Monday afternoon’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting will feature a public hearing about a controversial economic development proposal. And the commissioner who has been the most vocal advocate of the property tax increase no longer thinks the proposal has enough support from his fellow commissioners to be approved.
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The six-month experiment of a four-day work week for city employees in Belding is here to stay — at least for another six months. At Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting, City Manager Meg Mullendore requested that council members approve the four-day work week as a “permanent structure” Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Greenville City Council on Monday approved two zoning changes that will allow for additional uses in certain areas as outlined in the 2012 Master Plan. Council unanimously adopted a rezoning plan, which will set up part of the city — essentially a one-block area surrounding the downtown — for upstairs apartments above retail stores, while also placing design standards for new commercial buildings. That area was previously zoned C-1, or neighborhood commercial and will now fall under a mixed use development (MUD).
Is your skin feeling dry and itchy from too much confinement indoors from the inordinate winterizing we’re enduring this year? Why not fight back, go wild, and step up to this winter’s Polar Plunge challenge. It’s at Turk Lake this year, at 3 p.m. on Feb. 8. The Turk Lake Tavern and Bar will be hosting the event to raise funds for the Special Olympics.
The final slide of what would have been Pastor Mike Jones’ sermon Sunday morning asked his congregation one question: “What does my faith tell the world?”
Two “broke” individuals were arraigned Tuesday afternoon for their alleged roles in a methamphetamine laboratory and standoff with multiple police agencies Sunday. John Vogl II, 42, of Greenville, and Cassaundra Kidder, 22, of Wayland, are each charged with operating or maintaining a lab involving meth, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.
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It doesn’t get any more hands-on than a student with a pair of surgical gloves, a scalpel and a pig lung. As part of their study of the human body and its organs, fifth-graders at Baldwin Heights Elementary School in Greenville dissected pig lungs and hearts Monday afternoon to get a glimpse at something similar to their own organs.
A former running back turned linebacker for the University of Michigan related his experiences playing for the Wolverines at Montcalm Community College Monday to crowd of about 50 people. Obi Ezeh, who played for Michigan from 2007-2010, was the guest speaker at an event that was part of a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Ezeh spoke about how his experiences with the Wolverines related to life.