The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners took action on multiple agenda items during their last regular meeting of 2016.
Montcalm Community College (MCC) campuses are about to become safer places for students and staff.
With his right hand raised upward and left hand placed firmly on the Bible, Jim Lower took his oath of office Monday evening to become a member of Michigan’s 99th State Legislature. Standing before family and friends, and a number of constituents who he has now grown to call friends, Lower, with his wife Kristen by his side, repeated after Lt. Gov. Brian Calley from the third floor of the Montcalm County Administration Building, keeping his hand placed on the very Bible his wife’s parents had once given to him upon converting to Catholicis
Montcalm Community College Trustee (MCC) Michael Williams participated in his final meeting of the board of trustees Tuesday evening.
Williams’ term is at an end and the board has a 30 day window to appoint someone new before the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) would intervene and appoint someone. There are four candidates currently vying for the open trustee spot.
Six city positions were appointed or reappointed at the Stanton City Commission meeting on Tuesday night.
After “reluctantly” accepting former City Commissioner Lewis Corwin’s resignation, which he turned in on Nov. 23, the commission voted for Charles Miel to fill his vacancy. Miel was sworn in and sat on the board for the remainder of the meeting.
Students at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) focus not only on learning a technical skill, but also on core academic concepts. Sometimes, they struggle to grasp those core concepts, just as traditional students do. During a regular meeting Thursday, Celena Mills, associate superintendent for the MACC, told the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education about the ways administrators have been using data from assessments to evaluate what areas students need to work on.
Firefighters from four departments braved cold temps and hot flames for nearly three hours Thursday to extinguish a structure fire.
The Stanton Community Fire Department received a call at 10:55 a.m. for a fire which apparently started in the garage at 268 Penny Lane in Stanton.
Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard oversaw her first presidential election ballot recount in record time. Wednesday’s hand recount of ballots cast in November’s general election started at 9 a.m. and was completed by 3 p.m. for a total of six hours.
A former delivery car for NAPA Auto Parts in Stanton is getting a second chance and helping a local family. NAPA was planning on scrapping the 2004 Ford Focus after the timing belt broke earlier this year, but Store Manager Kimberlie Rivett and her husband Mike Rivett, a mechanic at Hevel Auto Repair in Stanton, had an idea to help someone in the community and “pay it forward.”
Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin updated the county’s Finance & Personnel Committee on Monday about a $2.5 million bond aimed at correcting the county’s financial situation. In October, commissioners approved borrowing no more than $2.5 million for the 2014-2015 delinquent tax revolving fund.