Ask any snowplow driver and they will tell you one of their biggest challenges is plowing around illegally parked vehicles. The Howard City Village Council attempted to help with this issue during Monday night’s meeting by unanimously voting for ordinance language stating that no vehicles may be parked on village streets between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. from Nov. 1 to April 15.
Deciphering Montcalm County’s pecuniary puzzle is taking longer than expected.
During Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reported on the slow progress.Deciphering Montcalm County’s pecuniary puzzle is taking longer than expected.
During Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, John Axe, an attorney with Clark Hill in Detroit, reported on the slow progress.
Three fire departments responded to a house fire at Indian Lake on Saturday night and worked nearly five hours to extinguish the blaze, which rekindled Wednesday.
According to Lakeview District Fire Department Chief Patrick Q. Carr, the house at 8664 Arbogast Road was fully involved in flames when the first firefighters arrived shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday. Lakeview called for mutual aide from Howard City Fire Department and Maple Valley Township Fire Department.
he Howard City Village Council dealt with the final business of the year in a drama-free 29-minute meeting Monday night.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners took action on multiple agenda items during their last regular meeting of 2016.
A solitary sign is all that remains of Howard City’s recycling site. The Montcalm County-operated service was shut down Dec. 5 after the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted on Nov. 7 to eliminate it due to an increase in county recycling costs, as well as garbage and trash abuse at the site, which was located in the parking lot of Leppink’s Food Center on M-82.
A man was sentenced to jail after using a stolen trailer to blackmail and threaten a longtime friend. Ryan Griffee, 28, of Coral, was in possession of a utility trailer he had stolen, according to the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office. He loaned the stolen trailer to a longtime friend last spring in Howard City. While the trailer was in the friend’s possession, it was stolen.
Homeowners and their dogs remained safe after a house fire at 1308 Hawkview Drive on Thursday evening. When the Sand Lake Fire Department arrived on the scene after receiving a call at 7:28 p.m., neighbors had already rescued the puppies.
Montcalm County’s new website went live this week.
The goal was for montcalm.us to be a more user-friendly website for mobile users, according to IT Director Eric McLaughlin.
Jennifer Bouck has seen the hardships families face during the holiday season.
The coordinator of Montcalm County’s Toys for Tots is familiar with scenes of homelessness and poverty.
In response, Bouck and her volunteers are working to provide a “magical” Christmas for families in need this year.