After back-to-back mild winters, this winter has been anything but. The extreme cold, wind and snow has cause schools to cancel class multiple times this winter already. This week alone, students have missed four straight days.
For Greenville High School Band Director Susan Gould, the large amount of snow days this winter — nine to date — has made her teaching routine nearly impossible as students remain home, many without instruments on which to practice.
Montabella High School was closed Tuesday, as were all local schools, but the hallways were still filled with the voices and laughter of children — very young children, that is. Ryan Roberts, a science teacher at Montabella, brought his 5-year-old and 2-year-old children to the school so they could get out of the house and run around while Roberts caught up on classwork.
Local schools have taken up to 10 snow days so far this winter … and they’re not out of the (snowy) woods yet. Belding, Central Montcalm, Lakeview and Montabella schools have each taken 10 snow days, while Carson City-Crystal, Greenville, Tri County and Vestaburg have each taken nine snow days. The most recent of those snow days were Monday, Tuesday and today.
After nearly a year of being disgruntled by a decision by the Belding City Council, Dan Blunt, owner of Belding Tank Technologies, says he can finally move on. During a meeting last Thursday at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding, Blunt was heard before the Zoning Board of Appeals on a nonuse variance request filed by Blunt on behalf of his company.
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Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama should be well worth watching, as it figures to be one of the late lunges to lock in legacies for his time in office.
Finding a job as an unemployed citizen can be stressful, difficult and unpleasant. Finding a job as a convicted felon can be nearly impossible.
Many people have voiced opinions about a proposed economic development millage, but in the end it was silence that made the decision. After a 39-minute public hearing Monday afternoon, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners declined to vote on a property tax increase to fund the Montcalm Alliance using Michigan’s Public Act 88, which would bypass a vote of the people.
In a historic move, the Howard City Police Department will merge with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. And the village’s police chief will become a county sheriff’s deputy.