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Montcalm County Presidential Primary Election Results

Montcalm County Presidential Primary Election Results

The Presidential Primary Election was held throughout Michigan on Tuesday. In Montcalm County, the majority of voters supported Rick Santorum.

The top three candidates were Rick Santorum with 2,939 votes, Mitt Romney with 2,174 votes, and Ron Paul with 852 votes.

Voter turnout for the election was just over 20%.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

GOP primary not alone on West Michigan ballot

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Republican presidential candidates are not the only ones on the ballot in several West Michigan counties.

WZZM 13 is also following seven races in four counties -- mainly school and municipal millage questions.

In Kent County, voters in the Cedar Springs Public School district are being asked to approve a new building and sinking fund millage for school repairs and renovations.

In Ottawa County, Allendale Township voters are considering an amendment allowing the rezoning of property on the northwest corner of 48th Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive.  Olive Township has a fire protection millage renewal question on its ballot.  Zeeland Public Schools is asking for a continuation of its operating millage.

In Muskegon County, Ravenna Public School leaders are seeking a renewal of their operating millage for the district.

Kindergarten Screening and Preschool Registration

Kindergarten Screening and Preschool Registration

Kindergarten Screening and Preschool Registration will be held on Thursday, April 26.

Return kindergarten registration forms as soon as possible to receive a screening appointment.

Belding Area Schools will be conducting kindergarten registration and screening for children who will be at least five years old on or before December 1, 2012, and wish to attend Belding Area Schools.  There will be three time slots available to attend this registration and screening.  Please rank the time options listed below in your order of preference.  We will make every attempt...


Child Advocates Needed

  Here's an opportunity to volunteer as a child advocate in Montcalm County.  Training begins in March.  See details from the Greenville events calendar below:


The Montcalm Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is currently recruiting volunteers to be the voice for abused and neglected children in court.  CASA volunteers will receive specialized training and direction from program staff.  Apply now and be ready for the next training in March.  To make a lifelong difference for an abused child visit www.montcalmcasa.org, call the office at (989) 831-3561 or email montcalmcasa@8cap.org.


Mom 2 Mom sale coming up in Greenville

If you're looking for either buy clothes for your children or to sell your old clothes, you'll have a great opportunity at the Mom2Mom sale.

The sale will take place on Saturday, March 10th from 10am to 2pm at Greenville Community Church at 6596 S. Vining Road.

A Mom2Mom sale offers the opportunity to find maternity wear, baby gear, cribs, toys, furniture, clothing or other items.

Moms can also make a little extra cash by renting table space to sell your old items.

Contact Rhonda Signs for more information at (616) 225-8766 or dsigns8766@charter.net.

Belding City Council Vacancy

Belding City Council Vacancy

From the City of Belding's website:

The City of Belding, in keeping with Section 4.9 of the City Charter, has established the following process for filling a vacant seat on the Belding City Council (seat vacated February 21, 2012):

  • Eligible residents may submit letters of qualifications to the City Clerk by Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 4 p.m.
  • Council reviews letters and conducts interviews.
  • Council to make appointment of new council member on March 20, 2012.

Interested persons may contact City Hall for more information at 616-794-1900, Ext. 210. Please mail letters of qualifications to City Clerk, 120 S. Pleasant, Belding, MI 48809.

The appointed council member will serve the balance of the term, through November 2015.

Business Security and Crime Prevention Seminar

As part of our year long effort to serve our members, Meet Downtown in conjunction with the Greenville Department of Public Safety will be hosting the following event:

WHAT: Business Security and Crime Prevention Seminar

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30a.m.

WHERE: Greenville Public Schools, Central Services Building         

The cost to attend this very informative seminar is $5.00/per person which includes a continental breakfast. Seating will...