Animal adoptions will be free for three months in Montcalm County, thanks to a grant. Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead recently obtained a $9,950 grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation.
After more than a year of hard work, planning and dedication, Central Montcalm High School’s marching band finally looks as good as it sounds. Sporting new uniforms in public for the first time, the band performed a rousing halftime show at Thursday night’s football game.
Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.
Funding for a state housing program may be coming to an end, and Montcalm County’s treasurer wants homeowners to be aware of the situation.
The newest employee of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office enjoys tracking down criminals, sniffing out drug busts and chewing on toys. He really, really likes chewing on toys.
Ronin, age 2, is a Dutch shepherd dog. He’s also Deputy Justin Schafer’s new partner in fighting crime.
During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.
Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.
If you haven’t been to Stanton in a while, you haven’t been to Stanton. In recent months, the city’s downtown has undergone something of a renaissance. Not only have new businesses come into town, they’ve thrived.
Just as teachers give report cards to students, a school board also gives marks to its superintendent.
On Monday, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education graded Superintendent Amy Meinhardt in her first partial school year on the job. Meinhardt received the highest score possible under state law — “highly effective” — which is defined as “meaningfully and consistently contributes to the growth of a professional learning community.”
The world is a different place since 1999, when the Columbine High School massacre occurred. School districts now have to focus on reading, writing, arithmetic … and safety.
The Central Montcalm Board of Education had a special meeting Monday to discuss school safety and security, following a study by Safety School Com 608 owner Gary Valentine.
Shorts are always popular summer attire, but in school the appropriate length is up for debate.
However on Monday, the Central Montcalm Public Schools Board of Education settled the debate — for that school district, at least.