Last month, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted 4-3 to approve nearly $1.5 million in budget cuts. Superintendent Jake Helms estimates another $4,000 or $5,000 still needs to be cut. The district has lost 10 to 24 students per year in the last four years and is expected to see a similar or greater decline in enrollment for 2012-2013 year, according to Helms.
The Montcalm Area Career Center will receive a $1,000 worth of donations for its welding program.
Perry Hill, a Montcalm Community College welding student, and Lincoln Electric Co. is donating welding jackets to the program, according to Paula Fortino, associate superintendent for Career Technical Education and the principal of the Montcalm Area Career Center.
Weekly farm and flea markets stimulate local economies by attracting visitors to shop for homegrown products. They offer a place to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, soaps, jellies, baked goods, antiques and crafts from local crafters and family-owned farms.
Two people involved in a car accident Thursday afternoon are in stable condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Michigan State Police Troopers from the Lakeview post responded to an accident at the intersection of M-91 and Kendaville Road near the Five Corners store at 12:42 p.m.
A Riverdale man was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Matthew Walrath, 53, was originally charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a 23-year-old victim who is related to Walrath. The charges originated from an incident in Crystal in August 2010.
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The village of Pierson was home to a recall vote Tuesday. Now it’s on to the next one.
A red Pontiac Grand Prix was headed north on M-91 and a white Dodge van was headed east on Kendaville when the van apparently ran a stop sign and hit the Grand Prix. Two patients were transported by ambulance to a hospital.
A Muir man is being charged with 11 crimes related to child pornography. Investigators from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post’s Ionia detachment arrested James Hay, 53, at his home in Muir following a lengthy investigation.