A stepson allegedly stole cash, electronics, jewelry and power tools from his mother’s home in Sidney Township. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to a home invasion in the 2000 block of S. Derby Road at 11 p.m. Saturday.
Icy road conditions on Bracy Avenue in Greenville contributed to a truck-pole accident on Tuesday morning. The collision snapped the power pole in half, requiring Consumers Energy crews to remove it and install a new one. Workers use a bucket truck to help replace a power pole that was destroyed in a car accident Tuesday morning.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners had its annual organizational meeting Tuesday. The 13-minute meeting included adopting bylaws and rules of procedure, appointing committee members and scheduling meeting dates.
City Council members narrowly approved hiring a new attorney for the Belding Historic District Commission on Tuesday. Council members voted 3-2 vote to appoint Thomas Forshee after a significant amount of debate.
The newly opened Maple Valley Market was broken into on New Year’s weekend. Michigan State Police Lakeview Post Trooper Ed Brinkman said the breaking and entering occurred sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning in downtown Trufant. The thieves entered through a window and stole about $3,000 worth of cigarettes and cigars, plus a laptop computer from the grocery store.
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Lakeview’s boys basketball team’s shooting was as cold as the weather. The Wildcats made just two field goals in the first half and lost to the Tri County Vikings 65-41 Tuesday night.
Former Mayor Pro-Tem John Hoppough is the newest mayor of Greenville. The council voted unanimously to appoint Hoppough as mayor for a year.
Recall language against the president of the Pierson Village Council was approved this afternoon at a clarity hearing. Montcalm Clerk Kristen Millard, Probate Judge Charles Simon III and Treasurer JoAnne Vukin unanimously approved proposed recall language filed by Village Councilwoman Rebecca Starr against Village President Karl Van Haren.
Swimmers who are fond of Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) recreational swimming pool will have to look elsewhere when deciding where to take a dip this summer. According to MCC President Bob Ferrentino, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-sized pool will be closed from May 21 to Aug. 1 of 2012 due to budgetary restraints.