2020-06-08

Montcalm County community committee asks county board to reconsider its administration model

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners appointed a nine-member community committee to help them choose the county’s new controller-administrator.

In response, the community committee met on Friday and voted to ask the county board to reconsider its current model of administration.

Show of solidarity

More than 100 people participate in Black Lives Matter protest in Greenville

As more than 100 individuals gathered to protest peacefully Saturday at Veterans Park, Ariah Bremby was in awe.

Be it fists raised together in the air, protest signs showcased proudly or the chanting of messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, people of all ages and races came together in solidarity to show support as one.

Fair may be canceled, but Montcalm County 4-Her’s are selling livestock online

One year ago, Montcalm County 4-H’er Emma Arnold was saddened to see her swine project not qualify for the annual livestock auction, with her pig falling short by a single pound in weight.

A year later, having worked for months to ensure that her pig this year would be heavy enough to qualify, be shown before judges and then sold to a local buyer, the 11-year-old found herself unable to participate again this year — this time because of the coronavirus.

Local farmers, entrepreneurs excited about new Shiloh Junction market

A new farmers market has popped up on the northwest corner of Long Lake Road and M-66 in Ionia County.

While it’s light on locally grown fruits and vegetables at the moment, this being early in the growing season, the market is drawing more vendors and customers every week.

Monday, June 8, 2020

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