A fresh crop of Tri County High School students celebrated years of academics, sports and extracurricular activities at commencement exercises Thursday evening at the school. The graduating class of 2015 saw 149 students cross the stage to receive diplomas.
The trumpet is neither a shy nor reluctant instrument. Its clear call is designed to bring to attention anyone within earshot. Maybe that’s why Katherine “Katie” Lindsey picked it up in the sixth grade. Now, on the eve of her high school graduation, she’s leaving a local legacy as Tri County’s premier trumpeter.
A groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited sewer project on Little Whitefish Lake took place in March 1997.
The $2.2 million project included a $1.262 million loan which would be paid off by property owners in a special assessment district over 40 years at a 5 percent interest rate, plus a $939,000 federal grant. The project included 12,000 feet of sanitary sewer line, onsite pumping facilities, a force main and a lift station on the 181-acre lake in Pierson Township.
Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformation’s preeminent priest and professor of theology, once said, “Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.”
The congregation of Grace Community Church also chooses to stake their confidence on grace.
Five local fire departments stayed busy from Saturday night into Sunday morning battling two separate fires which ended up destroying two residences near Howard City.
Montcalm County commissioners have decided they were barking up the wrong tree regarding proposed changes to a dog kennel ordinance.
After almost an hour of public comment Monday, the board voted 7-1 to send the proposed changes back to the county’s Finance & Personnel committee for further revision.
Any topic involving animals is a historically proven way to attract the masses to county board meetings. Monday was no exception, as Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts committee heard half an hour of public comments from concerned and tearful residents about proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance.
A Montcalm County Housing Commission complex bathroom caught fire Monday afternoon, but the Howard City Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze.
However, a separate fire started up early Tuesday morning, the cause of which is currently unknown.
Helping Hands is in its 24th year of operation, finishing up its first year in a new location, and the Howard City food pantry — and the demand for it — show no signs of slowing down.
The food pantry relocated a year ago from a small building in downtown Howard City to a new, 32,000-square-foot building at 1105 S. Ensley St. just south of town.
After learning more details about a proposal to build high-end apartments above a local restaurant, most of the Howard City Village Council now supports the idea. The council voted 4-2 in favor of the proposal at a special meeting Wednesday night. The move was a reversal of a 6-1 vote against the proposal last month.