High school today is not what it was yesterday. As a public institution of higher learning, with teenagers shuffling from class to class on an hourly basis, the culture and world inside the doors of what many refer to as the “best four years of your life,” is an ever-changing whirlwind of new experiences found each and every day. But that culture, filled with children who are learning to become adults, is not always a favorable one, and students, faculty and administration at high schools throughout Montcalm County are ready to make a change.
Funeral notices for Saturday, March 16, 2013
For more than 35 years, Metron of Belding has been a fixture of the community, with the senior facility operating as the largest employer in Belding as it continues to find new ways to reach out to the people it serves. The largest of six Metron senior facilities in Michigan, with a maximum capacity of 128 residents and a secure unit, Metron of Belding provides short-term acute services and post-acute care to help patients resume healthy, happy and productive lifestyles.
A longtime judge has been found guilty of breaching the standards of judicial conduct after throwing a Stanton attorney in jail for alleged contempt of court. The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission recently found Ottawa County’s 58th District Court Judge Kenneth Post guilty. Post has sat on the bench since Jan. 1, 1980.
The Greenville Department of Public Safety director is stepping down after one year on the job. Michael Pousak gave City Manager George Bosanic a two week notice last week. Pousak’s last day will be Good Friday, March 29.
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If things seemed different in Belding’s girls basketball season, it’s because things changed drastically in the second half of the season. “The first half of the season went great,” Belding first-year coach Brad Wilson said. “We played really well, we progressed each week. Then about Christmas time we hit a streak where we had some injuries, we had some sickness, and one girl that had a family situation. Because of that we played shorthanded. We had some key players that missed the second half of the season.”
A Riverdale woman was arrested Thursday by Montcalm County Sheriff’s officers on multiple counts of fraud and theft charges. Tabatha Rae Bartlett, 34, was arraigned on seven counts of forgery, one count of stealing a financial transaction device and being a habitual offender fourth offense. Bartlett remains in custody and is being held on a [...]
After three months of searching and hours of questioning various candidates during extended interviews, Belding will have a new city manger. Members of Belding City Council unanimously approved a motion Thursday evening to pursue contract negotiations and vetting with Meg Mullendore of Buchanan to be the next city manager.
With freezing temperatures and a light snow falling from the sky Tuesday evening, there was little indication that spring is on the horizon in Montcalm County. But for those who stepped into the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) in Sidney for the fifth annual All Things Green event, plants, gardens and landscaping products were found in abundance as more than 20 vendors gathered to promote local agriculture.