Most of us remember the “family truckster” station wagon in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” It was what we typically thought of as the perfect vehicle for a growing family.
Three law enforcement men are vying to be elected the next sheriff of Montcalm County.
Longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year. Whoever voters choose in the Aug. 2 primary election to succeed Barnwell will be tasked with overseeing a department that has been hit with repeated budget cuts over the years.
The Daily News asked the three candidates — all Republicans — for their thoughts about the budget crunch and their plans for the future, if elected.
Michael Kotenko rose to speak before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.
May 23 was the first major public appearance for the 14-year sheriff’s deputy since last autumn, when he narrowly escaped being murdered on the job.
Kodie Hansen is driven to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Even if he has to ride a bike to do it.
Erik Barnard’s parents were involved in a car accident last March. Daniel Barnard, 66, of Muskegon died at the scene in California. Linda Barnard was seriously injured and continues to recover.
When Erik, a social studies teacher at Tri County High School, was asked to give the commencement address at Tri County’s graduation ceremony Thursday evening, he wanted to leave a lasting impression on the 158 graduates of the class of 2016.
Levi Kinsey got a tattoo on April 6 to celebrate his 18th birthday. He went to the Creation Station Tattoo Studio in Newaygo to get Philippians 4:13 inked permanently on his arm: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
“It’s my life motto,” he said. “It always has been and always will be. It’s gotten me through a lot of tough times and challenges.”
Montcalm County residents, like anywhere else, face barriers when it comes to receiving comprehensive mental health care. The rural landscape of the county can mean isolation for some families in need. Financial stability can be another issue.
The Montcalm Care Network, based in Stanton, is focused on helping children and families conquer those barriers in order to receive mental health care services.
The Daily News was named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press (AP) Media Editors newspaper competition.
The Daily News won for general excellence in Division 1 and was honored with 10 other awards during Sunday’s AP banquet in Lansing.
The Howard City Village Council voted 6-1 on Monday night to leave employee health insurance as is, even though it will cost the village an extra $10,000 per year.
The village’s health insurance needed to be renewed by June 1. The village council had the option of staying with its current Priority Health plan at a cost of $74,000 per year or switching to a new Priority Health plan at a cost of $64,600 per year.
For the second month in a row, the Howard City Village Council discussed but took no action tonight on a blighted property.
The property at 121 Godfrey St. is one of 53 parcels that went into foreclosure this year in Montcalm County due to delinquent taxes from 2013.