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From left, Sandy Jordan, Wendy Bingy, Tina Jordan, Marisol Bucao, Emma Skogseth, Karen Delamater and Molly Lang take a moment to step outside at the Home Street Manor in Edmore, where Tuesday morning’s Queen’s Tea took place. Lang is the owner of Home Street Manor. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

For Emma Skogseth, pageantry is a family affair. She was crowned this year’s Edmore Potato Festival Queen, and her 12-year-old sister, Alison, was crowned this year’s Junior Miss Danish Festival. Emma, 16, of Greenville, was crowned during a Queen’s Tea event Tuesday at the Home Street Manor in Edmore by last year’s queen, Marisol Bucao.

Loss of jobs, services hit home hard amid Montcalm County budget cuts

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Montcalm County is in the red, and pink slips went out this week as a result.

Last Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to make budget cuts totaling 22.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Those cuts, along with other budget adjustments, will equate to more than $1.7 million in cuts.

M-STEP scores released for local school districts

Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News, News, News, News, News, News, Pan Handle, Stanton Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Two years ago, the Michigan Department of Education moved from the 44-year-old MEAP standardized test to the M-STEP, a test that is partly based on common core standards. The M-STEP is widely recognized by educators as a more rigorous test with high expectations for students.

10 local artists participating in ArtPrize

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Local artists are utilizing a variety of unique mediums for this year’s ArtPrize, including copper, silver and gold, stained glass mosaics and hornet nests. More than 1,450 entries have been submitted to be on display at more than 160 venues across three square miles of Grand Rapids starting Wednesday through Oct. 9. Winning prizes totaling $500,000 will be awarded (half decided by public vote and half decided by a jury of experts).

Sports
Montabella’s Kensi Garvey displays her first-place medal at the Division 4 state track championships at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids on Saturday. - Courtesy photo

Montabella senior Kensi Garvey finally got what she had long hoped for. Garvey finished first at the Division 4 state track finals at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids on Saturday in the 800-meter run, making her a state champion and an all-state runner for the third time. Garvey ran two laps in 2:21.58, beating Colette Lark of Adrian Lenawee Christian by almost a second.

Four local schools honoring military veterans at football games

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

On Friday, the Lowell at Greenville football game and Merrill at Montabella football game will be dedicated to military veterans, with Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg’s game to celebrate their traditional Salute to Our Soldiers game Oct. 7 in Carson City.

Home-team Wildcats win the Lakeview Invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, Lakeview, Sports, Sports Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

LAKEVIEW — Last year, Lakeview didn’t make it to bracket play at its own volleyball invitational. That changed this time around. The Wildcats won its Lakeview Invitational Saturday, beating Big Rapids in three games, 25- 22, 23- 25, 15-7 in the final to take the tournament. The win was a big one, according to coach [...]

Hornets start season off winning Daily News Invitational crown

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team found a good way to start its season Saturday. The Green Hornets won the Daily News Volleyball Tournament, beating the host Belding Redskins in three games in the championship game to win.

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  • Home-team Wildcats win the Lakeview Invitational

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, Lakeview, Sports, Sports

    LAKEVIEW — Last year, Lakeview didn’t make it to bracket play at its own volleyball invitational. That changed this time around. The Wildcats won its Lakeview Invitational Saturday, beating Big Rapids in three games, 25- 22, 23- 25, 15-7 in the final to take the tournament. The win was a big one, according to coach [...]

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  • ‘Appalled and dumbfounded’: Montcalm County residents sound off against commissioners

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The embattled Montcalm County Board of Commissioners heard wide-ranging criticism Monday from a former county administrator and a judge, among others. Nancy Clary of Cedar Springs was Montcalm County’s administrator (she went by Hansing-Clary at the time) from 1978 to 1995, when she was fired. She said the reason she was terminated from her job was because a commissioner proposed not funding the county’s pension plan and Clary spoke out against that proposal. The county’s pension fund is currently short more than $800,000.

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  • Montcalm County moves forward with $1.7 million in budget cuts

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    Montcalm County residents should prepare for a “new normal.” The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Monday to accept a budgetary investigation analysis by Clark Hill, Rehmann Robson and Municipal Financial Consults Inc. (MFCI), and to make budget cuts totaling 22.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Those cuts, along with other budget adjustments, will equate to more than $1.7 million in cuts.

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  • JUST IN: Edmore business total loss after Sunday structure fire

    Monday, September 19th, 2016
    Posted in: Edmore, Local, News

    A Sunday evening fire resulted in the total loss of a private antique business according to Home Township Fire Chief Tim Irwin.

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