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Robert Clingenpeel of Stanton was offered the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator on Monday after his secondary interview. If he accepts, he proposes to do the job in addition to his current position of director of the Montcalm County Commission on Aging. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County’s top job offered to Clingenpeel

After two split votes Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved offering the controller-administrator job to Robert Clingenpeel.

Clingenpeel, the director of the Commission on Aging, was one of four internal candidates for the job. Clerk Kristen Millard and accountant Brenda Taeter were also in the running while Deputy Register of Deeds Catrina Woodruff recently withdrew as a candidate.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board President Ben Adkins, right, speaks to fellow board members, Treasurer Randy Stearns, center, and Secretary Kelly Decker, left, on the topic of researching the idea of a balanced calendar for the school district during Monday’s Board of Education meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C continues balanced calendar discussion

With the premise of a balanced calendar still in its infancy at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, all ideas are being taken into consideration.

During Monday evening’s school board meeting, Superintendent Kevin Murphy provided an update on researching a balanced calendar for the district, which currently operates under a traditional calendar.

Bruce Aittama, left, and Adam Hopkins talk to the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education about the MITES competition and the student’s projects during Monday evening’s meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville High School tech classes enter state competition

Local students will enter their creations from technology classes into a state competition that runs today through Saturday.

Greenville High School students in technology classes with Bruce Aittama and Adam Hopkins will see some of their projects entered in the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) 88th annual professional development conference and student project competition in Lansing.


Funeral Notices for May 11, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Montcalm County Animal Control could be closed in the near future after a budget recommendation by the Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel Committee. — File photo

County officials recommend shutting down Animal Control, closing parks

Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel Committee is recommending shutting down Animal Control and the animal shelter and closing county parks to help with the county’s budget situation. Committee members made the recommendations Monday morning at the request of Commissioner Ron Retzloff. He recommended shutting down Animal Control, the animal shelter and all its employees, and having the Humane Society take over local animal services. Retzloff estimates this will save at least $100,000.

A cement pad and stairs are the only lake access to Crystal Township Park from Crystal Lake, but members of the Downtown Development Authority are optimistic that someday a grant could help pave the way for a boardwalk-style marina, connecting boaters to the downtown district. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Enthusiasm returns to Crystal Township DDA

Committees can dissipate almost as quickly as they are formed, board members will come and go, and enthusiasm can reach ultimate highs as well as bottom out to nonexistence. Tim Bohen has spent more than 20 years as a member of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Association (DDA), and he has witnessed both ends of the spectrum, from failures to successes.


IN BRIEF: Greenville DDA to select facade grant administrator

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority is one step closure to receiving facade grant funding for the downtown district.


Funeral Notices for May 10, 2016

Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 10, 2016


IN BRIEF: Greenville school board approves school calendar

Greenville students will start the 2016-2017 academic school year on August 29.


IN BRIEF: CC-C renews food contract with Chartwells

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Board of Education approved a contract with Chartwells School Dining Services during Monday evening’s board of education meeting.