The newly established Montcalm County Department of Military and Veteran Services is one step closer to becoming a reality.
The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.
On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.
If two years of community college tuition ultimately became free for students as President Barack Obama proposed last week, the effect would have lasting consequences for schools such as Montcalm Community College (MCC).
Committee members representing the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners discussed and vote on multiple county issues Monday, including a kennel ordinance, a newly created military department and whether to fund a wage study of elected officials.
This new year will be one of rebuilding and attempting to move forward for the employees and owners of one of the largest potato farms in Montcalm County.
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.