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Montcalm County accountant Brenda Taeter was appointed interim controller-administrator for Montcalm County on Monday. Taeter is also a candidate for the job. She is pictured answering questions from commissioners Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Candidate appointed interim controller-administrator

Montcalm County has a new controller-administrator, at least temporarily. On Monday, the Board of Commissioners voted to appoint county accountant Brenda Taeter as interim controller-administrator as the hiring process to fill the job continues.

Mark Stuhldreher answers questions from commissioners Betty Kellenberger, Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn during Stuhldreher’s job interview Monday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County completes first round of controller-administrator interviews

Monday was a full day for the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. The board held budget talks; completed the first round of interviews for hiring a new controller-administrator; appointed an interim leader; and set a special meeting for 1:30 p.m. next Monday to choose finalists for the job.

Members of the  Montcalm Community College Philharmonic Orchestra, Alumni and Friends Choir, Greenville High School Orchestra and Flat River Dance Company perform during a rehearsal for the upcoming "Carmina Burana" concert at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Area artists coming together for ‘Carmina Burana’ (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, April 17, the Greenville Performing Arts Center will house a concert unlike anything attempted within its venue before. Performed by more than 150 area artists, from musicians to vocalists and talented dancers, “Carmina Burana,” a composition of 24 poems set to music, will feature powerful rhythms, unforgettable vocals and flowing dance routines.

Montcalm County accountant Brenda Taeter Interviews for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

4 interview for controller-admin position; 5th interview set for Monday

nterviews are underway for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners interviewed four internal candidates for the job on Thursday, with one external candidate — Mark Stuhldreher of Kalamazoo, who is treasurer and interim city manager of Inkster — slated to be interviewed Monday.

Six finalists for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator were chosen Monday by Commissioner Patrick Q. Carr, at left, and his colleagues. The finalists include Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard, at right. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

6 finalists for Montcalm County administrator job

Four internal candidates and two external candidates are in the running for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners chose the six finalists during a special meeting Monday to fill the vacancy left by Chris Hyzer, whose last day was March 31.

Additional handicap entrance signs will be added to the Montcalm County Administrative Building in downtown Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County to add more handicap signs to admin building

Additional handicap entrance signs will be added to the Montcalm County Administrative Building after someone fell on the facility’s front steps. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners recently discussed the incident.

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JUST IN: 6 finalists for Montcalm County administrator job

Four internal candidates and two external candidates are in the running for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners chose the six finalists during a special meeting today to fill the vacancy left by Chris Hyzer, whose last day was March 31.

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MAISD superintendent ‘kept the organization going the right way’

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Superintendent Ron Simon was recently evaluated by the MAISD Board of Education. The evaluation is part of a quarterly process the district employs to make sure goals are being met throughout the course of the school year.

Montcalm County Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator and County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer, left, speaks to Commissioner Patrick Q. Carr on Monday about denying a FOIA request from Stanton resident Ron Finegood regarding a former local judge. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County commissioners deny FOIA request regarding judge’s emails

An appeal to overturn a denied Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding emails sent by a former circuit court judge was rejected Monday by the Montcalm County Board Commissioners. The board voted 8-1 to deny an appeal submitted by Stanton resident and attorney Ron Finegood regarding a FOIA request he submitted on Feb. 11, which was denied by FOIA coordinator and outgoing Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer.

Montcalm County commissioners, from left, Betty Kellenberger, Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn listen as attorney Doug Van Essen and Director at Montcalm County Central Dispatch Tim Scott, describe the contents of a new 911 service plan for Montcalm County Monday. — Daily News/Cory Smitb

Montcalm County commissioners approve updating 911 service plan

A lot has changed in the last quarter of a century, but one thing that hasn’t is the Montcalm County 911 service plan.

That will change, however, after a unanimous vote by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday to approve a tentative new plan to bring the 911 system into the 21st century.