A Belding native is moving up the ranks at the Michigan State Police. First Lt. Michael Brown recently was promoted to inspector and named senior assistant executive deputy director of the Field Services Bureau at the state police headquarters in Lansing.
STANTON — A local attorney has been named a “Rising Star” in the criminal defense field. Keeley Heath, 30, received the award from Super Lawyers magazine. The honors were recently published as a special insert in the New York Times. Candidates must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less to [...]
GREENVILLE – Walnut Hills Elementary School had to get creative to teach its students due to budget cuts. Because of budge cuts, some teachers were laid off and the school had to look at how they were going to teach the same amount of children with fewer teachers. New this year, the elementary school decided [...]
PINE TOWNSHIP — Rudy Yoder feels he is being persecuted for being Amish by Montcalm County’s Building Department director. But Scott Minard contends Yoder is “thumbing his nose at the law” by constructing an addition without the proper permits and in violation of the state’s building code. Yoder and his wife, Mary, have operated Mary’s Bakery [...]
BELDING — Police responded to five complaints Tuesday and Wednesday. Incidents Include: Tuesday • Warrant arrest, Bridge. Wednesday • Disorderly, W. Ellis. • Domestic violence, Hawley Highway. • Blight complaints, numerous. • Code violation, multiple. GREENVILLE — Police reports were not available. STANTON — Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to 23 complaints Wednesday. Incidents included: [...]
Friday David Chaffin — 11 a.m., Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal. William Nobach — 2 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Edmore. (Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis Chapel) Saturday Robert Lynn Jr. — 2 p.m., Clear Lake Cemetery, Fenwick. Albert McConkie — 11 a.m., Curtis Building, Edmore. David L. Chaffin, 58 CRYSTAL — David [...]
I’ll wager that poultry breeders have about perfected the growing and marketing of turkeys. The tame birds, that is. And I suppose that could cause some to wonder why a hunter would force himself or herself to sit cramped up for hours, camouflaged from top to bottom and in all manner of weather, while trying to entice one of those sharp-eyed birds within shotgun range.
A Belding hair salon is giving back to those who are serving in the military.
Central Montcalm Public School students found several changes when they returned to classes this fall.
American tales, clowns and old-fashioned charm delighted visitors of the fourth annual Harvest Fest on Saturday in downtown Blanchard.