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Toys for Tots of Montcalm County to hold fundraisers

By Brad Klosner on November 23, 2014

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County will be holding several fundraising events in the next few weeks.

There is a fundraiser dinner from 5 to 8 pm. tonight at the Greenville Eagles, located at 11690 SW Greenville Road. There is a requested donation of $10 with all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots program.

Greenville area reporter back for a second stint

By Daily News on November 23, 2014

The newest face on The Daily News editorial staff is a familiar one. Brad Klosner was a reporter on the Greenville area beat back in 2010. But after about six months on the job here, his wife Becca’s company transferred the Klosners overseas. They returned to West Michigan earlier this year, decided to buy a home in the Greenville area and, last week, he returned to his old job.

JUST IN: Stanton man injured after falling asleep, crashing into tree

By Daily News on November 23, 2014

A Stanton man was injured in a car-tree accident Wednesday afternoon in Crystal.
Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident on North Shore Drive near Norwest Tack around 1:39 p.m.

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

By Elisabeth Waldon on November 23, 2014

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.

Crystal Box Office Theatre flickers out

By Cory Smith on November 23, 2014

The outdated, but reliable 35-millimeter projector at the Crystal Box Office Theatre has likely played its final film. Last Monday, theater owner Roger Gooding made the difficult decision to shut the doors of the business, after months of declining attendance and ticket sales.

Annual Deaf Pride Day brings out the inner superhero

By Cory Smith on November 23, 2014

It may be believed that superheroes only exist in a comic books and movies, but there was no evidence of that when 40 students, many dressed in superhero attire, arrived at Montcalm Community College for Deaf Pride Day on Friday.

‘Apathy’ blamed for 41 percent voter turnout in Montcalm County

By Elisabeth Waldon on November 23, 2014

More political ads were aired on one West Michigan TV station than anywhere else in the United States, but the majority of voters chose not to go to the polls Tuesday. Just 41 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters participated in the general election, down from almost 44 percent in the 2010 general election and 56 percent in the 2006 general election.

Emmons re-elected to second term as senator

By Cory Smith on November 23, 2014

Incumbent Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan successfully defeated Democratic challenger Fred Sprague of Alma in Tuesday’s election.

Throughout a district covering four counties, Emmons received 36,416 votes while Sprague received 27,234 votes, or 57 percent to 43 percent.

Montcalm Community College millage renewal approved

By Cory Smith on November 23, 2014

A millage renewal that will provide Montcalm Community College (MCC) with approximately $25 million in funding over 10 years was approved by voters Tuesday.

The millage passed with 11,928 “yes” votes to 8,051 “no” votes, or 60 to 40 percent.

Outman wins State House re-election bid

By Cory Smith on November 23, 2014

State House incumbent Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, easily defeated his democratic challenger James Hoisington, D-Stanton, in Tuesday’s election.

Outman received 13,372 votes to Hoisington’s 8,282 votes, or 62 to 38 percent.

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