For the past 47 years, the typically tranquil town of Remus has — for three days each September — filled with revelers anxious to experience traditional roots music at the Wheatland Music Festival.
Over the decades, the event has grown in both size and stature, gaining an enormous following whose early autumns revolve around the festival. For many, it is more than simply a concert series; it’s a lifestyle.
A bill nine years in the making will finally be paid, albeit with raised eyebrows from this township’s officials.
During Wednesday evening’s Montcalm Township Board meeting, Supervisor Doug Crowley said after several months of trading phone calls with representatives from the Michigan Department of Treasury, a bill of $5,382, which was originally issued to the township on Jan. 9, 2012, must now be paid.
When Leah and Lee Ann McCarthy opened Mac’s Farm Market in April, the pair weren’t sure what business would be like.
“We figured that if we sold a couple of beef and a couple of pigs in a month, we’d be happy,” Lee Ann said.
Jim Chandler walked into Crystal Township’s board meeting on Wednesday unsure how things were going to play out.
Upon hearing that his application for a medical marijuana provisioning center license was approved by the board, Chandler felt like he could finally relax.
With hundreds of students and staff on campus, administrators at Montcalm Community College (MCC) are being cautiously optimistic since classes started two weeks ago amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We asked people to be patient and kind, have empathy and so far it’s been a smooth start,” MCC President Stacy Young said during Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. “Some of us think it’s one of our smoothest starts we’ve ever had, though we’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.”
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