September marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Montcalm County Emergency Services officials are looking to simplify emergency preparedness for residents by providing accessible, convenient and easy-to-understand information and supplies.
Authorities are currently searching for whoever is responsible for vandalizing several of the large, custom-fit windows at the new Redskins Arena gymnasium at Belding High School. Several of the large dual-pane windows, which face north on the second story of the gymnasium and are one of the highlights of the state-of-the art facility that features an indoor track, were vandalized in August and the damage is still visible as the replacement windows are months away from arrival.
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Being active is important in having a high quality of life, but maintaining activity is imperative to staying healthy for a lifetime.
Michigan prep football rankings from The Associated Press.
Greenville senior golfer Britta Bernth wants to win everything. A summer of tournament golf and a scorching start to the season has given Bernth the confidence she can do just that.
At the start of the season, Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team walked away from The Daily News Invitational with a 2-4 record. What a difference three weeks makes.
A former bustling produce manufacturing building in the heart of Carson City later became an unavoidable eyesore in town Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard eventually condemned the property at 102 E. Elm St. The Michigan Produce building had also been an apartment complex for a time in the 1970s. Larry Jordan purchased the property for $50 at the Montcalm County no minimum bid foreclosure auction in October 2011. The property had previously failed to sell at the minimum bid auction after being listed for $16,158.11. Jordan, who owns Crystal Family Hair Care with his wife, Norma, lives just east of the property, purchased the building to get rid of it.
Yes or no … You’d better know the difference. Of the many choices Michigan voters will make on Election Day, Nov. 6, few will be more confusing or complex than those in the series of special interest ballot initiatives designed to revise our Constitution. Some are heavily financed by groups hoping to shield their specific interests from the traditional political process. Historically, governance has left a wide variety of public issues open to a gradual process of reform and revision. These narrowly focused questions have been pushed onto the ballot as constitutional amendments intentionally purposed to circumvent and/or handcuff conventional legislative practices.
Later this month, Lizzie Sheldon, 10, of Howard City, will be among the first to take part in Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) new Mentored Youth Hunting program.