Funding for education programs at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) comes from the federal and state level, local school districts and donations from people within the community. Students in the welding program at the MACC recently had the opportunity to pay it forward using equipment purchased from a donation to craft and sell signs.
Montcalm County has hired a law firm to investigate and possibly bring a civil lawsuit against the county’s former auditor.
The only evidence of the Stanton’s Community Fire Department’s former tanker trunk is a large oil stain on the garage floor. Last July, the tanker truck suffered catastrophic engine failure. After bringing the issue to the Stanton City Commission and having it repeatedly tabled, Fire Chief Brain Brasington brought the issue to the fire board, which is comprised of residents from Stanton and Douglass, Evergreen and Sidney townships.
Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team had a balanced attack Friday night.
The Green Hornets used both offense and defense to turn in a 70-36 win over the Reed City Coyotes in a Central State Activities Association-Gold Division matchup.
Montcalm County will likely continue to contract with Kent County for equalization services for at least another year. The Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee on Jan. 9 recommended the full Board of Commissioners approve extending a contract with the Kent County Equalization Department for another year.
A grassroots group of citizens are moving forward with a proposed millage to fund Montcalm County services, but they don’t necessarily want the approval of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.
Nearly 20 people met at the Montcalm Conservation District office in Stanton on Wednesday to discuss options for funding 4-H, Animal Control, conservation, parks and veterans.
In rural Michigan, reliable broadband internet may be hard to come by, but that is not the case in Montcalm County.
On Wednesday, Dan Manning, a community technology adviser with Connect Michigan, presented the county with “Connected Community” certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program.
Constituents of Michigan’s 4th District braved the icy roads Tuesday to tell their Congressman what scares them even more: Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without knowing replacement details. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, met with more than a dozen constituents for an hour at Montcalm County’s Administrative Building, where the ACA — or “Obamacare” — was the pressing concern.
The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District has been awarded a grant that was given to only 19 other districts nationwide.
The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant provides sexual risk avoidance education for special education students in self-contained classrooms, which have smaller groups of students.
A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees. Esther Combs of Crystal was unanimously appointed to the board during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. Combs fills the spot vacated by Montcalm County Sheriff Michael Williams in December 2016. Statute does not allow Williams to serve as a trustee in his new role as sheriff. Combs’ term will expire in December 2018.