Every day I wake to the realization that I’m not in Kansas anymore. The comfortable, mostly sane world of my long-ago youth is just that — long ago.
Somewhere along the line, a twister yanked me off the farm and deposited me into this Bladerunner/Idiocracy reality that bears little resemblance to life as I’ve known it. Sure, this can be attributed to the fact I’m a geezer and as such hate change in all its permutations.
Approaching nearly 30 years in his position as city manager, George Bosanic continues to receive the good graces of the council he has been hired to serve.
During Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville City Council, the council entered into a closed, executive session at the request of Bosanic to review his annual evaluation. After about 45 minutes in closed session, the council returned to open session, announcing Bosanic had performed his job at a “very good to excellent” level, from Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2021.
The Carson City Council voted to sell their former city hall for $110,000 at their meeting on Tuesday evening.
Mayor Tom McCrackin said two bids were received for the former city hall offices that have been at 123 E. Main St. for about six decades. One of the bidders submitted a new, larger bid just minutes prior to the meeting.
Following a five-minute organizational meeting where officers were all reelected to the posts previously held, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard good news about the high school band and a new elementary reading program.
During Monday’s organization, meeting, Bill Simpson was named president, Brennan Bowen was named vice president, Bill Collins was named secretary and Lisa Lund was named treasurer. Trustees Jim Lingeman, Brandy Ryan and Rob Train round out the rest of the school board.
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith is this year’s MCC Reads book selection.
MCC Reads aims to reach our community of readers, in Montcalm County and at MCC, to inspire, uplift and enlighten by reading books that touch the hearts and minds of our readers, celebrate literature and encourage library use.
In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, photographer, author and activist E. Mackey will discuss the use of photojournalism as a medium for viewing current events on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. during an event hosted by Montcalm Community College.
The virtual presentation will be available both online and in-person. The in-person location to view the presentation will be in room M210 in the Leslie K. Morford Instructional Building on MCC’s Sidney campus and refreshments will be provided for attendees. Those wishing to connect to the presentation online, please visit montcalm.edu/events at the time of the presentation for a link to connect.
Montcalm Community College presented its Alden Perkins Dedicated Service Award to Serena Houseman during the college’s recent holiday celebration.
Houseman joined MCC in 1998. She began as an Instructional Science Lab Assistant, later transitioning to Natural Science Lab Associate, then Instructional Services Assistant in Guest Services and Community Outreach Coordinator. In 2013, she moved to her current role as Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs. Houseman has also enjoyed teaching noncredit computer classes and assisting students as a tutor and as a conductor in the MCC Express program.