Montcalm County board to vote on Humane Society taking over animal shelter

Montcalm County is looking to get out of the animal shelter business. The Law Enforcement & Courts Committee voted June 12 to recommend the full Board of Commissioners formally recognize the newly created Mid-Michigan Humane Society (MMHS) and allow them use of the Animal Control building beginning Oct. 1.

New Montcalm County 4-H coordinator is ready for fair week

Montcalm County’s 4-H coordinator loves the program so much she went to college specifically to be qualified for a job “in the 4-H world.” Kadren Grawburg of Lakeview was hired as the county’s new 4-H coordinator this past January. A 4-H’er as a child, she earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration and community development from Central Michigan University, where she also studied child psychology.

Greenville Planning Commission approves Spectrum parking lot project

From roadway to parking lot, Marvel Drive will soon undergo a transformation for Spectrum Health United Hospital

The Daily News to launch revamped website Monday

Dear loyal readers, I am so excited to announce that on Monday we will be going live with our new website. And I can’t wait for you to check it out at online.

Montcalm Township Fire Department to start excavation for addition

Starting in July, the Montcalm Township Fire Department will see some changes.  Morton Buildings plans to start working on the fire station’s addition in August, but before they can start, the ground needs to be excavated and asphalt needs to be laid. 

Lakeview seeking grant for school resource officer

When Lakeview School Resource Officer Brandon Allen left the police department to join Greenville Department of Public Safety, it was an opportunity for the village and school to re-evaluate the position. Allen worked 30 hours during the school year, but his hours were cut once the school year was finished.

New paramedics may get $4,000 bonus in Montcalm County

Between an increase in the demand for ambulance services and new state requirements for training, attracting qualified paramedics is a constant challenge. Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director David Feldpausch is trying to change the game.

Funeral Notices for June 23, 2017

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Montcalm County conducts emergency exercise

Anyone listening to the Montcalm County police scanner Wednesday morning would have overheard reports of multiple injuries in a field, but it was just a training exercise. The event began around 10 a.m. on Master Road near Coral Road in Maple Valley Township and simulated an aerial applicator (crop duster) spraying a field that had workers in it.

Black Knights Brand

The Black Knights finally have a face to go with the name. During Monday’s meeting of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education, board members voted unanimously to choose VIP Branding’s option for a new mascot design.


Meeting Expectations

The group of seniors that led the 2017 Greenville Yellow Jackets team leaves not only a stamp of success on this year but one that has elevated the program’s expectations for the future, as well.

Tri-riffic Event

After five successful years, the Tri Greenville triathlon has proven to be more than just a three-event feat for athletes.

Central Montcalm golfers close to goal

Central Montcalm’s golf team set a goal to make the Division 3 state tournament this year. While the Green Hornets didn’t get there, “we are getting close,” said coach Gary Buchholz.

Tough season for Tri County golfers

Tri County’s boys golf team went through some growing pains this year. The Vikings finished seventh out of eight teams that sponsor golf in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA).

Small Town Boys, Big Time Stage

Zane Forist and Evan Houck will soon be testing their skills on one of the newest and biggest stages for youth football in the state.

On Par With Progress

Belding’s new competitive club disc golf team got its first taste of head-to-head competition Saturday at Brewer Park. The 10-man team consisting of Belding student-athletes finished third out of six teams that participated in Saturday’s Michigan High School Disc Golf Championship, finishing only 10 strokes behind Paw Paw.

Lakeview golfers pleased with season

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‘Counting’ on New Pitching Strategies

New pitch count rule has high school pitchers readjusting their approaches on the mound.

A Keeper of Success

The trouble with success sometimes is not being prepared for failure. For the Tri County Vikings soccer team, 2017 will be remembered as the program’s finest year, having gone 19-2 overall, winning a share of the Central State Activities Conference and earning the team’s first district title.

Getting Outdoors and Being Active

In the attempt to encourage children to get outside and be more active this summer, E.J. Wolf, who is a pastor at the Frost Seventh Day Adventist Church near Stanton, is coordinating the inaugural Mid-Montcalm Youth Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 27 at Montcalm Community College (MCC).