2022-03-12

GUEST VIEW: Recall efforts are really about self-serving board members

Since the COVID lockdown and virtual schooling started, parents were forced to really get involved in their children’s education.

Duck, duck, decoy

Montcalm County family turns carving into a tradition

A father’s love for carving decorative duck decoys, and his children’s love for their dad, has crafted a family tradition made all the sweeter after they thought they would lose him to COVID-19 last year.

GUEST VIEW: Division in Douglass Township

The wind topic has been controversial and has created a chasm in the communities involved. 

Division among families and neighbors, some of which will be irreparable.

MAUREEN BURNS: The clean car club

I can divide my friends into two groups — those with clean cars and those with cars like mine. You know who you are and which group you fall into.

PUBLIC FORUM: A wake up call for Maple Valley Township

At the March 3 Maple Valley Township Planning Commission meeting, Chairman Roger Becker was asked if he would use a microphone system provided by a citizen. His reply was “yes.”

At long, long last

Vestaburg boys basketball win first district title in 20 years, beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 40-22

Levi Halliwill hugged Ty Warczinsky and picked him off the floor in a moment neither will soon forget.

When fellow Vestaburg seniors — Cole Dailey, Hayden Palmer and Jaylin Maddox — left the floor, they all sprinted over and hugged Warczinsky and shared hugs with their teammates.

Montabella’s 15-point lead evaporates, Ravenna beats Mustangs, 56-53, in district finals

The outcome didn’t seem possible, the Mustangs felt the surreal nature of the moment.

High emotions poured out as the final buzzer sounded during Friday’s district final boys basketball game at White Cloud. The Mustangs’ last-second shot at the buzzer was short, there was no foul call, the game, and their season, was over.

Celebrate equality gained during women’s history month

We celebrate in gratitude for the past 35 years that the month of March has been declared by Presidential Proclamation of Ronald Reagan and Public Law. 

PUBLIC FORUM: House Bill 5054 must be stopped

House Bill 5054 must be stopped in the Michigan Senate. This bill would allow the Department of Treasury to fund a $1.5 billion pension relief grant program without any real requirements.

Winfield Township resident files to recall entire township board over wind/solar

Move comes after township board schedules wind ordinance hearing

On Thursday evening, the Winfield Township Board voted to schedule a public hearing for a proposed wind energy ordinance, even as a solar energy ordinance remains in question.

On Friday morning, a township resident filed recall language petitions against the entire township board.