Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen of Montcalm Township said his goodbyes to members of the Sheridan Village Council on Tuesday evening. Since 2001, Johansen has been the county’s primary link to the village of Sheridan and has attended almost every council meeting held there in the past 11 years. Because of the county’s recent reapportionment, he will now be covering other villages.
The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussed decorating and parking during its Tuesday meeting. With the DDA working to better Greenville’s downtown area, the group discussed holiday and summer decorations and ways to accommodate parking for downtown residents.
It’s in the hands of township officials now. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved renewing sheriff’s deputy contracts with Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm and Sidney townships Monday. The three-year contracts are set to expire on Dec. 31. Township officials must now decide whether to renew the contracts.
Even though Central Montcalm’s cross country teams finished towards the bottom of the Central State Activities Association, Coach Shad Morgan had some difficulties to deal with. Those may have had a hand in the fifth-place finish of the boy Green Hornets in the CSAA and the seventh-place finish by the girls.
Belding’s girls golf team was short on experienced players, according to coach Doug Anderson. That was one of the reasons the Redskins finished fifth out of seven teams in the O-K Blue Conference.
A routine assistance stop Saturday turned into a pursuit that resulted in a one-car crash and two arrests. According to Montcalm County Undersheriff Mark Bellinger, a deputy patrolling around 1:04 a.m. noticed what he at first assumed to be stranded motorists at the intersection of W. Carson City Road and S. Sheridan Road.
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The Eureka Township Board approved sending a Public Act (PA) 425 agreement to the city of Greenville regarding a proposed Mersen USA annexation. During Monday night’s meeting, the township board approved moving forward with the annexation by drafting a proposed PA 425 agreement between the township and the city.
The skies were chill and cheerless Monday morning at Montcalm Community College, the last vestige of autumn’s waning warmth little more than memory. But lowering clouds did little to deter those who gathered in the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building of the college’s Sidney campus to honor America’s veterans.
Lakeview Community Schools district voters will likely be looking at a $12.5 million bond proposal this February if all goes as expected for a proposal approved Monday evening by the Lakeview school board. If passed by voters, the bond would adjust the system’s current 6.92 mills to 7.0 and also would extend its current debt. For a taxpayer owning a home with a current market value of $80,000, the increase to his or her current annual tax levy would be $3.20 per year.