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Dr. K reflects on his time with MAISD

Scott Koenigsknecht has been Montcalm Area Intermediate School District’s superintendent since 2007. His last day with the MAISD is today. He was hired as superintendent for Ingham Intermediate School District. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Howard City teen wins 4-H Best in Show Still Exhibit

Jacob Drake, 18, of Howard City and the Winfield Hustlers 4-H Club, won Best in Show and Outstanding Exhibit during the Montcalm County 4-H Fair for a hope chest he designed and built himself in shop class. — Daily News/Cory Smith

As the Montcalm County 4-H Fair was just beginning last week, 4-H’er Jacob Drake was miles away, fishing with a friend on the Muskegon River near Croton Dam. It was then that his phone buzzed with a text message delivering a bit of surprising news.

Dr. K reflects on his time with MAISD

Scott Koenigsknecht has been Montcalm Area Intermediate School District’s superintendent since 2007. His last day with the MAISD is today. He was hired as superintendent for Ingham Intermediate School District. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

As he readies for a new challenge, Scott Koenigsknecht is reflecting on his past eight years with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) during his last week on the job. When he arrived in 2007, “Dr. K,” as he’s known, brought the knowledge and experience of a teacher, a principal and a high school superintendent. The advancement of his career to the head of MAISD was the pinnacle of his career at that point.

Hubbardston clashes over Community Center, councilwoman resigns

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A back-to-back pair of explosive meetings in this village resulted in multiple allegations about the community center and the resignation of a councilwoman. The following synopsis is from official village meeting minutes.

Belding school, teachers await opinion as contract stalemate continues

Clockwise from left, Belding Area Schools Board of Education President Tom Humphreys, Belding Finance Director Adrienne Barna, Michigan Association of School Boards Assistant Legal Counsel Joel Gerring, Belding Superintendent Sara Shriver, Michigan Employment Relations Commission Fact Finder Roger Cheek, Michigan Education Association Labor Economist Ruth Bier, MEA Research Consultant Craig Culver, MEA Uniserv Director Nancy Valenta, and Belding Education Association Lead Negotiator George Rousseau participate in a fact finding hearing at Belding High School on June 25. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Teachers at Belding Area Schools have been without a new contract for exactly one year today. Negotiations between the school district and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers’ union began shortly before the previous contract expired on June 30, 2014.

Funeral Notices for June 30, 3015

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Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

‘Hiccup-free’ fair results in record attendance, no event cancellations

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Plan for the worst, hope for the best — that’s often the credo of organizers who help bring to life the week of the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. This year, it was the latter of that statement that had both 4-H kids and adults alike leaving on the final day of the fair week with smiles boasted proudly.

JUST IN: Greenville school board names co-acting superintendents

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As Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines attended his final school board meeting Monday evening, the wheels began to turn in the district’s search for his successor.

Vestaburg teen wins 4-H sweepstakes showmanship

Heather Fishburn, 16, of the North Central 4-H Club, was declared the 2015 Montcalm County 4-H Sweepstakes Showmanship Champion Saturday after achieving the highest score among her fellow 4-H showmanship champions in showing 11 different animals. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Of the many accolades and recognitions awarded throughout the Montcalm County 4-H Fair, nothing may be more coveted than being crowned the winner of the sweepstakes showmanship championship competition.

First-timer wins 4-H Fair Demo Derby

Kathleen Courtright (USN1) backs into Todd Frandsen during the demolition derby at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday - Daily News/Chip Burch

Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.

JUST IN: Driver, passengers receive non-life-threatening and minor injuries in car-motorcycle crash

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A car-motorcycle crash that occurred this morning near the intersection of M-66 and Fenwick Road resulted in minor injuries for passengers involved.

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