With more than 75 pairs of eyes watching from a safe distance Monday morning, a collective gasp suddenly came forth as a portion of the former Carnation milk condensery building came crashing to the ground. With two excavators clawing away at the three-story structure, onlookers were treated to the demolition of the old factory, bringing forth a large portion of the community of less than 700 residents.
A rash of complaints from village residents have prompted officials here to look at additional striping for portions of M-66.
According to Village Superintendent Doug Lane, there are currently four problem areas, two of which if left unchecked could result in serious head-on collisions.
The cosmetology program may be coming to an end, but machine and tool programs are coming to Montcalm County. During Thursday’s Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education, Celena Mills, associate superintendent of the Career Technical Education (CTE) center, reported on the progress of the new machine and tool program readying for launch.
Carol Brand has lived in this village all her life — more than 70 years now — and the old milk condensery has always been a part of the landscape. Her grandfather, Jay Flennery, was a dairy farmer and sold his milk to “the can,” as locals called the cannery. Brand recalls as a girl going on a school field trip of the facility and seeing the “great, big, huge evaporator.”
Is Montcalm County in the business of controlling or caring for animals? Angie Hollinshead thinks it’s both. That’s why the director of Montcalm County Animal Control wants to change her department’s name. Hollinshead presented her idea at Monday’s Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee.
In the five years he has been a para-professional at the Montcalm Area Career Center, Randy Scheese has noticed something alarming — several 11th and 12th grade students in the classrooms were struggling to read.
Sawyer Bartz was visibly nervous as he sat in a waiting room, having arrived early for an important interview, when a man dressed in a suit and tie approached him. The man seated himself beside Bartz, and politely asked what it was he was waiting for.
“I’m just sitting here waiting for my nomination interview,” he said. “I’m hoping to be appointed to West Point.”
Curbside pickup for recyclables won’t be a part of Stanton’s benefits with a new trash service contract with Republic Services, but it’s still an option.
The Stanton City Commission unanimously voted Tuesday night to finalize a five-year contract with Republic Services, which has serviced the city for solid waste pickup for more than 10 years.
A Sidney Township man was sentenced to up to 75 years in prison today for murdering an elderly man last spring at Nevins Lake.
Alan Morse, 48,was sentenced to from 26 to 75 years in prison for the murder of Alan “Dale” Nelson.
Facing criticism from local officials, Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes and Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan are defending legislation they believe is being incorrectly interpreted. During Monday afternoon’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College, Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen addressed Emmons about Public Act 269, a campaign finance law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Jan. 6.