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Tifennie Haddix, 17, is pictured on her Facebook profile. She was involved in an accident while on her way to school Thursday, losing control of her Jeep and crashing into a tree. — Courtesy photo

Montabella teen continues to recover from accident

A local teenager continues to recover after being involved in a serious accident one week ago today.

Tifennie Haddix, 17, is a senior at Montabella High School. She was driving to school around 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, when she lost control of her Jeep and crashed into a tree at North Sheridan Road and East Edgar Road between Belvidere Township and Home Township. Multiple agencies responded to the scene to extricate Haddix from her vehicle.

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Vestaburg Community Schools, prom affected by spring storm

The aftermath of severe spring weather earlier this month has given officials at Vestaburg Community Schools several new projects to juggle.
The school district’s central office building, located at 7188 Avenue B, sustained interior and exterior wind and water damage in a storm on Saturday, April 12. Other school buildings and equipment were damaged as well.

Randy Linton is retiring as Home Township’s fire chief after more than four decades with the fire department. An open house for Linton is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Edmore VFW. — Courtesy photo

Longtime Home Township fire chief retiring

When Randy Linton signed up as a junior firefighter at age 17, he had no idea more than four decades later he would be fire chief in his own hometown.

As a youth, he decided to try out firefighting duties in 1971, tagging along with his firefighter uncle and helping burn off old grass in the springtime. When Linton turned 18 years old, he signed on as an official firefighter. He ended up staying with the department for 41 years, the last 24 years as fire chief.

Tifennie Haddix, 17, is pictured on her Facebook profile. She was involved in an accident while on her way to school Thursday, losing control of her Jeep and crashing into a tree. — Courtesy photo

‘She’ll pull through’: Community rallies around Montabella High School senior after accident

Montabella High School’s class of 2014 is scheduled to graduate on June 1.

And Tifennie Haddix’s friends have no doubt she will be among those walking across the stage, despite this week’s hardship.

The Edmore Chamber of Commerce recently purchased the former Webb Field from Montabella Community Schools for $20,000. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore Chamber purchases former Montabella football field

A property that’s been part of Edmore school history for six decades has a new owner.

The former Webb football field was recently purchased from Montabella Community Schools by the Edmore Chamber of Commerce.

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Edmore Village Council declines to remove unsafe playground equipment

The majority of the Edmore Village Council is refusing to remove unsafe playground equipment from the Glenn D. Curtis Memorial Park, despite pleas and warnings from the village manager. Village Manager Neil Rankin recently surveyed the park at 307 E. Forrest St. and found several playground items to be dangerous. At Monday’s village council meeting, he presented the council with photographs and a detailed report of the unsafe conditions.

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Edmore and Maxfields reach loan repayment agreement

The Maxfield siblings have reached an agreement with this village regarding a long-overdue economic development loan.

Tony Maxfield and his sister, Shari, own the Averyville Acres partnership. The Edmore Economic Loan Fund Development Committee and Edmore Village Council granted the partnership a $200,000 loan in 2000 to build Maxfield’s Inn in Edmore. The committee also granted a $20,000 loan to the partnership in 2002 and a $77,000 loan to the partnership in 2006.

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Montcalm County commissioners challenge conservation district officials

Last month, Montcalm Conservation District officials requested $15,000 from the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners to help the conservation district’s looming budget deficit.

This month, commissioners agreed to help conservation district officials — and to issue them a challenge.

Six Montcalm County roads are currently partially flooded.

JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

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Montcalm County commissioners discuss how to fund Montcalm Alliance

The Montcalm Alliance and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are still trying to get on the same page when it comes to funding local economic development. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer updated the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday about the Alliance’s most recent meeting.