A proposed small renovation to Carson City Elementary School’s south pod is being delayed until a rebid on the project can be completed. During the Nov. 26 school board meeting, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy questioned CARMI Design Group’s role in the project.
A check for $4,100 was recently presented to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund as a result of the Salute Our Soldiers varsity football game on Sept. 14 between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg.
A 38-year-old Greenville woman was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon when her ex-husband arrived to pick up their son.
Mother Nature’s fluffy white weekend introduction to this year’s winter snows was her way of reminding us it’s almost time for Greenville’s annual Holiday Pops Concert. Wednesday is the big night; 7:30 p.m. is the time. It’s customary to have a storm on that night, although this year the weatherman is predicting rather pleasant, mild weather. Inside Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center the atmosphere will indeed be way above pleasant, as the Grand Rapids Symphony and associated conductor John Varineau once again visit Greenville to celebrate an evening of the season’s musical favorites.
Montabella Community Schools is shutting down for the week due to an outbreak of influenza. According to Superintendent Shelly Millis, students and staff began coming down with the flu on Friday. The school had 78 percent attendance today and more than two dozen students were sent home before classes were done for the day.
A Greenville woman remains in critical condition almost two weeks after a two-vehicle collision near Gowen. Debra Wirtz, 79, is in critical condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
As someone who cares very much about public schools I am very concerned about some of the legislation that is being discussed in Lansing during this lame duck and holiday season. I am especially concerned when I learn that many parents and other citizens are unaware of proposals that have the potential to radically change education as we know it in Michigan.
A township’s main responsibility is to provide essential services for those residents that live within the township. Essential services consist of police protection, fire protection, maintaining and upgrading county road services, library services, basic school funding within the township, and by keeping the peace by resolving complaints and enforcement of local regulations and ordinances. In order for these services to be provided to residents they are taxed via the property they own. Property taxes are the key revenue producing method to allow operation and maintenance of all essential services within a Township. When properties are lost via transfer to another governmental body, the only way to continue to maintain those services at the level residents are accustomed to is by increasing taxes or removing some the services. Annexation only puts more burdens upon the remaining residents to keep essential services at current levels.
With the recent passing of Nancy Hickey, who was elected to the position of Ionia County treasurer for a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2013, Michigan election law requires that a statutorily created committee consisting of Probate Judge Robert Sykes Jr., Prosecutor Ronald Schafer and Clerk Tonda Rich shall appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012