, looked very at ease Saturday night at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center stage as she and three other young women competed for the title of Miss Danish Festival 2014.
Another primary election, another dismal turnout. Tuesday brought just 15.5 of registered voters to the polls in Ionia County and 15 percent in Montcalm County.