2021-06-16

Michigan Court of Appeals denies former Belding school teacher’s motion in tenure case

The Michigan Court of Appeals denied a former school teacher’s motion for summary disposition in a tenure case involving Belding Area Schools and the Belding Board of Education.

The court opinion was issued June 10 and was signed by Judges Kirsten Frank Kelly, Deborah Servitto and Anica Letica.

Murder suspect’s motion for dismissal denied; man will remain in custody until trial

A Clarksville man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son last year will remain in the Ionia County Jail after an Ionia County judge declined his motion for dismissal Tuesday morning.

Nicole Samuel, a defense attorney with Dillon & Samuel in East Lansing, noted that her client, Matthew Rademacher, 27, has been in jail since his arrest on Sept. 18, 2020, and that the delay in bringing the matter to a jury violates his Constitutional right to a speedy trial.

Central Montcalm softball ends season in Division 3 state quarterfinals losing to Buchanan, 11-2

With Buchanan softball struggling to produce runs in the regional round this past weekend, Central Montcalm head coach Bruce Nicholson expected a low-scoring quarterfinals contest on Tuesday that would come down to the final innings.

“I figured it’d be 3-2 or 2-1, somewhere in there, and maybe some small ball would make the difference,” Nicholson said.

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

150 years ago

“Rain storm at Carson City” — A rain storm, deluging the whole country, culminated in a hail storm and whirlwind that threw down a nearly completed two story building belonging to Mr. Pitcher. He had moved in a part of his furniture, and at the time of the accident four persons were in it, but fortunately all escaped before it fell. In falling, it came very near overwhelming a smaller house belonging to Mr. Place, knocking off the cornice at the gable end and crushing in some of the siding. Besides the above, several lights were broken in Dr. Colton’s store front, and Wallace’s new store was racked to the west nearly a foot; numerous trees were twisted off and fences torn down. — Hubbardston Advertiser

Greenville school board members differ on new coach hiring

New strength and conditioning coach Rick Court was subject to allegations of an abusive culture at University of Maryland

A recent hire within the Greenville Public Schools Athletic Department resulted in mixed opinions Monday evening from members of the Board of Education.

Human Resources Director Lisa Steed presented her monthly report to the board regarding new hirings and vacancies, which included coaching positions for athletics.

Ionia County sheriff’s office facing challenges of being short-staffed

The Ionia County sheriff says it’s a challenging time for his department right now due to multiple factors.

Sheriff Charlie Noll appeared before the Ionia County Board of Commissioners on June 8 to request that he be allowed to fill two open deputy positions. Commissioners voted 6-0 to approve the request (Commissioner Karen Banks was absent).

Cheboygan woman charged with multiple crimes after alleged reckless RV incident

A Cheboygan woman has been charged with multiple crimes after allegedly leading a police chase while drunkenly driving an RV in the Lakeview and Howard City area this past weekend.

Linda Marie Mankel, 49, was arraigned on Monday in Montcalm County District Court. She is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, operating while intoxicated (alcohol), operating while license suspended (second offense notice), two counts of third-degree fleeing a police officer, two counts of assaulting or resisting and obstructing a police officer, two counts of malicious destruction of fire or police property and being a habitual offender fourth offense. She is currently being represented by the Montcalm County Public Defender’s Office.

Businesses, citizens celebrated during Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner

Following a difficult year in which the coronavirus pandemic took away much to celebrate, the greater Greenville community came together Thursday to celebrate those who aim to make the community a better place.

Be it through entrepreneurial efforts or by being a community activist, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce honored three individuals and one local organization during the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards dinner, delayed several months due to the pandemic and held outdoors at Frugthaven Farm at the location’s renovated event barn and surrounding outdoor amenities.

CC-C Board of Education hears update on upcoming bond proposal

With the August election now less than two months away, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools is ramping up awareness of its school bond proposal.

The district is also aiming to make one thing crystal clear to the community between then and now — supporting the upcoming bond proposal is not the same thing as supporting the construction of future wind turbines in Montcalm County.

Carson City has new city manager, comptroller, assistant comptroller and councilman

City Hall will be full of new but also familiar faces this summer.

Carson City has a new city manager, a new comptroller, a new assistant comptroller and a new councilman.