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).
A majority of voters in their respective districts approved a bond proposal for Central Montcalm Public School and allowed Montabella Community Schools to continue its 18 mill non-homestead property tax levy on Tuesday.
A majority of voters in their districts approved a bond proposal for Central Montcalm Public School and voted Montabella Community Schools to continue its 18 mill non-homestead property tax levy.
A former prosecutor turned judge emerged as the frontrunner over two attorney challengers Tuesday in the race for 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties.
With 30 of 30 precincts reporting, voters have elected Montcalm County Undersheriff Mike Williams the next sheriff of Montcalm County.
Montcalm County law enforcement officials are armed with something new after a special training session Wednesday. In partnership with the Montcalm Care Network, Brandon Hool and Jonathan Lamaire gave two presentations to law enforcement officers on the drug naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, which acts as an antidote to opioids such as heroin, morphine, methadone and Oxycontin.
Montcalm County officials are trying to crack down on littering at recycling sites, even the future of those recycling sites appears uncertain. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted 8-1 to ask the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office to look into the possibility of making littering at recycling sites a civil infraction enforced by community members. The recommendation was made by the county’s Solid Waste Management Planning Committee on July 21.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners heard a sobering audit report today and unanimously voted to approve the report.
Bill Tucker from Abraham & Gaffney gave the report based on county financial statements from September 2015. He pointed out several weaknesses and failures in the county’s current financial statements, as well as those from years past.
Mike Williams had spent several months wondering what he could do to make a significant difference in the community, and thanks to the charitable spirit of more than 100 women, he found an answer.
On Tuesday evening, the Montcalm County Undersheriff hosted the first 100+ Men Who Care event at Montcalm Community College, following in the footsteps of the second annual 100+ Women Who Care event.