A project that will likely be at least five years in the making took another step forward Tuesday when the Stanton City Commission selected three engineering firms to be interviewed for the task of creating Veterans Memorial Park.
Looking around her hometown of Greenville, Amber Pelak feels like she recently opened her eyes to a major problem in her community: Homelessness.
“Sometimes you can be blind to what’s happening in your community,” she said. “Sometimes you can be immune to it.”
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.
The best way to stop a violent act, be it suicide, bullying or the manifestation of a serious bomb threat, is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
That’s the message Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, was hoping to convey when her legislation to create the new OK2SAY confidential student safety hotline was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in December 2013.
A Fenwick man has been sentenced to jail time and fines after attempting to neuter a dog using a castration banding tool commonly used on farm livestock.
Wilmer Nolt Martin, 50, was convicted of abandoning/cruelty to animals, two counts of a stray dog and two counts of an unlicensed dog.
After another meeting full of emotional public comments, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 7-1 today to send proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance back to the drawing board.
As a barred owl, native to Michigan, flapped its impressive wingspan in front of many curious young minds Saturday. Children watched speechless in awe. It was a rare moment that some may only be lucky enough to witness at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, but thanks to the Montcalm We Care For Kids (WCFK) Family Fun Day at Montcalm Community College, the spectacle was brought a little closer to home.
The arts are alive and well at Central Montcalm Public School. So are athletics and academics, if Thursday evening’s event — held at the high and middle schools — is any indication.
Well over 1,000 parents, grandparents and other interested parties packed the schools for this year’s Central Montcalm Educational Showcase. Though the event highlights all aspects of school life, it is definitely “art-centric.”
When women and children in Ionia and Montcalm counties fleeing domestic or sexual violence don’t have a safe place to go, they turn to Relief After Violent Encounter — Ionia/Montcalm, Inc. (RAVE), which operates the only shelter for these victims in the two-county area.
Now RAVE is turning to the community to help stock its pantry shelves.
Matt Woolford equates the variety of county land records to the many flavors of ice cream … and he wants to bring a flavor burst to Montcalm County. Woolford, who works as equalization director for Kent and Montcalm counties, appeared before Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel Committee on March 9 to request approval for upgrading Montcalm County land records to a geographic information systems (GIS)-based platform.