Our community had a tragic reminder this week of how important it is for motorists to pay attention to their surroundings and for pedestrians to take a few extra minutes to be certain motorists are aware they are there.
On Saturday, this paper featured a story highlighting the 75th anniversary of Federal-Mogul, a local manufacturing company that produces engine and transmission parts and is a Q1 supplier to Ford Motor Company.
Did you know anyone with a concealed pistol license can walk into a school or sporting event open carrying a pistol at their side? Some local officials only recently became aware of this, including school board members at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools and Central Montcalm Public School
Council meeting minutes, an upcoming public hearing, zoning changes, millage increases, ordinance proposals … these are all examples of government-related public notices.
Newspapers have long been the primary source for public notices, which assures local accessibility and transparency to the community at large.
A recent survey released via www.roadsnacks.net was the talk of many local gatherings over the weekend as it listed Greenville as the seventh “Worst Place to Live in Michigan” behind Flint, Beecher, Escanaba, Buena Vista, Lapeer and Highland Park.
We beg to differ.
Proposal 1, a controversial sales tax and road funding question on Tuesday’s ballot, is the perfect example of what is wrong with our political system: It is overly complicated, contains many unknowns and is about as transparent as mud. It also is such a political hot potato that all but one of our local representatives couldn’t be bothered to even respond to our repeated calls and emails — let alone go on the record — as to how they plan to vote on Proposal 1. No one is denying the overall goal of what this ballot proposal was attempting to do is for the common good.
Our daughter passed away and our son-in-law is refusing to allow us to see our grandchildren. What can we do?
When Jacob Eckholm stepped into the role of city manager of Stanton and village manager of Lakeview six months ago, he didn’t have a lot of time to sit back and soak in the current state of affairs for either municipality.
That being said, he still seems to have a pretty good grasp on what needs to get done and the kinds of things that will help both communities thrive. And we like his focus.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley stepped in as pinch-hitter to deliver the annual Michigan Press Association convention speech Friday on behalf of Gov. Rick Snyder, who is recovering from a blood clot.
In a tone that sounded more like he was explaining things to a room full of friends than one that sounded like a rehearsed and repeated speech, Calley outlined some of the top priorities for the governor’s office this year.
Whether you are a subscriber or picking a copy of today’s paper up at the gas station, you’ll notice something different about The Daily News today.