More than 30 years ago when Phil Kava learned about his grandfather’s work as a faith healer, it sparked more than just an interest; it sparked the beginning of his many years of research to have the ability to do what he does today. Once Kava was inspired by his grandfather’s work, he established his own set of goals.
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.
The newest face on The Daily News editorial staff is a familiar one. Brad Klosner was a reporter on the Greenville area beat back in 2010. But after about six months on the job here, his wife Becca’s company transferred the Klosners overseas. They returned to West Michigan earlier this year, decided to buy a home in the Greenville area and, last week, he returned to his old job.
Thad Taylor didn’t have to travel far to his job interview Tuesday evening. The Cedar Springs city manager drove a dozen miles north to interview as a finalist for Howard City village manager.
Montcalm County is quickly becoming The Right Place for economic development. The Montcalm Economic Alliance has raised more than $150,000 to hire a business development coordinator for the next three years with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.
This village’s council interviewed the first of three finalists for village manager Monday evening. Daniel Faulkner was quizzed by all seven members of the Howard City Village Council. The village’s manager job is a part-time position.
More political ads were aired on one West Michigan TV station than anywhere else in the United States, but the majority of voters chose not to go to the polls Tuesday. Just 41 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters participated in the general election, down from almost 44 percent in the 2010 general election and 56 percent in the 2006 general election.
Incumbent Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan successfully defeated Democratic challenger Fred Sprague of Alma in Tuesday’s election.
Throughout a district covering four counties, Emmons received 36,416 votes while Sprague received 27,234 votes, or 57 percent to 43 percent.
A millage renewal that will provide Montcalm Community College (MCC) with approximately $25 million in funding over 10 years was approved by voters Tuesday.
The millage passed with 11,928 “yes” votes to 8,051 “no” votes, or 60 to 40 percent.