What were they thinking? That’s the thought on everyone’s minds after four Edmore Village Council members voted to not renew Village Manager Neil Rankin’s contract.
Another school year has ended. For too long we have associated the summer break with the old saying, “No more pencils, no more books …” But recently we have acknowledged that this so called carefree time can be a detriment to children’s learning particularly if they are struggling in school.
I am assuming that sometime recently many of you have received a mailing about Prop 1. This proposal will be on the ballot in the Aug. 5 Primary Election.
I was intrigued by a column in the June 14 Daily News by Sandy Main. She discussed what was required in the late 1800s to become a teacher. All anyone interested in teaching had to do was to score high enough on a teachers’ examination.
Montcalm County officials updated the county’s kennel ordinance last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements to make kennel inspections easier for Animal Control officers. The updates went into effect this year for new kennel owners and will go into effect next year for current kennel owners.
A week ago today, Michigan’s Legislature adjourned without voting on a solution for funding road repair. This is disappointing, to say the least, especially when you consider that Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, but has some of the highest taxes at the pump as state constitution dictates most of the sales tax on motor fuel goes to schools and local governments.
We have tried but fail to see how anything good can come out of an ongoing recall effort in the city of Belding. Belding resident Dennis Cooper is attempting to get recall language approved against Councilman Joe Feuerstein.
One hundred years ago, in 1914, the community foundation concept was born in the Midwest, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future.
Boosting our area’s economic development efforts has been a heated topic of conversation in Montcalm County on and off since the fall of last year. Who should spearhead the drive? How should it funded? What entities should be involved?
May and June are emotional times for graduates and their families. Students are anxious to graduate and move on to an uncertain future. But this is also the time when they face separation from not only their families but from classmates and friends and the familiar routine of school.