It sometimes takes a village to feed a city. Or maybe it only seems like an entire village putting in the hours at Trinity Evangelical Free Church Food Pantry. Located at 400 N. Lincoln St. in Stanton, the pantry is one of only a few in the area that maintains regular hours. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, city residents and members of the church in need may stop by the pantry for emergency food assistance.
It was one woman’s desire to help needy veterans that birthed the Memorial Food Pantry in Sheridan.
Residents of this city may soon be able to review and comment on every word spoken at City Commission meetings. That’s if an idea put forth by Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm comes to fruition. At present, minutes of each meeting are taken and published in the public record. However, some commission members — as well as a handful of community members — feel the minutes don’t go far enough toward portraying the actual events taking place at the meetings.
Members of the Montcalm Economic Alliance gathered for the organization’s second meeting last Wednesday, with discussions focused on looking to the future of the new entity. With a few minor adjustments made during discussion, Alliance members voted unanimously to accept the official bylaws, with a stated purpose to retain, expand and attract business and industry within Montcalm County.
Burton Sly has a regular routine of filling the gas tank of his vehicle every Sunday afternoon to prepare for the work week, a routine that oftentimes digs too deep into his finances.
But in recent weeks, the Greenville resident has had reason to smile at the pump as gas prices nationwide have plummeted.
With so many minds in Michigan focused on gasoline prices, in Lansing, legislators worked last week during the final hours of the lame duck session to draft a solution to the state’s issues with poor road quality.
After two bills were drafted, one in the House of Representatives and another in the Senate, legislators came together to create a bipartisan bill package that would provide an additional $1.2 billion annually toward road funding.
A proposal to conduct a compensation study for elected county officials has stalled … again. The issue originally arose last August when Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard requested an $8,000 salary increase based on how her duties have changed since she first took office in 1998.
When Charles Muncatchy was hired as the new Central Montcalm Public School superintendent five months ago, his plans were to serve the district for three to five years.
Instead, Roxanne Switzer, in her last meeting as board president, read a statement at tonight’s meeting announcing Muncatchy’s resignation effective Dec. 10.
It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. On Monday, about 120 candidates gathered at Montcalm Community College (MCC) to learn more about what it takes to be a Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) officer.
A push to create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district in Montcalm County is beginning to move forward. On Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 to obtain public comment about contracting with Lean & Green Michigan to create a PACE district.