Two weeks after a countywide law enforcement millage vote failed, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is still trying to find a way to retain court security. A 1 mill property tax increase which would have generated $1.564 million over five years for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office failed on Feb. 28 with 4,205 “no” votes and 4,085 “yes” votes — a difference of 120 votes.
A meet and greet is planned for Friday to welcome the new director of the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation. From 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the United Hospital conference room, the community will be able to engage in conversation at a meet and greet with newly named director Shelly Westbrook.
Ionia and Montcalm counties hired and then lost a new 4-H coordinator, all in the same week. Pat Dignum, a 4-H educator in the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Office in Stanton, introduced new 4-H coordinator Justin Selden to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 27. Selden was set to coordinate 4-H activities part-time in each county.
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All the hard work has paid off for Carson City-Crystal catcher/utility player Meriah Gallagher on Monday. Gallagher signed a letter-of-intent to play college softball for the Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers. IU Southeast is located in New Albany, Ind. and is close to the Kentucky border near Louisville, Ken.
A combined four Central Montcalm Green Hornets and Lakeview Wildcats were honored for their play on the basketball court last week. Hornets’ senior Alex Maxted and Wildcats’ senior Brad Rood were named to the CSAA second team while Hornets’ senior Jared Cilibraise and Wildcats’ sophomore Shawn Lindsey earned honorable mentions.
Greenville Public Schools (GPS) have awarded five bids from the bid package nine, which is the last bid package for the bond project. There are 18 bids total in bid package nine.
When the Big Ten’s men’s basketball regular season ended with a three-way tie between Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State, it was the hope of many folks in the area that the championship issue would be settled with a Big Ten Tournament Sunday showdown between MSU and Michigan.
Belding High School’s robotics team is about to compete on a national stage, but the skills they gained to get them there may carry them far beyond a high school competition. Through hours of hard work — most of them put in after school hours — five Belding students on two teams have earned the opportunity to compete in the U.S. National VEX Robotics Championship at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Omaha, Neb.
Trevor “Nutcake” Muir took his place behind the specially designed eight-foot long griddle, and with a punch of a button and a careful sliding of his giant funnel, the pancake batter formed perfect circles on the hot surface. On the other side of the griddle, the boys and girls and moms and dads lined up shoulder to shoulder, with plates in hand, ready to catch the famous “flying pancakes.”