Typically, judges take a dim view of participants in courtroom proceedings running up and down the aisles while emitting ear-piercing screams at the top of their lungs. But last Wednesday, Montcalm County Probate Judge Charles Simon III made an exception to this rule.
A report about a water leak turned into a litany of complaints about the Department of Public Works at Monday’s Howard City Village Council meeting. The council received a written report from DPW Director Mike VanWagner — who was not in attendance at the meeting — about a water leak the DPW has been investigating since last spring.
The Howard City Village Council learned the village’s Department of Public Works has finally discovered the source of a water leak … eight months after it began.
Village President Randy Heckman reported at tonight’s council meeting that the DPW noticed the village had been losing a lot of water since last spring, about $25,000 worth, to date.
On the surface, the building of small robots in Art Ward’s engineering and technology class looks like an opportunity for students to flaunt the excitement of their inner child.
But buried beneath the assembly of erector pieces, the smiles and laughter that bubble to the surface from students during successful robot demonstrations, are lessons and skills that will guide them into becoming successful future engineers and technicians.
A Howard City man sustained serious injuries after his car left the roadway this morning and struck a tree.
Three thousand pounds in three years.
That’s how much unwanted medication has been disposed of at Montcalm County drop boxes since autumn 2012.
Here we go again: Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve state roads. The legislation includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike.
It’s no secret Howard City residents long for the convenience of a local fast food restaurant. Talks about bringing McDonald’s or a similar drive-through to town have come and gone without results over the years.
Decades ago during Halloween, Howard City hosted outdoor movies with holiday-themed events for the community.
The village is resurrecting that idea, so to speak, with a Halloween event planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Ensley Park in downtown Howard City.
Wolverine World Wide has always kept Ted Barr busy. The Howard City man began working with the footwear and apparel company in the mid-1980s. He began at the Big Rapids factory, then moved to the Rockford factory where he worked in a supervisory capacity and made frequent trips to the company’s factory in Arkansas.