Erven and Shirley Brokaw sat in their mini van Friday and watched their house burn down. The blaze started just before 5 p.m. at 1120 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick on the home’s front porch.
On top of 46 power line calls and eight wildfire/grass fire calls Wednesday, three fire departments also responded to a structure fire. Sheridan Community Fire Chief Ed Lingeman received the call from Montcalm County Central Dispatch at 9:30 a.m. for a pole barn fire at 6571 S. Miller Road in Sidney.
New Stanton City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert was one of six applicants who applied for the position.
In selecting Pynaert at the Feb. 14 meeting, city commissioners claimed she was the only applicant with municipal management experience, but the applications submitted suggest otherwise.
Driving down Cannonsville Road in Stanton, the house atop the hill doesn’t look like it accommodates over a dozen cats, but that’s how many rescue cats Tom and Michelle Hocking care for in their house.
It only took 10 minutes for the Pine Township Zoning Board to give the go-ahead for a proposed Dollar General during Monday’s zoning board of appeals meeting.
During Stanton’s City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert’s first two weeks as full-time city manager, she has started to make some changes.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners have finally found a way to resolve an election programming payment dispute — by removing themselves from the equation entirely. The issue was hammered out during a nearly three-hour meeting Monday night, which was attended by nearly 50 people, including multiple local clerks.
In just his second month in office as a state representative, Jim Lower experienced a legislative session last week typically reserved for long, lame-duck negotiating evenings in December. Rep. Lower, R-Cedar Lake, spent the majority of Feb. 22, along with his fellow members of the Legislature, tweaking, negotiating and eventually voting on House Bill 4001.
It may only be February, but Stanton City Commissioners discussed the June Taste of Montcalm festival at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Stanton City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert asked city commissioners to endorse the festival, which had it’s inaugural event last year.
Village residents could see a change in trash service later this spring.