Have you heard the story about the wealthy secondhand dealer? His business was doing so well that he willingly decided to use his extra money to purchase electronic equipment and begin putting detailed information about his customers and inventory online so local police officers could return stolen items to their rightful owners.
Here’s a look at Halloween events around the area on Thursday.
We’d like to welcome a new reporter to the newsroom. Curtis Wildfong has been the Greenville beat reporter for one week. He comes to us from The Argus-Press in Owosso, where he has worked for the past two years.
It’s been a bit of a slow start for Encore Music, which first opened it’s doors about three months ago, but business is growing steadily, according to store manager Kenny Abbott.
Residents of this city will soon have some options when it comes to recycling, thanks to a cooperative effort with Montcalm County.
A request from the Montcalm County drain commissioner continues to get clogged in committee meetings. Last summer, Sandy Raines requested that her two seasonal part-time drain maintenance employees be made permanent and have their hours increased to 35 hours per week.
Student counts and copier equipment are two very different subjects, but both could mean increased revenue for Central Montcalm Public School. Superintendent Kristi Teall explained to the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday night that the student count taken in February totaled 1,708 students, and administrators estimated a decline of 10 students, or 1,698, going into this school year.
Standing on the sideline, with instruments and flags in hand and a focus that could not be shaken, students from 13 high school bands waited for the same single instruction before playing their first notes on Legacy Field.
A police chief’s proposal for a countywide secondhand dealers ordinance is moving forward. The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee voted Tuesday to recommend the full board adopt the proposal. The full board will vote on the ordinance at the next regular meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Youngsters in this village now have a few more options when it comes to free time activities, thanks to the efforts of the Sheridan Community Fire Department. Last week, firefighters volunteered their time and effort to erect a new playground near the village offices. Though built on village property, the project cost the town nothing, thanks again to the firefighters.