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JUST IN: Montcalm Township candidate forum canceled

JUST IN: Montcalm Township candidate forum canceled

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP - A Montcalm Township candidate forum scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to the weather.

The forum was sponsored by EightCAP Inc. and was scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at the township hall.

A new date has not yet been announced.

The election for a new township supervisor will be Feb. 22. The candidates are...


County, Greenville discuss transit system

County, Greenville discuss transit system

Source: The Greenville Daily News
By: Jessica Dudenhofer, Staff Writer

Communication and discussion were the name of the game during Tuesday evening's joint meeting between the Greenville City Council and the Montcalm County Transportation Authority (MCTA).

The MCTA plans to seek a 0.3-mill property tax increase in November to pay for operating a countywide bus system. The board hopes that the city of Greenville will support the cause.

The proposal, called The Montcalm Ride, would have an annual budget of about $1.25 million. About half of the funding would come from local fares ranging from $1 to $3 and the local property tax. About 35 percent of the money would come from state funding, with 16 percent coming from the federal government.

Greenville currently offers bus services within the city and Eureka Township.

Outman sworn in, receives committee assignments

Outman sworn in, receives committee assignments

LANSING, Mich. - State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was sworn into office at the Capitol yesterday at noon, officially taking his place as a member of the 96th state legislature, representing Michigan's 70th House District.

Outman, a small business owner, was elected to his House seat in November. This will be his first term in the State House.

"It hasn't hit me yet, but I’m taking it all in and going with the flow," Outman said.

Committee assignments were also distributed.

Outman opens Lansing office, announces contact info

Outman opens Lansing office, announces contact info

State Rep. Rick Outman has opened his Lansing office and is ready to work on behalf of the residents of Ionia and Montcalm counties.

Constituents can contact Outman at his Lansing office at (517) 373-0834; at P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48933; or via email at rickoutman@house.mi.gov.

"I am excited that this is going to be a time of change and I can be a part of that. Tough decisions are going to have to be made and people are going to have to stand on principles. Hopefully we can change the direction Michigan is going and get it moving toward prosperity," said Outman, R-Six Lakes.

Outman looks forward to working with his fellow House members, and with state Sen. Judy Emmons and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

Greenville Public School Board seeking two new members in May election

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two seats on the board of administrators of Greenville Public Schools are open during the school election this May.

The election will be held on May 3.

Candidates for the open board seats must submit their petitions by 4 p.m. on February 8, 2011.

Schuleit sworn in, Snow, Hoppough re-elected to Greenville City Council

Schuleit sworn in, Snow, Hoppough re-elected to Greenville City Council

GREENVILLE, Mich. - A new face and two familiar ones were sworn into office at Greenville's first City Council meeting of the year Tuesday.

Frances Schuleit was excited for her first city council meeting and took the oath of office during the organizational meeting prior to the regular council meeting.

"It's an honor for me to be here," Schuleit said. "I thank the community for their confidence. It is an honor to serve in the public capacity. I take great pride in being here."

Council members re-elected Mayor Ken Snow for another year in his position by a vote of 5 to 2. Lloyd Scoby nominated Mark Lehman for the position, and the two men cast their mayoral...


Two Candidate Forums slated for October 26th

From: http://www.greenvillechamber.net

The first of two consecutive forums, “Visions for a Better Greenville” is a local one. “This is our first collaborative forum with Greenville High School students” said Candy Kerschen, Director of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. “It will be run completely by our AP Government students. They will be setting up, greeting, gathering questions, screening questions (along with AP Government Instructor, Tim O’Brien), and moderating. This will be a great learning experience for voters and students alike”. “Visions for a Better Greenville” will host candidates vying for Greenville City Council and for Montcalm Township slots, and will take place from 5 to 6 PM at the M-TEC in Greenville, located at 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive.