A newcomer received the most votes Tuesday in the Stanton City Commission election. Karl Yoder was elected to the board with 88 votes, or 24 percent of the vote. He will replace Bonnie Timiney, who didn’t run for re-election.
An incumbent and a newcomer were elected to the Belding City Council on Tuesday. Incumbent Mayor Roger Wills received 209 votes while newcomer Joe Feuerstein received 149 votes to be elected to the council for the first time.
Both incumbents running for re-election on the Greenville City Council retained their seats during Tuesday’s election. Ken Snow, 63, who has served on the council since 1992 and as mayor since 2007, received 333 votes for re-election while Larry Moss, 60, came in second with 263 votes.
The Montcalm Ride came to a halt Tuesday. Voters overwhelmingly said “no” to a proposed countywide public transportation system millage. The request to for a new 0.3-mill property tax was shot down 2,482 votes to 1,611 votes, or about 60 to 40 percent. Members of the Montcalm County Transportation Authority were disappointed with the results.
The long-embattled Montcalm Township treasurer was recalled Tuesday. Phyllis Shilling was taken out of office by a vote of 394 to 275, or about 59 to 41 percent.
Mitchell Byrne allegedly crashed into a Greenville Department of Public Safety police cruiser, then fled the scene, leaving an officer unconscious early Sunday morning. The 24-year-old man was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in 64B District Court. He is charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
United Solar Ovonic’s parent company delayed its quarterly results conference call planned for today as it seeks further cost cutting and a debt restructuring plan to stay alive. Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD) was planning to reveal its financial performance from the July 1-Sept. 30 fiscal quarter on Wednesday. Company officials called that off late Tuesday in a press release that revealed more troubling news for the struggling solar panel manufacturer with a pair of plants in Greenville, including 500 more job cuts.
Like the brew in a witch’s cauldron, the Montcalm Community College fall drama class production is a mixture of a little bit of this and a pinch of that. “Old MacBeth Had a Farm” is a combination of Shakespeare’s character MacBeth, Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and many other interesting characters.
Montcalm County Animal Control may have a kennel assistant and a census taker in the near future.
The amount of road patrol coverage by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department could come up for a vote by the people who depend on it. Montcalm County residents may vote on a special millage, possibly as early as February, that would raise funds not only to maintain road patrol coverage, but also to increase the current number of deputies.