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OUR VIEW: Mr. Mogdis, we thank you

The Montcalm Alliance’s list of accomplishments with Franz Mogdis at the helm is literally so long we didn’t have space to print it in Tuesday’s Daily News alongside our story about Mogdis’ retirement.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: An important decision on the Aug. 5 ballot

In a recent column I shared my concern that the public will not understand a proposal that will be on the August 5 ballot. I do not believe that the publicity many of us are receiving provides enough information to help us make a decision.

West Michigan Whitecap Wynton Bernard takes a lead off first base. Bernard leads the team with 32 stolen bases.

Whitecap makes good with second chance

As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

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Funeral Notices for July 19, 2014

Read funeral notices for Saturday, July 19, 2014.

West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Wynton Bernard gets ready for an at-bat during Wednesday’s game at home against the Peoria Chiefs. Bernard had one hit and scored twice. — Daily News/Emily Waldon

West Michigan Whitecaps keep clicking at Fifth Third Ballpark

COMSTOCK PARK — The West Michigan Whitecaps picked up right where they left off at Fifth Third Ballpark on Wednesday night, continuing their stellar play at home with a 4-2 win over the Peoria Chiefs in front of an excited crowd of 7,249 to kick-off a six-game homestand. After nearly two weeks on the road, [...]

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Central Montcalm school board to interview 6 for superintendent position

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education has recommended six candidates to interview for the superintendent of the district. The top spot is currently being covered by Interim Superintendent Amy Meinhardt, following Kristi Teall’s resignation as superintendent as of June 30.

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Sheridan VFW to host Meet the Candidates event

The Sheridan VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary will host a Meet the Candidates event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in anticipation of the upcoming primary election. The VFW Post is located at 209 W. Washington St. in downtown Sheridan.

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THE REVIEW: One-game exhibition turns into much more

As the city of Chicago gathered to plan out the 1933 centennial celebration of the birth of the city, they set out to feature an experience that the locals would not soon forget. The monumental occasion came in the form of the World’s Fair and was held on 427 acres of land stretching along the shore of Lake Michigan. The fair featured some of the most cutting edge exhibits including a visit from the German airship, the Graf Zeppelin.

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Funeral Notices for July 12, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, July 12, 2014

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MAKING THE GRADE: Important changes and studies deserve our attention

Although summer is finally in full swing, there are developments in education that deserve our attention.
I want to call your attention to two of them.