United Solar Ovonic (USO) has a major influence on Montcalm County’s taxable value this year — but the numbers are misleading. Montcalm County entered into a shared services agreement with the Kent County Equalization Department in March.
Belding softball coach Mikayla Linebaugh was happy to get a split of a doubleheader, which wouldn’t normally be the case. But her Redskins handed the Coopersville Broncos their first O-K Blue Conference loss of the season Tuesday in the second game of the doubleheader 8-7 after losing the first game 8-3.
Read a brief report for the April 11, Montcalm Township board meeting
Read a brief report from the April 2 Fairplain Township meeting.
Read a brief report from the April 12 Eureka Township board meeting.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview post will be open on Saturday as a drop-off location for unwanted prescriptions. Saturday has been designated as National Take-Back Initiative where all unwanted prescription drugs can be brought to be dispose of properly by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
A Stanton man is facing prison time after pleading guilty to stealing a vehicle. James Whitney, 30, was charged with unlawfully driving away an automobile (UDAA), leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended. He pleaded guilty Monday in 64B District Court to UDAA — a five-year prison felony — and driving while license suspended.
Read the minutes from the April 10, 2012, Hubbardston Village Council meeting.
Five teachers, the assistant principal/athletic director, the curriculum director and others are losing their jobs as a result of nearly $1.5 million in budget cuts at Central Montcalm Public School. School Board President Doug Bowen, Vice President Bill Simpson, Secretary Roxanne Switzer and board member Mike Barnwell voted in favor of $1,491,148 in budget cuts. Board members Bill Collins, Todd Giles and Mark Grossbauer voted against the cuts.
A dinner designated to helping the hungry had a good turnout for its first in what is planned to be an annual event. Monday’s Empty Bowl Dinner is a project where elementary through high school students teamed up to help raise money for the local Ecumenical Food Pantry located at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville.