Detectives from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sixth District Tobacco Tax Enforcement Team were inspecting the Burley Park Flea Market near Howard City on Monday when they discovered several vendors selling counterfeit purses, perfume and headphones.
Photos of horses in Pierson Township have been making the rounds on Facebook recently with allegations of the owner starving and killing the horses. “These animals are forced to live in horrid conditions,” one person posted on Facebook along with two photos. “Their paddock is barely a larger footprint than my house. It’s solid mud and when they do have hay it’s so moldy and gross I can’t believe they can eat it. The animal in these pics is eating mud and trying to survive. The Montcalm County Animal Control and Sheriff’s Office refuse to help.”
A Saginaw woman has been arrested for charges of identify theft against a Howard City woman.
Melinda Kay Miller, 42, was arraigned in 64B District Court on Thursday and is currently lodged at the Montcalm County Jail on a charge of identity theft.
Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.
During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.
Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.
In the midst of the Michigan Legislature’s summer vacation, one state representative came up with an idea for road funding that is now set to be considered by the state House as soon as Tuesday.
Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, first shared his idea for a state road funding proposal with The Daily News editorial board in July. Inspired by his constituents in the 70th District who called for a simple proposal focused solely on roads with only as much funding spent as needed, Outman brainstormed a $1.2 billion plan.
Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a house fire at 21891 Vos Drive on Bass Lake.
The Howard City Fire Department responded to the scene and the Sand Lake Fire Department assisted. However, the Sand Lake Fire Department had to leave to fight another fire in Sand Lake, so the Maple Valley Township Fire Department was called in for backup.
Rivers are one of Michigan’s most precious treasures. They are amazingly self-sustaining and beautiful throughout all seasons. However, they are still susceptible to the pollutants of animals and humans.
A Howard City man allegedly drove his car through this township’s cemetery this afternoon, leaving a path of destruction in his wake. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the cemetery at the intersection of Amy School and Cannonsville Road around 3:30 p.m. today.
Polly Bolt is nothing if not curious about the world around her. From teaching in an Alaskan bush village to researching the benefits of biomimicry to creating a STEM program for her elementary students, the Rockford woman is always coming up with questions and searching for answers.