Running a business and business development are hard enough these days. We think that the position Mersen finds itself in as untenable and there is no excuse for it. One would assume that when the original business (as Graphite Engineering under local ownership) moved to the industrial park, all of their governmental dealings would be with the city such as those related to services provided and taxing authority. Five or six expansions later, the company finds itself stretched to its property limits within the city. It has purchased additional land in the township adjacent to the city boundary which it hopes can be annexed to the city. The hope, obviously, is that their success may be multiplied.
Three new men have been hired to join the Montcalm Township Fire Department. During the township’s Wednesday night meeting, Fire Chief Clif Dickinson presented to the board three candidates who would make a good addition to the fire department. The board unanimously approved the new firefighters.
Helen Simonson, author of this year’s One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” is at least as charming and entertaining as any of the characters found within the pages of her book. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Simonson will share that charm, up close and in person, at Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center. Afterward, Simonson will be on hand to sign copies of her book.
The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee meeting was all about animals on Tuesday. An animal return policy, a kennel ordinance, an exotic species ordinance and the dog census were among the topics of discussion.
Six sets of new tires worth more than $26,000 were stolen from Ed Koehn car dealership, along with a cargo van. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the dealership at 11064 W. Carson City Road (M-57) today after a reported theft Tuesday evening. Six sets of new tires and rims were taken from Ford vehicles. A white 2010 Ford Econoline cargo van was also stolen.
A possible scenario in which water could have backed up into the homes of residents was averted Sept. 27 by the fast actions of Sheridan street crews. According to Sheridan Community Center Director and Assistant Village Superintendent Ed Lingeman, who was speaking on behalf of Street Administrator and Village Superintendent Doug Lane at Tuesday’s village council meeting, the village water system experienced a “worst case scenario.” Both pumps failed, nearly simultaneously, at a village lift station.
The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) approved ending discussion about a proposed downtown median at this time. During Tuesday’s meeting, member Deb Huch, co-owner of Huch’s Fine Jewelry, made the motion to remove the item from active discussion.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
The Greenville Yellow Jackets and Forest Hills Eastern Hawks will meet each other on the soccer field twice in the matter of a week. The first meeting, on Tuesday night, was all in favor of the Hawks. Eastern — rated No. 2 in Division 2 — clinched the O-K Bronze title with a dominating performance over the Yellow Jackets 7-0.
Belding 3, Sparta 1: The Redskins picked up an O-K Blue Conference win Tuesday, knocking off the Spartans 29-27, 25-21, 24-26, 25-17…