After a one-month reprieve, this village’s Department of Public Works was once again the subject of complaints at the Howard City Village Council meeting. During Monday night’s 34-minute meeting, the DPW was criticized by multiple council members on multiple counts. Last November’s council meeting was also full of complaints about the DPW.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s office is now accepting applications to fill a judge vacancy in Ionia and Montcalm counties.
Judge David Hoort of Portland has accepted a job with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He will retire as judge on Feb. 26.
As a Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy, Charlie Mahar often sees the dark side of human nature.
During his 10 years in law enforcement, Mahar has witnessed a major increase in heroin, methamphetamine and prescription drug use. He has personally dealt with countless addicts, some of whom were former high school athletes that he coached.
Winter is here and Winterfest is just around the corner.
The Howard City Village Council discussed the annual festival during tonight’s council meeting.
Up to 200 gallons of fuel oil recently spilled into Horseshoe Lake on the southwest side of Belvidere Township. According to David Wierzbicki, incident management specialist with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation and Redevelopment Division in Grand Rapids, the spill was reported by a resident on Jan. 4. Anywhere from 150 to 200 gallons of fuel oil leaked out of an oil tank in the yard of a cottage on Cedar Point Drive on Horseshoe Lake, which is a 97-acre body of water.
There’s a million dollar property in Reynolds Township, and not the kind that you want on the tax roll. The property at 8250 Federal Road (old U.S. 131) in Howard City is home to more than 9,000 cubic yards of waste, much of which remains obvious to passing motorists despite a wooden fence.
A Coral man was struck by two vehicles Wednesday night on Bailey Road north of McBride Road in Maple Valley Township. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of person being hit by a vehicle at 10:34 p.m. on Wednesday. The investigation revealed that the person was struck by two vehicles.
The Howard City Village Council unanimously voted tonight to purchase a new pumper fire truck at a cost of about $350,000.
County gun boards were eliminated last week per a new state law, leaving concealed pistol license (CPL) applications in the hands of county clerks and state police.
County sheriffs and prosecutors are no longer part of the CPL process, per Public Acts 3 and 4, which Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law last March. County clerks and the Michigan State Police (MSP) are now responsible for issuing CPLs to qualified applicants.
A rosy-cheeked youngster standing in rapt wonder before a present-laden Christmas tree is an image with which we all are familiar.
The scene is so common, in fact, so comfortable, that we sometimes forget it is one not played out in every American home.