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.
The idea of an ornate, old-fashioned downtown clock struck such a chord with residents and businesses that it was installed Thursday, months ahead of schedule. When organizers began the fundraising arm of the project, they anticipated it would run through October or later. Instead, donors contributed well over $16,000, exceeding the clock’s $14,731 price tag. The extra funds are being used for landscaping improvements around the clock.
The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education accepted their financial audit report Oct. 19 and met the foreign exchange students who are attending the school this year.
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.
Eric Halvorsen is continuing to spread the word about the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission, one of the lesser known charitable organizations in Montcalm County. Halvorsen, the chairman of the commission and a member of the Sheridan VFW, reported on the group’s annual activities during Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting.
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.
Nearly three weeks since being shot with a crossbow bolt, Deputy Michael Kotenko of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is now recovering from the comfort of his home.
It’s been a long time coming, but funds have finally been approved for demolition of the old Carnation building
On Tuesday, the Montcalm Economic Alliance and The Right Place announced approval of a $415,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the village of Sheridan. The grant will fund demolition and remediation of the 85-year-old factory at 600 S. Main St. (M-66) in downtown Sheridan.
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.
Three thousand pounds in three years.
That’s how much unwanted medication has been disposed of at Montcalm County drop boxes since autumn 2012.