Plans are underway to line almost half of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail with crushed limestone instead of paved asphalt — and Montcalm County residents are not pleased. The north to south White Pine Trail is about 90 miles long from Cadillac to Comstock Park with stops in Tustin, Leroy, Ashton, Reed City, Paris, Big Rapids, Stanwood, Morley, Howard City, Pierson, Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, Rockford and Belmont.
Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformation’s preeminent priest and professor of theology, once said, “Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.”
The congregation of Grace Community Church also chooses to stake their confidence on grace.
Tri County Area Schools Board President Jill Fennessy approaches her position with an energy and passion that is sometimes lacking in today’s world of public education. And now, Fennessy will take that dedication to public education to the state level, as she has been elected to serve on the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Board of Directors.
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.