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This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident this evening at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

JUST IN: Woman killed in two-vehicle accident in Howard City

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident this evening just north of Howard City.

A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads around 6 p.m.

Jaime Newell poses for a photo in her “bubblegum pink” wheelchair alongside her husband Matthew at their home in South Carolina near Fort Gordon, Georgia, where Matthew is stationed with the Army. (Courtesy photos)

Montcalm County woman working to walk after motorcycle accident

Last summer, Jaime Gibson Newell went for a motorcycle ride while on vacation. She crashed in a horrific accident and woke up from a coma three weeks later to find herself paralyzed. This holiday season, Jaime, 35, is in a wheelchair, but she says she has so much to be thankful for.

Carson City-Crystal Band Director Chad Parmenter and the band were recently featured in a television program on PBS station WKAR. The program aired Nov. 8, but can still be viewed at pbs.org/videos online. — Courtesy photo

CC-C Band planning Christmas concerts, secret shoveling fundraiser

If you find your driveway has magically been shoveled after a snowstorm this winter … the Carson City-Crystal Band just might be responsible.
The shoveling service is just one of many ways CC-C students are working to raise funds for a planned trip to Walt Disney World in the spring of 2016.

“Any snow day, we’ll be shoveling,” said Band Director Chad Parmenter. “We’re just going to go out and do it and leave an envelope and if you want to donate, you can.”

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Prisoner re-entry initiative aims to help parolees become success stories

One might think the most violent offenders are being encouraged to come to town and run about unchecked, according to repeated comments voiced by audience members at recent Edmore Village Council meetings.

Those rumors are incorrect, as rumors often are.

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6 murder suspects bound over for trial

Six men with multiple charges related to the murder of a Spencer Township man were bound over for trial Tuesday in a Kent County court.

Howard City Village President S. Michael Scott is stepping down after 40 years on the village council. He is the fourth generation of his family to serve on the council. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Retiring Howard City village president is a fourth generation public servant

A member of the Scott family has sat on the Howard City Village Council for four generations in a row — three times as village president. That notable feat ends tomorrow.

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The Howard City Village Council discusses how to hire a village manager at Monday night’s meeting, from left to right, retiring Village President S. Michael Scott, incoming village president Randy Heckman and council members Tom Harris and Janice Williams. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Howard City Village Council to interview new batch of manager candidates

Three candidates have been interviewed and found wanting for this village’s manager position. The Howard City Village Council voted tonight to forgo three finalists and interview three new candidates.

Surveyors are using these markers, known as “monuments,” to replace ancient markers as part of a remonumentation project throughout Montcalm County.

State remonumentation project sees funding setbacks

A statewide surveying project two decades in the work has hit a funding roadblock … and state and local officials are confused as to why.

Cedar Springs City Manager Thad Taylor, standing, shakes hands with Howard City Councilwoman Jodi Cummings after Taylor’s job interview Tuesday evening, while Councilman Max Gondre, far left, and Village President S. Michael Scott, far right, look on. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Cedar Springs manager interviews in Howard City

Thad Taylor didn’t have to travel far to his job interview Tuesday evening. The Cedar Springs city manager drove a dozen miles north to interview as a finalist for Howard City village manager.

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Montcalm County raises $150,000+ to bring on Right Place coordinator

Montcalm County is quickly becoming The Right Place for economic development. The Montcalm Economic Alliance has raised more than $150,000 to hire a business development coordinator for the next three years with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.