Although the actual repaving of Washington Street won’t begin until late August, Consumers Energy workers are currently moving gas lines from the south to the north side of the road. Once completed, new water mains also will go in. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Washington Street work underway in Sheridan

Hikers who enjoy walking a circuit around Pearl Lake are in for a treat this October.

That’s when workers will be finishing up a complete overhaul of Washington Street between Main and Maple streets.

Two fuel tanks located at the site of the former Carnation building in Sheridan must be removed before further development of the property can move forward. A similar tank was removed earlier and showed no indication of soil or groundwater contamination. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Fuel tank removal among final stages of Carnation building demo

Two large subterranean tanks containing fuel oil located at the former site of the Carnation building will have to be dug up before the property can be further developed or sold. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Sheridan Village Council, council members discussed how best to address the problem.


IN BRIEF: Data collection proving to be valuable tool for area educators

The benefits of data collection as it applies to students in the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) was a topic discussed at length during Thursday morning’s regular board of education meeting.

Montcalm County accountant Brenda Taeter was appointed interim controller-administrator for Montcalm County on Monday. Taeter is also a candidate for the job. She is pictured answering questions from commissioners Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Candidate appointed interim controller-administrator

Montcalm County has a new controller-administrator, at least temporarily. On Monday, the Board of Commissioners voted to appoint county accountant Brenda Taeter as interim controller-administrator as the hiring process to fill the job continues.

Mark Stuhldreher answers questions from commissioners Betty Kellenberger, Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn during Stuhldreher’s job interview Monday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County completes first round of controller-administrator interviews

Monday was a full day for the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. The board held budget talks; completed the first round of interviews for hiring a new controller-administrator; appointed an interim leader; and set a special meeting for 1:30 p.m. next Monday to choose finalists for the job.

Members of the  Montcalm Community College Philharmonic Orchestra, Alumni and Friends Choir, Greenville High School Orchestra and Flat River Dance Company perform during a rehearsal for the upcoming "Carmina Burana" concert at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Area artists coming together for ‘Carmina Burana’ (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, April 17, the Greenville Performing Arts Center will house a concert unlike anything attempted within its venue before. Performed by more than 150 area artists, from musicians to vocalists and talented dancers, “Carmina Burana,” a composition of 24 poems set to music, will feature powerful rhythms, unforgettable vocals and flowing dance routines.

Montcalm County accountant Brenda Taeter Interviews for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

4 interview for controller-admin position; 5th interview set for Monday

nterviews are underway for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners interviewed four internal candidates for the job on Thursday, with one external candidate — Mark Stuhldreher of Kalamazoo, who is treasurer and interim city manager of Inkster — slated to be interviewed Monday.

Six finalists for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator were chosen Monday by Commissioner Patrick Q. Carr, at left, and his colleagues. The finalists include Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard, at right. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

6 finalists for Montcalm County administrator job

Four internal candidates and two external candidates are in the running for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners chose the six finalists during a special meeting Monday to fill the vacancy left by Chris Hyzer, whose last day was March 31.

Additional handicap entrance signs will be added to the Montcalm County Administrative Building in downtown Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County to add more handicap signs to admin building

Additional handicap entrance signs will be added to the Montcalm County Administrative Building after someone fell on the facility’s front steps. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners recently discussed the incident.


IN BRIEF: Fairplain Township approves variance for garage

FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP — Board members voted unanimously to grant a variance for local resident Jim Blatt to build a garage on his property during Monday evening’s meeting.