A meeting of the minds in the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is set for Monday at the Montcalm Area Career Center. Each of the superintendents of the seven school districts in Montcalm County and the superintendent of the MAISD Board will meet to discuss the upcoming school year. The meeting will also have a secondary purpose — to talk about what a balanced calendar could look like in Montcalm County.
A few pear trees are about to become a messy memory in Stanton.
“We’ve had nothing but a problem with these trees from day one. I, for one, am getting sick and tired,” Stanton City Commissioner Ken Burris said during Tuesday’s regular meeting.
The Stanton City Commission plans to discuss a proposed housing program with the community. The Stanton Housing Investment Program (SHIP) would take vacant, city-owned lots and turn them into houses the city could sell. A public forum on the topic will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. The community is invited to attend.
During a regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Board of Education approved several new hires and several resignations.
At the Stanton City Commission meeting Tuesday night, commissioners voted to hold a public forum on Sept. 15 about a potential housing program.
Montcalm County commissioners gave the go-ahead Monday to more expenditures for a Building Department computer server and the Juvenile Court child care fund, all the while wondering where the money is going to come from. Montcalm County is facing a $1.5 million budget deficit. Commissioners will need to vote to approve the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget by the end of September.
James Ehle of Stanton was one of many visitors at the 30th annual Heritage Festival at Montcalm Community College’s Sidney during a three-day celebration this weekend, but he was one of the few who could say he grew up at the village. The Ehle family has been involved with the historic village over the years with the Ehle Barn formerly owned by Merle Ehle and donated by granddaughter Tammy DuVall; the Pavilion planned by Fred Ehle; and years of horse-drawn wagon rides around the perimeter.
About a dozen residents had a chance to share an intimate conversation with their local Congressman on Friday afternoon.
Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, met with constituents at the Montcalm County Administrative Building in Stanton, where topics touched upon a variety of issues, including GMOs, Bridge cards, the national budget deficit and November’s presidential election.
Mary Andersen has a love for books that some people might say borders on bibliomania — those people just don’t get it. Ever since she was a girl, Andersen of Greenville has had a passion for the written word. Her personal collection of books is extensive. Even she is unsure how many books she has exactly, but she does know that she has no plans to part with them anytime soon.
Montcalm County voters overwhelmingly approved renewing an emergency services millage Tuesday. The final vote was 6,590 “yes” votes (72 percent) to 2,552 “no” votes (28 percent).