Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education members were introduced to a state-mandated anti-bullying proposal on Monday. The board will have 30 days to review it before voting on whether to accept it. The Bullying and Other Aggressive Behavior Toward Students policy will be brought back to the board at their March 19 meeting where they will vote on whether to accept it.
Though the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education does the official hiring, board members want input from the staff and community on the qualifications they are looking for in the person who will replace Superintendent Jake Helms. Helms is retiring June 30. “We had sent out a survey to the staff to hear what they are looking for in a candidate,” Board Secretary Roxanne Switzer said. “We met today in a workshop to hear more, to hear their ideas.”
On Feb. 28, the citizens of Montcalm County have the opportunity to support a millage request to maintain the road patrol function for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. This letter supports the effort to pass this proposal. The Greenville Police Officers Association of Michigan chapter fully endorses the proposed millage and feels the necessity to maintain the safety and policing of this county is dependent on passing this critical levy request.
When Belding Fire Captain Don Eady was informed of a family’s financial struggle to replace car seats damaged in a recent car accident, he didn’t waste any time taking action. On Monday afternoon at the Belding Fire Department, Eady presented Greenville residents John Hohl Jr., his wife Courtney and three of their five children with two new car seats and one booster seat just hours after having been informed of their need to replace the seats damaged in the accident.
Belding Area Schools Superintendent Leslie Mount received full support from the Board of Education when her contract negotiation was brought to a vote at Monday night’s meeting. Earning a positive evaluation from the board, Mount’s contract extension of one additional year was approved in a unanimous vote.
Local running and walking enthusiasts can look forward to a new challenge with a 5K run/walk event March 24. The event is a fundraiser for To: Africa From: U.s., a nonprofit organization founded by Mary Fournier of Cedar Springs, who is committed to supporting communities and youths in African nations.
Each year the Danish Festival seeks an original poster to celebrate the current festival theme. This year’s theme is “The Snow Queen.” Original designs in any medium are acceptable for the contest. The artwork should represent the Hans Christian Andersen story of “The Snow Queen” in a creative but realistic interpretation. The artwork must not have been previously reproduced.
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It took a little bit of doing, but thanks to free throws from Jemikal Papendick, the Montabella boys basketball team got a win Monday night.
The Mustangs got by the Evart Wildcats 47-38 in a game that saw a lot of swings.
Can you believe the depths to which presidential aspirants are willing to sink in order to discredit opponents for the highest office in the land? The negativity of the campaign would be comedic if the stakes weren’t so high. Television campaign ads are running together consecutively, alternating for and against a given candidate in the same string. The next-to-saddest thing about this travesty is that these “approved” messages demonstrate the obvious contempt the candidates have for the civility of the American public.