2020-11-13

New ballots in the mail for voters in Edmore

New ballots are going out in today’s mail to 550 Edmore residents after some residents received and voted with incorrect ballots in the Nov. 3 general election.

Eleven village of Edmore residents had been given and voted on Home Township ballots, while four township residents had been given and voted on village ballots, according to Home Township Clerk Cindy Stratton, who told the Daily News the problem came to light when a village resident who had come prepared to vote for Village Council candidates asked why they weren’t on the ballot.

Health department officer gets real about COVID-19 case increase on community

“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams …”

This beloved standard of the holiday season also doubles as a recommendation from the local department this year as families begin to plan for celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s amid a pandemic.

The Windy County?

Montcalm Township plans Dec. 2 public hearing on changes to wind energy rules

As the question of whether Montcalm County should embrace or deny renewable wind energy is debated by its residents, local planners are taking steps to potentially clear the way for the construction of wind turbines.

During Wednesday evening’s Montcalm Township Board meeting, Planning Commission Chairman Richard Karnatz informed the board that a public hearing will need to be scheduled to amend the township’s current “Private and Commercial Wind Energy Conversion Facilities” ordinance.

Greenville superintendent rates ‘highly effective’ with school board

Having had to navigate the district through a pandemic while also completing bond projects and an assortment of other responsibilities over the past year, Greenville Public Schools (GPS) Superintendent Linda Van Houten received top marks during her annual evaluation for the 2019-2020 school year.

Now in her sixth year as superintendent, Van Houten received her evaluation from the seven board members she regularly reports to during Monday evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Upcoming and pending services for Nov. 13, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Nov. 13, 2020

Lakeview school board hears about COVID impact on classrooms, teachers, students

When the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education met Monday evening via Zoom, the conversation centered around COVID-19, but most often in an uplifting way.

Board members heard a presentation by high school Student Government members about activities that celebrated homecoming week and still observed social distancing guidelines.

Friday, November 13, 2020

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JUST IN: Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run accident 

A Belding man is in serious, but stable condition after being injured in a hit-and-run accident Monday.