Stanton city commissioners spent much of their time during Thursday’s rescheduled meeting discussing and voting on changes, updates and policies. The commissioners voted in a new commissioner, updated the city’s Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) policy and contentiously approved the new city manager’s contract.
While Indiana State Police continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred over a month ago in Delphi, Ind., relatives of one of the victims plan to hold a memorial in Stanton. Cliff Williams of Grand Rapids is the grandfather of Abby Williams, 13, whose body was found at Delphi Historic Trail on Feb. 14.
The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education heard about some of the exciting things happening during a regular meeting last Thursday.
Before City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert was hired as part-time city manager and part-time community liaison, Stanton had a part-time shared city manager a part-time community liaison and a full-time city clerk/treasurer.
Staff changes over the past several months have resulted in a reduced city office staff consisting of Pynaert, City Clerk/Treasurer Lori Braman and Office Assistant Tiffany Kohn. The changes added one part-time office assistant position to the city.
The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees had a lesson in policy governance during its retreat meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board heard a presentation via video conference from Richard Stringham, a senior consultant with The Governance Coach. The presentation detailed different elements of policy governance, a paradigm created by Dr. John Carver.
Every three years, Sheridan accepts sealed bids for trash collection. During Tuesday night’s Sheridan Village Council meeting, it was time for council members to once again review bids and grant a contract to a trash collection company.
A barn fire Monday night resulted in the death of several farm animals.
At approximately 11:18 p.m., firefighters from the Stanton Community Fire Department responded to the barn fire at 2571 S. Carlson Road, just west of Montcalm Community College.
Only seven people, including residents, were present at 7 p.m. Tuesday for roll call at the Stanton City Commission meeting.
With spring less than one week away, members of the Sheridan Village Council are already thinking about enjoying Pearl Lake.
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.