Montcalm County Animal Control may have a kennel assistant and a census taker in the near future.
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.
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.
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.
Students in fourth through ninth grades at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools received a presentation on how each classroom could adopt a soldier for the holidays. On Thursday, the school invited Christina Webster to the school to discuss the Adopt A Soldier program.
An assembly at Greenville Middle School honored area military veterans on Veteran’s Day. Veterans were greeted with students clapping, cheering and a standing ovation as they walked through the doors of the gymnasium to their reserved seats on Friday.
One man has been shot multiple times at the Flat River Inn in Greenville and the suspect remains on the loose.
Several people called Montcalm County Central Dispatch around 12:25 a.m. today after hearing shots fired in a room at the motel, located on Hillcrest Street just north of Washington Street (M-57).
Police are still looking for the suspect in an armed robbery at Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville on Wednesday.
The male suspect reportedly was armed with a semi-automatic handgun when he robbed the bank around 10:35 a.m. today, according to reports from police and Montcalm County Central Dispatch. Greenville Department Public Safety Director Mike Stuck said the suspect walked into the bank and showed a gun to tellers before making off with an undisclosed amount of money. Police are investigating whether the suspect said anything to the tellers or passed a note demanding money.
Police released little new information Thursday about the investigation into an armed robbery at Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville. Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Stuck said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in Grand Rapids now is in charge of the case. Local authorities are assisting FBI agents.
The longtime treasurer of Montcalm County is retiring. Marcia Sawdy was elected treasurer 15 years ago. She has worked for Montcalm County for 24 years and worked in government for 30 years. Her resignation will take effect Dec. 31.