2021-07-28

Man charged 2 years after fatal accident, police report was apparently misplaced

A Barryton  man has been charged with causing the accidental death of a passenger two years after the alleged incident occurred.

The police report and warrant request were apparently misplaced for nearly two years.

‘Ready for the next step’

MCC provides Grand Rapids high schoolers a hands-on introduction to skilled trade jobs

Summer may be in full swing, but approximately 73 high school students from the Grand Rapids area spent nearly the entire day on Friday learning about various skilled trade jobs they could look into after graduation at Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus.

Howard City man allegedly drove 120 mph in Cadillac ATS

A Howard City man is charged with multiple driving offenses after allegedly being witnessed driving a Cadillac ATS at 120 miles an hour.

Bernard Anthony Stout, 39, appeared in Montcalm County District Court for a preliminary examination on July 21.

Belding’s McMeeken develops, signs to play soccer at Great Lakes Christian College

Reddick McMeeken developed on the field, grew off of it and is now taking his game to the next level.

McMeeken signed with Great Lakes Christian College to continue his soccer career, something he was passionate about. He wanted to play at the next level, and Great Lakes offered him that opportunity.

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

A post office will probably soon be established at the point heretofore known as Caywood’s, five miles north-west of Greenville. It will be named Gowen, a distinction bestowed upon Col. Gowen of the firm of Fuller & Gowen, who own the water-power at that point. The railroad station at that point will also be called Gowen.

Drawing a line in the sand

Montcalm County board wants law enforcement millage to fund sheriff’s office, possibly prosecutor’s office

Members of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners made it clear during Monday’s budget talks they are considering reducing Sheriff Mike Williams’ general fund appropriation request to give the general fund some relief for other county department budget requests.

Commissioners believe the sheriff can use voter-approved law enforcement millage money for some of his general fund requests, and they also are looking into using some of the millage money to help fund the Prosecutor’s Office as a primary branch of local law enforcement.

St. Louis still leads Gratiot County Baseball League after DH sweep

Ionia remains a close second after big victories

Ionia and St. Louis both swept their doubleheaders on Sunday in the Gratiot County Baseball League (GCBL),

With two close wins over Fulton, the St. Louis Spirits remained in first place with a 9-3 record. The Ionia Orioles moved to 8-4, while the Sidney Knights dropped to 4-8 and the Fulton Sultans fell to 3-9.

Montcalm County board chairman encourages wind project support

Up until now, the chairman of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has held back from publicly voicing his opinion regarding a wind turbine project proposed for the county.

During Monday’s county board budget workshop meeting, Patrick Q. Carr decided to speak up.

Statewide virtual showcase provides opportunity for Michigan youth to shine

Michigan State Fair and MSU Extension partner to provide online showcase and scholarships for youth

While returning to in-person events this summer, the Michigan State Fair and Michigan State University Extension are taking an online success from the COVID-19 pandemic and bringing it back in 2021. Once again, the two organizations are teaming up to offer the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase.

Montcalm County commissioners plug in to 15-year jail lighting contract

Audio Article

How many county commissioners does it take to change a light bulb?

The answer (at least in this week’s particular scenario) is seven.