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Moss and Snow continue in Greenville

Both incumbents running for re-election on the Greenville City Council retained their seats during Tuesday’s election. Ken Snow, 63, who has served on the council since 1992 and as mayor since 2007, received 333 votes for re-election while Larry Moss, 60, came in second with 263 votes.


Voters nix funding for countywide bus system

The Montcalm Ride came to a halt Tuesday. Voters overwhelmingly said “no” to a proposed countywide public transportation system millage. The request to for a new 0.3-mill property tax was shot down 2,482 votes to 1,611 votes, or about 60 to 40 percent. Members of the Montcalm County Transportation Authority were disappointed with the results.


Montcalm Township treasurer recalled

The long-embattled Montcalm Township treasurer was recalled Tuesday. Phyllis Shilling was taken out of office by a vote of 394 to 275, or about 59 to 41 percent.

Mitchell Byrne

Greenville man charged in police hit-and-run

Mitchell Byrne allegedly crashed into a Greenville Department of Public Safety police cruiser, then fled the scene, leaving an officer unconscious early Sunday morning. The 24-year-old man was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in 64B District Court. He is charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.


More dismal news for United Solar

United Solar Ovonic’s parent company delayed its quarterly results conference call planned for today as it seeks further cost cutting and a debt restructuring plan to stay alive. Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD) was planning to reveal its financial performance from the July 1-Sept. 30 fiscal quarter on Wednesday. Company officials called that off late Tuesday in a press release that revealed more troubling news for the struggling solar panel manufacturer with a pair of plants in Greenville, including 500 more job cuts.

Colonel Duncan (Brandon Reickoff) shares the ingredients of the secret recipe with MacBeth (Tyler Young), his new vice president and general manager of sales. It is so secret, everyone else must cover their ears.

PLAY REVIEW: ‘Old Macbeth’ combines Shakespeare and the Colonel?

Like the brew in a witch’s cauldron, the Montcalm Community College fall drama class production is a mixture of a little bit of this and a pinch of that. “Old MacBeth Had a Farm” is a combination of Shakespeare’s character MacBeth, Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and many other interesting characters.


Committee OKs census taker for Animal Control

Montcalm County Animal Control may have a kennel assistant and a census taker in the near future.


People may vote on Montcalm County sheriff’s coverage

The amount of road patrol coverage by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department could come up for a vote by the people who depend on it. Montcalm County residents may vote on a special millage, possibly as early as February, that would raise funds not only to maintain road patrol coverage, but also to increase the current number of deputies.

Adam Eller of No Limits Outdoors demonstrates one of the cameras used during video shoots for the group’s TV show.

Carson City hunters film kills for national television show

With the arrival of crisp fall days and the occasional snowfall, many local residents are eager to get out hunting. While many hunters would be satisfied to see something worth shooting, four Carson City men enjoy the thrill of the shoot — on film. Mark Brown, Adam Eller, Gabe Stanley and Mike Swagart are hunters and videographers for “No Limits Outdoors” — a television show that features videos of average hunters pursuing deer, bear, turkeys and other wild game.

This rusted “Danger No Smoking” sign hangs on a fence outside the Carson City Cemetery, where oil cleanup is continuing.

State to test new contamination cleanup measures in cemetery

The 65-year environmental cleanup at the former Crystal Refinery in Carson City will enter a new phase next month. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) plans to test some new technology by drilling new monitoring wells in the Carson City Cemetery, located next to the former refinery. The agency has hired a consultant to solicit bids for installing four to six wells in the cemetery and pumping out oil, contaminated groundwater and vapors to see what works best.