News
Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer may become a sheriff’s deputy if a proposal to merge the Edmore Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is approved by the Edmore Village Council and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

One year ago, the Howard City Police Department merged with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. Next month, another village police department may do the same.

Edmore Police Department may merge with Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

One year ago, the Howard City Police Department merged with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. Next month, another village police department may do the same.

VIDEO: Montcalm County firefighters participate in ice rescue training

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, Video Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

In spite of the 2 degree air temperature, which dropped even lower with the wind chill, Montcalm County firefighters braved the frigid weather to participate in an ice training on Sunday. Michigan Rescue Concepts (MRC) hosted the training session in Crystal Township, which included a morning classroom session and an afternoon hands-on training session on the ice of Crystal Lake. MRC is an 18-year-old Michigan-based company which have trained more than 500 fire departments in ice and water rescue training.

Local student opens up about homeless plight

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Homelessness is a powerful word. It conjures a composite of images: A man begging for change under a bridge. A woman holding a sign by a freeway exit. A filthy, bearded man in stained pants sleeping under newspapers on a park bench. A sad-looking woman in a ratty coat pushing a shopping cart full of junk down the street.

Sports
Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow looks to make a pass over the head of Montabella’s Josh Balhorn during Tuesday’s game. Shurlow scored 10 points for the Wildcats. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Lakeview Wildcats thrive when their defense leads to easy offense. Such was the case Tuesday night at home. The Wildcats’ defense forced 21 turnovers, which led to easy baskets — 30 field goals in all — in a 69-27 victory over Montabella.

SPORTS GALORE: Detroit Tigers optimism … with question marks

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, February 27th, 2015

Spring training is a time of optimism for Major League Baseball fans, players, management and even media. It’s a fresh start, with new hopes and new dreams. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising — at least in Arizona and Florida — and optimism is bursting at the seems.

MSAC one vote away from expanding

Posted in: High School, High School Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is waiting on the vote from one school board. When that vote happens, the conference could expand. Breckenridge and Merrill applied for admission into the MSAC. So far, current members have voted and a majority are on board with the expansion, according to Conference President Matt Walderzak.

Defense leads Lakeview past Montabella at home

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Lakeview Wildcats thrive when their defense leads to easy offense. Such was the case Tuesday night at home. The Wildcats’ defense forced 21 turnovers, which led to easy baskets — 30 field goals in all — in a 69-27 victory over Montabella.

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  • Edmore Police Department may merge with Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office

    Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    One year ago, the Howard City Police Department merged with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. Next month, another village police department may do the same.

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  • CC-C girls down Mustangs, clinch MSAC championship

    Friday, February 20th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    For the first time since joining the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC), the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team is the conference champions. And this time, they don’t have to share it with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Wrestlers turn to individual aspect

    Friday, February 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Honestly, I expect to see near that same number following Saturday’s tournaments. This year, though, could produce the area’s first individual state champion since Greenville’s Jordan Thomas (189 pounds in Division 2), Lakeview’s Jordan Betham (152 in Division 3) and Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber (103 in Division 4) all won state titles.

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  • THE REVIEW: Preparing for a whirlwind

    Friday, February 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Walking into Fifth Third Ballpark that August evening, the buzz was hard to ignore. With 8,000-plus fans crowding into their seats, the West Michigan Whitecaps prepared to move a step closer to their playoff push.

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