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Central Montcalm school board approves next year’s budget

As the empty halls reflect the fact that school has been out for nearly 10 days, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education still had business to finish before it could wrap up its school year. The board, meeting in the high school media center Monday night, approved by a 7-0 vote final amendments to the 2014-2015 general fund and food service budgets before moving on to approve the proposed 2015-2016 budget.

JoAnne Vukin

Updated state law affects costs for county records

A newly updated state law that hadn’t been revised in 120 years should benefit taxpayers, as well as county offices. House Bill 4075, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, places a cap on the amount county treasurers can charge for an electronic copy of a property tax record at 25 cents per record and caps the total at $1,500.

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JUST IN: Alleged Central Montcalm teddy bear thieves caught

With the assistance of the public, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office found those responsible for the recent breaking and entering that occurred at the Central Montcalm schools.

Adam Eggleston was recently appointed the new magistrate of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court in Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

New magistrate appointed to Montcalm County’s District Court

When it comes to practicing law, Adam Eggleston is a triple threat. He has worked on the prosecution side, the defense side and now he’s on the bench as the newly appointed magistrate of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court.

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MCC teams with Davenport for nursing program

As soon as this summer, nursing students at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will have classes available to them to where they can work toward a bachelor’s degree more conveniently, thanks to a new coordinated agreement with Davenport University.

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JUST IN: Sheridan Village Council considers youth coordinator

Members of the Village Council tonight discussed the possibility of establishing a “youth coordinator” to schedule hours and jobs for young volunteers willing to help out the Department of Public Works (DPW) with minor chores around town.

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JUST IN: Montcalm County medical responder requests move forward

Several requests involving medical first responder vehicles and equipment moved forward at today’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Finance & Personnel Committee meeting.

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JUST IN: Teddy bears stolen in Central Montcalm school break-in

An individual or group of perpetrators have been using Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School for unlawful shenanigans.

During the past two weeks, someone has been sneaking onto school property, stealing items and causing minor amounts of damage.

The students of the Ombudsman class of 2015 were officially graduates following their commencement on Wednesday night. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Ombudsman Alternative Education celebrates commencement

For many, it was a long hard road, full of twists and turns, with an uncertain ending. But make it to the end they did. As of Wednesday night, eight students from the Ombudsman Alternative Education program can officially call themselves graduates.

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Ionia man drunkenly steals, crashes semi-tractor near Sheridan

An 27-year-old Ionia man was hospitalized with severe injuries after allegedly drunkenly stealing a semi-tractor Saturday morning, speeding away and crashing it shortly thereafter.