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Montcalm Township treasurer officially out

Wednesday evening’s Montcalm Township Board meeting had an empty chair. The Montcalm County Board of Canvassers officially certified the results of Tuesday’s township election, in which voters recalled Treasurer Phyllis Shilling by a vote of 394 to 275.

The Electric Professor ‘s Brad Krause, left, and Jeff Smejkal show off the award the company received from Consumers Energy for being the top energy savings participant in the Consumers Energy Small Business Solutions Program this year.

The Electric Professor earns Consumers Energy savings award

By Ryan Schlehuber Daily News special sections editor GREENVILLE — With the support of businesses and clients keeping their electric repair and service needs local, The Electric Professor, for the first time, was the top energy savings business participating in the Consumers Energy’s Small Business Solutions Program. The Consumers Energy Business Solutions Program provides incentives [...]


This is just a test… FEMA to test nationwide emergency alert system

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be participating in a national test of the emergency alert system at 2 p.m. Wednesday.


Carson City police on better footing

Carson City Administrator Mark Borden is pleased with the outcome of changes made to the city’s police department. The department had three different chiefs in a four-month period last spring and summer.

John Johansen points out signs of oak wilt on his Montcalm Township property to district conservationist Jeremy Sova.

Trees in Montcalm County hit by ‘devastating’ disease

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP —  John Johansen lost seven ash trees last year to the emerald ash borer. This year he estimates he will lose 17 more trees to another problem — oak wilt. Oak wilt is a disease caused by a fungus that plugs the water-conducting system of oak trees. To block the spread of the [...]


Children recovering from E. coli outbreak

Two children from the Maple Rapids area are out of the hospital and recovering from E. coli poisoning. A third adult also is recovering.

United Solar Ovonic’s two Greenville plants are closed for the rest of this year.

United Solar cuts jobs, idles plants

The hits keep coming for United Solar Ovonic. The company announced another 144 job cuts in Greenville on Tuesday, dropping its local employment to about 40 for the rest of the year.


Belding seeking input for recreation plan

The Belding City Council is calling on residents to help do their part in creating a new community recreation plan for the city of Belding. The public is invited to the Belding Visioning Session, a meeting where the city’s Recreation Advisory Board and City Council will collect public input regarding parks and recreation within the community.

Belding High School Marching Band Drum Major Mitchel Dykla, a junior, directs trumpet and mellophone players during an evening rehearsal Wednesday night at Rudness Field in Belding.

VIDEO: Belding High School marching band heading to state finals ranked 5th

On a cool Wednesday evening under the lights of Rudness Field at Belding High School (BHS), 105 students gathered motionless, waiting for a signal. After a few brief seconds of silence, the students broke from their frozen stance and began striding across the field. The sound of music quickly ripped through the crisp cool air, bouncing off nearby houses and echoing into the streets of Belding. While most students were by now at home enjoying dinner or relaxing, members of the Belding High School Marching Band had officially started work.

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Community help reopens Lakeview Inn

A 117-year-old piece of Lakeview history will remain intact.
The Lakeview Inn is reopening tonight after the Montcalm County Building Department condemned it last summer. The facility at 333 S. Lincoln Ave. occupies a brick building erected in the heart of the village’s downtown area in 1894. The building features six upstairs apartments and a downstairs bar and restaurant. Lee Tanis holds the ownership title for the building through Tanis Investment LLC in Grand Rapids. Andrea Rawson of Howard City has a land contract with Tanis.