Volunteerism key in bringing Montcalm County Fair to life each year

When it comes to the Montcalm County Fair and local 4-H programs, one does not happen without the existence of the other.

But what some may not realize is that there is no one single entity that makes everything come together for a successful annual fair, but rather two organizations — the Montcalm County Fair Association and the Montcalm County 4-H program — that bring the event to life together.

Montcalm County commissioners to interview 3 remaining candidates for admin job after yet another candidate drops out

Of six candidates slated to be interviewed for the job of Montcalm County controller-administrator, three have now dropped out of the running.

In light of this, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-0 on Monday to interview the three remaining candidates — disregarding a community committee’s recommendation that the county first reconsider its current model of administration.

Health officer: ‘Places are resisting’ coronavirus testing

Free coronavirus testing is available, but many aren’t interested

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department is continuing to push for more coronavirus testing, but much of the public isn’t interested.

One example: a free testing event offered on June 13 at Alma Middle School in Gratiot County. The event was a joint effort between the health department, which serves Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties, and the Michigan National Guard.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Police continue to search for vehicle theft suspect who was observed in Greenville

A vehicle stolen out of Kent County led to a search of a suspect Wednesday who allegedly fled on foot into Greenville and remains at large.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the report of a stolen vehicle that morning that the owner located at Lincoln Lake Ave. NE and 14 Mile Road (M-57).