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Montcalm Township to offer pool-filling services

The Montcalm Township Fire Department will be able to offer pool-filling services in the near future.
During the township board meeting on Wednesday, the trustees voted to allow the fire department to offer the service to township residents.


Eureka Township Board considers invocation

The Eureka Township Board took a month and looked into the possibility of having invocation before each meeting, but, after discussion, decided to postpone a decision until August.


Funeral Notices — Friday, July 12, 2013

Funeral notices for Friday, July 12, 2013


Crystal man arrested in connection to sexual assault of child

A Crystal man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a child that occurred on July 5.

The Montcalm Township Board decided to hire a new auditor during its meeting Wednesday night. Pictured, from left, is Trustee Stephen Hole, Treasurer Rosemary Hyde, Supervisor Michael Adams, Clerk Carol Rosebrook and Trustee Steve Sprague.

Montcalm Township hires Lake Michigan as new auditor

A new firm will be auditing Montcalm Township for the biannual audit for this year.

Scott Schuelke, a retired sergeant with the Lansing Police Department, said he was approached by the Autism Alliance of Michigan in 2011 to help train emergency responders after several incidents occurred involving officers and autistic individuals throughout the state in which the results ended poorly.

Seminar helps local emergency responders train for autism risk situations

It wasn’t long ago that a mother and son were peacefully walking along the Lansing River Trail in downtown Lansing when the boy, without warning, sprinted off quickly into the distance, running out of his mother’s sight and ignoring her calls to return.


JUST IN: Couple arrested for Whites Covered Bridge metal theft

An Orleans Township couple has been arrested and charged with stealing metal from the former Whites Covered Bridge, which was destroyed by a Sunday morning fire.


Funeral Notices for Thursday, July 11, 2013

Funeral notices for Thursday, July 11, 2013


Sheridan Village Council turns decorative clock plan down, looks into dog ordinance

Plans for a decorative clock previously discussed by members of the Sheridan Village Council for inclusion as part of the village’s upcoming streetscape renovation project have been scrapped due to a misunderstanding regarding its cost.

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Does it make a difference whether parents and citizens get involved?

You say the efforts that I make will do no good; they will never prevail to tip the hovering scale where justice hangs in balance. I don’t think I ever thought they would, but I am prejudiced beyond debate in favor of my right to choose which side shall feel the stubborn ounces of my weight.