Smoke from a barn fire Wednesday afternoon at 8834 N. Bailey Road caused several barn animals to perish.
A 10-year-old boy has died after being injured in a car-buggy accident.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a collision of a car and a horse-drawn buggy on Fenwick Road west of Miner Road at 7:54 a.m. Wednesday.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 17, 2017
The Wildcats’ soccer and track fields will both see some changes this spring after the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to make improvements during Thursday night’s meeting.
Before City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert was hired as part-time city manager and part-time community liaison, Stanton had a part-time shared city manager a part-time community liaison and a full-time city clerk/treasurer.
Staff changes over the past several months have resulted in a reduced city office staff consisting of Pynaert, City Clerk/Treasurer Lori Braman and Office Assistant Tiffany Kohn. The changes added one part-time office assistant position to the city.
A bid for lawn care services led to unexpected drama Tuesday evening. During the regular meeting of the Otisco Township Board, the board opened a bid from Borek Services of Smyrna for lawn care services at the township hall, the lot next to the hall, the Otisco Cemetery and the Smyrna Cemetery.
The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees had a lesson in policy governance during its retreat meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board heard a presentation via video conference from Richard Stringham, a senior consultant with The Governance Coach. The presentation detailed different elements of policy governance, a paradigm created by Dr. John Carver.
When Rick Schroeder was hired as Aquinas College’s women’s volleyball coach, Johanna McCully was the first person he wanted to recruit. “Right now, we’re graduating six seniors, so the team got a little smaller,” Schroeder said. “So, in 2017, we’re definitely looking to build our roster up with not only great athletes, but great individuals, too. We definitely think that Johanna offers both, exceptionally.” McCully, 18, a senior at Belding, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play volleyball with the Aquinas Saints and study nursing at the college, which is just as important to McCully.
Perhaps there were many like me, but my brackets for the NCAA mens basketball tournament last year found its way to the trash can far, far too early. And I can thank the first round of upsets — and expected upsets that didn’t happen — for that.
Every three years, Sheridan accepts sealed bids for trash collection. During Tuesday night’s Sheridan Village Council meeting, it was time for council members to once again review bids and grant a contract to a trash collection company.