State Rep. Rick Outman and Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard testified on Tuesday in support of a bill introduced by Outman that would allow election workers to oversee balloting in neighboring counties. Outman’s measure, House Bill 5119, would allow qualified precinct election inspectors to work in counties other than the one in which they are registered to vote. That is not allowed under current law.
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Police are searching for leads in a Tuesday evening break-in at the Handy Market in Greenville. A customer found the glass front door smashed the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 11. Interim Greenville Public Safety Director Gary Valentine said a rock was thrown through the door of the store.
Greenville-area business leaders enjoyed a night in the limelight Thursday. The annual Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce dinner at Camp Anna Behrens was a celebration of businesses and citizens that have made a positive influence in the community. Among the awards handed out was the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) Spirit of Collaboration Award, the Small Business Person of the Year, the Marian Kemp Outstanding Citizen of the Year and six refurbishing awards.
Valerie Dawdy of Belding has organized a Zumba fitness fundraiser to help banish amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.
A movement that started in November to change zoning across from Klackle Orchards and Pavilion from residential zoning to office service commercial one (OSC1) is going to be put on hold at this time. During Wednesday night’s Eureka Township Planning Commission meeting no new information or requests came forward since the December meeting regarding the rezoning of the parcels.
During Wednesday night’s Eureka Township Planning Commission meeting no new information or requests came forward since the December meeting regarding the rezoning of the parcels.
What ever happened to civility in government? Last week we got treated to yet another display of shouting and poor manners during a public meeting. Last year, Montcalm Township meetings were typified by such behavior. This year, Pierson’s village council has taken the torch.
No one knows how long Ed and Megan have been a part of Clifford Lake Inn. Many people, however, may not believe they exist. But on Jan. 14, many visitors of the 131-year-old inn were talking about them. “Ed” and “Megan” are two apparitions that roam through the lakeside building, according to inn owner Connie McKeown, who confirmed her belief that the inn was haunted through recent paranormal investigations.
Winter will be celebrated in the Panhandle this weekend as Winterfest returns to downtown Howard City.
The third annual event features a variety of old and new family-friendly activities Friday and Saturday. Panhandle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marianne VanBennekom said one of the new events is a snow treasure dig at 1 p.m. Saturday near the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. The event is for three age groups of children and features hidden treasures buried in mounds of snow.
The Mobil gas station’s EZ Mart convenience store in Greenville was broken into and robbed late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. According to lead clerk Mary Mangus, the break-in at 115 E. Washington St. (M-57) occurred between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday, when the store was closed.