Alice Hoitinga was 20 years old and married just one year when she decided to help her community. A local 4-H horse leader where she was living in Allegan County retired in 1961, so Hoitinga stepped in to help. She continued her passion when she moved to the Vestaburg area with her husband, Tony. Fifty years later she’s still going strong.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is reconsidering operating Animal Control with only two officers. Former Animal Control Director Patricia Lentz’s position was eliminated Sept. 26 as part of $1.3 million in county budget cuts.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners had a change of heart Monday, giving Yvonne Niswonger her job back in the Equalization Department – at least temporarily The commissioners voted unanimously to reinstate Niswonger to her assessment roll specialist job for 24 hours per week for eight weeks beginning Oct. 31. Her position will cost the county about $3,600. Niswonger was laid off Sept. 26 as part of $1.3 million in Montcalm County budget cuts.
State Sen. Judy Emmons was one of four Senate Economic Development Committee members to receive campaign funding from the company opposing a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
Friday Frances Delp — 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Greenville. (Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville) Saturday Mary Jane Andersen-Vie — 11 a.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville. George Case — noon, Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Bernard Shindorf — 3 p.m., Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Sunday Kim (Bailey) Neilsen Smith — 2 p.m., 10491 Wabasis Ave., Greenville. [...]
Seven new vehicles were broken into at Tinney Automotive on Wednesday morning.
The remaining assets of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Foundation will be split among two local foundations over the next 60 days or less.
The Ash Foundation, which has contributed millions of dollars to local causes, will be divided and given as endowments to the Greenville Area Community Foundation and Montcalm Community College Foundation.
Two young men were charged this month with home invasion after allegedly breaking into an occupied house while the residents were sleeping last summer.
Elections in Greenville will be more confusing next year under a redistricting plan that splits a handful of voters in each of the city’s four voting precincts.
Updated information given to Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard shows as few as three voters in some precincts will require a separate ballot beginning with the August 2012 primary election.
Byron Davey pushed back his chair, stood up and delivered the final statement of Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting.
As it turns out, it would also be his final statement as a member of the school board.