Members of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are considering a compensation and benefits adjustment that would begin in 2013. County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer provided commissioners with the results of a 19-county survey taken last September. Any changes would have to be made before a current or potential commissioner files paperwork for the Nov. 6 election for a term beginning in 2013. The deadline to file for the Montcalm County election is May 15.
Got choice? Got conviction? Got connection? The Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking (MCPUD) wants to ask local youths these questions and get their feedback. MCPUD is hosting the Got It? Youth Summit from 1 p.m. March 17 to 1 p.m. March 18 at Lincoln Lake Baptist Camp near Gowen. The free, non-religious event aims to empower local youths who are interested in promoting health and safety through the prevention of underage drinking.
I was talking with Doug Robbins who owns Radio Shack and Robbins Book List. We were chatting about books. I mentioned one about Vietnam and he said how the war ended before he was old enough to really be aware of it. That struck me. Vietnam was such a big, horrible thing in our lives that I forget that it is truly just history to most of the adults alive today. Vietnam ended in 1975.
GREENVILLE — The MeetDowtown group is holding an evening meeting at Huckleberry’s Restaurant from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome. Topics will be reviewing the past year and planning events this year.
GREENVILLE — The resale shop Not 2 Shabby, which opened in November, has “a little bit of everything,” owner Sarah Jeffrey said, including items made by local artists. Jeffrey, from Mount Pleasant, took over the building at 124 Lafayette St., formerly The Office Store. Her shop includes antiques, clothing, furniture, consignment items, handmade items and [...]
GREENVILLE — Kaleidoscope of Times, an antiques shop that opened in August, will add open hours every first Sunday of the month, starting in February. Starting Feb. 5, owner Ida Church, of Gowen, who opened her business at 701 N. Lafayette St., will have Sunday hours from noon to 4 p.m. Kaleidoscope of Times has [...]
LAKEVIEW — Larry Cole of Lakeview opened a new towing business called WildCat Towing LLC Dec. 14, 2011. The new company covers the counties of Mecosta, Macomb, Isabella and Gratiot and offerings towing, fluid delivery, winching, tire changing, locksmithing, tire changing and battery service, to name a few. WildCat Towing is available 24 hours a [...]
Montcalm County Commission on Aging is now a nonprofit organization. The Commission on Aging Advisory Board applied for and recently received 501(c)3 status through the newly created Partners with Commission on Aging of Montcalm County.