Not everyone could survive for three weeks alone in the wilderness. Yet, that is exactly what 4-year-old Charlie did through the waning days of October and the waxing days of November. Although young, Charlie has a slight advantage to his human counterparts which allowed him to survive in the wild. Charlie is a dog. A sheltie to be exact but that certainly did not stop his “parents” from worrying about him while he was gone.
Brooke Stoutjesdyk is in a class of her own — quite literally. She may have not gotten to walk with her class during Greenville High School’s graduation this past spring, but come Dec. 11, Brooke Stoutjesdyk will be graduated from high school and will have earned an associate’s degree from college.
With a final signing by the pen of Gov. Rick Snyder, an official long-term road funding plan became law Nov. 10 after years of consternation and debate among lawmakers in Lansing. Eventually the plan will implement $1.2 billion per year to repair the state’s roads and bridges, as well as place a focus on sustaining the quality of those infrastructure items.
Changes are coming to the Montcalm County Jail. On Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners learned the longtime jail administrator will soon be retiring, along with another corrections officer.
What started out as a class assignment has turned into a fulfilling life lesson for a few young students. Five students enrolled in Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) Early College program have created a free service for local residents as part of a year-long project. The group, creatively called “Leaf It To Us,” have been randomly choosing homes that need leaves raked and offering to do the raking for them for free.
On the surface, the building of small robots in Art Ward’s engineering and technology class looks like an opportunity for students to flaunt the excitement of their inner child.
But buried beneath the assembly of erector pieces, the smiles and laughter that bubble to the surface from students during successful robot demonstrations, are lessons and skills that will guide them into becoming successful future engineers and technicians.
Some of Michigan’s most beautiful and talented young women were at Central Montcalm Middle School on Saturday evening for the Miss Heartland Scholarship Pageant and the crowning of the Miss Heartland and Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen.
With election season right around the corner, if a vote on road funding in Michigan doesn’t happen now, it’s probably not happening at all.
Those were sentiments expressed by Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, during Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College, as she spoke toward the proposed Michigan House bill package that would fund $1.2 billion toward improving the state’s roads.
Here we go again: Late Wednesday night, the Michigan House narrowly approved a $1.2 billion funding plan to improve state roads. The legislation includes a 40 percent vehicle registration fee increase and a 3.3 cent gas tax hike.
A lifelong resident of Michigan, Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, is well aware of how important the surrounding Great Lakes are to every resident of the “mitten state.”
From drinking water to recreation, and freighters shipping goods to the state’s vast fishing industry, the priority of protecting the state’s invaluable natural resource is always a concern for legislators.