Montcalm County’s Household Hazardous Waste Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Howard City Municipal Building at 125 E. Shaw St.
Montcalm County’s kennel ordinance was updated last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements. However, a number of dog owners think county officials are barking up the wrong tree.
The fate of more than 60 programs and affordable tuition at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will likely come before the eyes of voters at the ballot box this November. During Tuesday’s morning MCC Board of Trustees meeting, board members, accompanied by several task force members, discussed the likely possibility of asking voters to renew the current 10-year millage.
The search is on for a new city manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of both the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview. James Freed, who previously held those positions, left recently to take a job in Port Huron.
The city of Greenville is moving forward with hiring an economic development service. The question is whether the rest of Montcalm County will follow.
Amy Meinhardt may be starting a fashion trend for the Central Montcalm Public School district. Meinhardt currently wears three hats in her roles as special education coordinator, technology coordinator and half-time Central Montcalm Elementary School principal.
A fourth hat was added at a special meeting Wednesday night as the school board voted unanimously to name Meinhardt as interim superintendent.
The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted against outsourcing noninstructional services at their May 28 meeting.
In a 6-0 vote, with Trustee Mike Barnwell absent, the board voted against privatization and discussed other options for the delivery of non-instructional services.
The West Michigan Virtual School continues to grow in its second year, which was made evident Wednesday evening by the successes of 46 students who earned their high school diplomas through the educational institution. The virtual school, which began its local roots in Greenville in September 2012, launched with 17 students, 10 of them graduating last year.
Rebecca McCafferty may be resigning as 4-H coordinator for Ionia and Montcalm counties, but she is going to continue her career with 4-H … albeit in the deep south.
Local officials are still trying to figure out how to make Montcalm County “the right place” for progressive marketing. An economic development discussion took place Monday evening at Montcalm Community College, hosted by MCC President Bob Ferrentino and Vice President of Academic Affairs Rob Spohr. About three dozen local business and government officials attended the gathering to talk about the growth and advancement of commerce in Montcalm County.