A former delivery car for NAPA Auto Parts in Stanton is getting a second chance and helping a local family. NAPA was planning on scrapping the 2004 Ford Focus after the timing belt broke earlier this year, but Store Manager Kimberlie Rivett and her husband Mike Rivett, a mechanic at Hevel Auto Repair in Stanton, had an idea to help someone in the community and “pay it forward.”
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Montcalm Community College (MCC) remains a bright spot in Montcalm County. During a regular meeting Monday afternoon, the MCC Board of Trustees heard an audit report from Lisa VanDeWeert, a certified public accountant with Grand Rapids-based Rehmann Group. Overall, the report was positive for the college and the MCC Foundation.
At the Sept. 14 Stanton City Commission meeting, Commissioner Ken Burris told his fellow commissioners he didn’t see any reason to change the shared manager arrangement between Stanton and Lakeview. Two months later, his feelings have changed. Now Burris, fellow commissioners, city residents and business owners want a manager they don’t have to share with the village of Lakeview.
Ready to embrace a bit of rest with an afternoon nap, Scott and Diana Evans found themselves anything but asleep after discovering their house was on fire Sunday afternoon.
Montcalm County’s maintenance director is having a busy October. Scott Wright and his crew are getting county parks ready for the end of season and working on a backflow prevention device dilemma that’s causing problems for the county and the city of Stanton. And then the boiler broke.
When Congressman John Moolenaar visited the campus of Montcalm Community College on Monday, he was candid in giving an update on the current happenings in Washington, D.C.
At approximately 9:47 a.m., a Hogan’s Transportation semi-truck and yellow Saturn Vue crashed at the intersection of M-57 and M-66, about 2 miles south of Sheridan.
The Sheridan Village Council is talking about next steps to take with the former Carnation property on M-66.
Kathy Jo VanderLaan from The Right Place and Robert Anderson from ASTI Environmental gave an update on the status of the property during Tuesday night’s Village Council meeting.
The Stanton City Commission has been attempting to update the city’s website, but after months of getting nowhere, the commission decided cancel the contract. Stanton contracted with Revize in Troy in May for $1,850.
No apologies yet, but commissioners have decided to cut their pay. Another standing room only audience was in attendance Monday afternoon as the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 budget and a 2016 deficit elimination plan for the state of Michigan. Included in the new budget was a 15 percent salary cut for commissioners.