Veterans Memorial Park

Jury finds in favor of Maple Valley Township in veterans memorial park lawsuit

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A veterans memorial park in honor of those who served in World War II has stood in Trufant since 1944 and will continue for another two decades.

A Montcalm County jury on Friday found that Maple Valley Township did not violate a lease agreement as claimed by Kenneth and Ann Miller who live next to the park. The one-day trial took place at the start of Memorial Day weekend, a coincidence that did not go unnoticed by township attorney Jourdan Rasmussen of Lakeview.

‘Just a guy trying to build a park’

Stanton city manager gathering support for Veterans Memorial Park project

Jake VanBoxel attended Wednesday’s Douglass Township Board meeting to provide a Veterans Memorial Park update to the board.

The Stanton city manager didn’t expect such a large audience to be in attendance — the township hall was full of people from inside and outside the township, as well as the chairman of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners plus a Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy.

Stanton to sell engraved bricks for Veterans Memorial Park with March 12 fundraiser

Come March 12, this city will begin selling engraved bricks to go around the forthcoming monuments at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Stanton City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion to accept an agreement with a company called Brick Makers so the city can begin selling engraved bricks that will go in Veterans Memorial Park.

Trail to park connector

Stanton manager speaks to Friends of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail about Veterans Memorial Park progress

Before long, Stanton residents will have the first phase of a new park to use and enjoy.

Along with utilizing the upcoming baseball field and other amenities that are going in at Veterans Memorial Park, which celebrated its phase one groundbreaking earlier this month, those using the space can also enjoy the various hiking trails through wooded stretches located around the area.

CM school board hears Veterans Memorial Park update

In 2013, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education agreed to lease school property to the city of Stanton for a park.

In that time, the school district has had three different superintendents while the city has had five different city managers. Current Stanton City Manager Jacob Van Boxel met with the school board on Monday evening to give an update on the project.

Stanton breaks ground on Veterans Memorial Park project, first phase expected to finish in spring 2022

The project may have taken about seven years to get off the ground, but Stanton’s Veterans Memorial Park has officially entered into its first phase of construction.

If all goes according to plan, engineers from Prein & Newhof expect the work to be complete by the spring of 2022, at which point the city will determine what the following stages of construction will look like.

Belvidere Township community comes together to move tank from VFW into Veterans Memorial Park

When the Belvidere Veterans Memorial Park Committee broke ground on a project back in 2017, they did so with the hope they could someday bring in a piece of military equipment.

Little did they know that the piece of equipment they were looking for was waiting for them just about a mile east.

Stanton approves Veterans Park contractor bid, discusses fencing around detention basin

Having just awarded a contractor to begin construction on phase one of the long-awaited Veterans Memorial Park, the city of Stanton is hoping to break ground on the project sometime in the coming month or two.

On Tuesday, the Stanton City Commission unanimously approved a bid from Katerberg Verhage Inc. out of Grand Rapids to complete the first phase of construction at Veterans Memorial Park.