A Montcalm County Central Dispatch 911 surcharge renewal on the ballot passed easily Tuesday. The surcharge was approved with 3,890 “yes” votes to 1,422 “no” votes, or 73 percent to 27 percent.
Montcalm Area Intermediate School District staff gathered at their Central Office in Stanton on Tuesday evening to learn the outcome of the special education millage ballot proposal. As voting results trickled in, votes on both sides seemed to compete in a dead heat for hours. But as the night wore on, the affirmative votes pulled ahead.
Chalk it up as a win for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. With 1,406 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, an $11 million bond proposal passed with 58 percent of the vote.
The Greenville City Council adopted a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policy Tuesday in an attempt to jump ahead of likely requirements by the state. City Manager George Bosanic said legislation currently making its way through the state legislature could mean lower costs for requests and force municipalities to adopt their own policies, so the city went ahead and did it on its own.
Welcome to Detroit, Michigan, not only famous for automobiles, but also for its reputation as the mecca of soul, thanks to the likes of Gladys Knight. Take a stroll down East Montcalm Street and you will find it impossible to ignore the passion for the game of baseball that is embodied by the locals. These are residents who have been clinging to the hope of bringing celebration back to a hurting city.
It started in 1948 with a passion for music and a check for $3,000. More than 60 years later, Hansen’s Music Store building has been sold and is closing its doors for good.
Three years ago, Montcalm County voters approved increasing a 911 surcharge fee from $1.89 per line to up to $2.85 per line per month to fund emergency calls.
Just a few short years ago, Lakeview Community Schools were in deep trouble. Academically, the situation had grown so bad that Lakeview High School made the state’s “dishonor roll,” being named as an “at risk” school. Test scores were low, morale was lower.
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Greenville residents will be able to drop off leaves, grass clippings and brush at the city’s compost site at 1150 Owen Mumaw Drive.