CC-C football receives win by forfeit

Eagles move to 4-0 after Wyoming Lee cancels game

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles varsity football team is now 4-0 after they received a win via forfeit from Wyoming Lee.

The Eagles were informed of Wyoming Lee canceling the contest in late August before the start of week one contests. CC-C attempted to find an opponent to fill the vacant week for a game but was unable to do so, resulting in a win via forfeit from Lee.

More than 130 people attend Greenville Board of Education meeting to speak out against COVID mandates

For the third consecutive meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education, a growing audience continued to voice concern of potential mandates regarding face masks and COVID-19 vaccines.

Monday’s meeting was moved from its regular location at the school district’s Central Services Facility to the Performing Arts Center auditorium at Greenville High School in order to accommodate an anticipated capacity crowd.

MIKE TAYLOR: Opting out of the brave new world

Every so often I’ll read something that reminds me how lucky I am to be a geezer. This morning over eggs and bacon (the turkey kind, which tastes like cardboard but promises to not give me a heart attack) I read an article titled “Dying Careers You May Want to Avoid.”

Stanton Planning Commission reviews proposed marijuana facilities’ site plans

Public hearing set for Oct. 6.

With the Stanton City Commission having now officially opted in on allowing marijuana facilities within certain areas of the city, two parties have now come forward with requests to open marijuana retail stores.

The Stanton Planning Commission reviewed both requests on Tuesday — one from Travis Jensen, owner of Brickyard Bar and Grill, the other from Lume, a Michigan-based cannabis company which currently has 23 locations across the upper and lower peninsulas.

2 new commissioners join Montcalm County board

As the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners prepare to begin a new budget year, two new representatives have joined the board.

Scott Painter of Greenville participated in his first meetings Monday as the new District 2 commissioner after being one of four candidates interviewed for the position on Aug. 23.

Senior housing on old Sparrow site moves forward

Ionia City Council approves policies on memorials, historical cemetery

A proposed rental housing development for seniors is one step closer to construction, but the public will have another chance to weigh in before that happens.

The Ionia City Council conducted the first reading of Ordinance No. 557, which would amend the zoning chapter of the city code by creating Chapter 1273: AC Development Planned Unit Development (PUD) District, at its meeting last week. The site at 533 E. Washington St. previously served as the former Sparrow Ionia Hospital parking lot and helipad.

Edmore Potato Festival salutes the spud this weekend

A community event that celebrates the village’s love affair with the potato returns this weekend.

The Edmore Potato Festival gets underway Friday and runs through Sunday with activities for all ages.

Howard City Harvest Festival returns this weekend with 3 days of fun

After being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Howard City Harvest Festival will return this weekend and has expanded to a full three days of events.

Bob Peterman will be honored as the grand marshal of the 18th annual fall festival. After relocating to Howard City in 1982, Peterman worked at a local auto repair shop which he later purchased and renamed Howard City Auto Clinic. He has served on the Howard City Village Council, Planning Commission and as a sponsor and donor for many community initiatives, according to Festival Chairwoman Ashlee Senn.

CC-C Care Closet offers clothing and more at Sept. 22 event

Winter is coming! Do you need a winter coat, snow pants, gloves, hats or boots? If so, come down to the CC-C Care Closet!

One Book closing celebration features Michigan author

Dianna Stampfler will share stories about ‘Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses’ on Sept. 23

Dianna Stampfler, Michigan author of “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses,” will share captivating  stories about lighthouses in Michigan with spooky tales of ghosts and spirits during the One Book One County Montcalm Closing Celebration on Sept. 23 in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus.