Kindergarten students through second-graders at MacNaughton Elementary School now have access to 82 new backpacks full of school supplies, thanks to a donation from AT&T Pioneers. The backpacks — in colors of pink, black, light blue and dark blue — were distributed to the Howard City school on Monday morning. Each backpack contains an assortment of notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, scissors and a pencil box.
Posted in: Local Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Ambulance, rescue and fire officials and Aeromed responded to two life-threatening incidents within three days in Howard City’s Panhandle area.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved a 2016 borrowing resolution to borrow no more than $2,677,000 for the 2014-2015 delinquent tax revolving fund Monday.
The state of Michigan began withholding 25 percent of revenue sharing from Montcalm County on Oct. 13 after the county was late in submitting a deficit elimination plan.
In describing greater Grand Rapids, Birgit Klohs was forthright in her approach of the area from an economic standpoint.
“Nobody wonders where Grand Rapids is,” said Klohs, the president and CEO of The Right Place. “They know New York, they know Las Vegas, they know Chicago, they know L.A., but the middle of the country is often called flyover territory.”
Lena Thompson has been a hitter throughout her high school career in volleyball.
That all will change when she gets to Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) this fall.
STANTON — Central Montcalm held its annual Pre-Regional Invitational cross country meet Monday as a way for teams and runners to get ready for the regional runs Saturday.
The host Green Hornets, Lakeview and Vestaburg all brought some runners to the meet, along with Morley Stanwood, Reed City and Saranac.
It was possible that five area football teams would make the playoffs, if the points fell just right. Of those five, four will have another game.
After a two year hiatus from coaching, former Tri County basketball coach Chad Gould is ready to get back into it.
Only this time, it will be with the Lakeview Wildcats.
When Gould, 44, a 1990 Tri County graduate, returned from a business trip in China, he was contacted by Lakeview Wildcats athletic director Caleb Martz, who offered him a chance to coach again.
Within the last year, Montcalm and Ionia counties lost its 2-1-1 service, which provided health and human resources to those in need.
The Montcalm Human Service Coalition unanimously decided to cancel 2-1-1 in Montcalm and Ionia counties in December 2015, effective in January 2016.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is working to fix contamination from leaking storage tanks underground at a former gas station.
The property at 15350 W. Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) sits on two long neglected acres in Winfield Township, better known as Amble.
It was a fine fall day for a run Wednesday, and, for Montabella’s Jordan Mawhirter, it was a fine first-place finish.
The sophomore cross country runner took first place at a Mid-State Athletic Conference jamboree at Fish Creek Sportsman’s Club, finishing with a time of 17:17.60, almost six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Hunter Chovanec of Breckenridge.
Tri County’s boys cross country team had something to be proud of Tuesday.
The Vikings ended up second behind Fremont in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division at the Championships they hosted, finishing with 99 points to the Packers’ 26.