As the temperatures start to climb, property owners are looking around their yards and realizing the summer yard work season has begun. With piles of leaves and brush laying around, it might seem like the best time of year to burn them off.
Five local fire departments stayed busy from Saturday night into Sunday morning battling two separate fires which ended up destroying two residences near Howard City.
Montcalm County commissioners have decided they were barking up the wrong tree regarding proposed changes to a dog kennel ordinance.
After almost an hour of public comment Monday, the board voted 7-1 to send the proposed changes back to the county’s Finance & Personnel committee for further revision.
Any topic involving animals is a historically proven way to attract the masses to county board meetings. Monday was no exception, as Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts committee heard half an hour of public comments from concerned and tearful residents about proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance.
A Montcalm County Housing Commission complex bathroom caught fire Monday afternoon, but the Howard City Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze.
However, a separate fire started up early Tuesday morning, the cause of which is currently unknown.
Voters in the Tri County Area Schools district will be asked to approve a $2.7 million sinking fund proposal on Tuesday. Ask any Tri County administrator why, and the words “safety” and “security” will be voiced.
Helping Hands is in its 24th year of operation, finishing up its first year in a new location, and the Howard City food pantry — and the demand for it — show no signs of slowing down.
The food pantry relocated a year ago from a small building in downtown Howard City to a new, 32,000-square-foot building at 1105 S. Ensley St. just south of town.
Imagine waking up in the early morning hours and firing up the snowplow to clear local streets, ushering in mourners for an afternoon funeral visitation, researching a possible zoning violation, presiding over an evening village council meeting and then being roused from your sleep well after midnight to rush out and fight a fire.
A member of the Scott family has sat on the Howard City Village Council for four generations in a row — three times as village president. That notable feat ends tomorrow.
Three candidates have been interviewed and found wanting for this village’s manager position. The Howard City Village Council voted tonight to forgo three finalists and interview three new candidates.