News
Newly hired Edmore Village Manager James Lower, left, signs his official contract with the village Tuesday evening as Village President Chet Guild watches after having signed the contract himself. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After nearly three months without a village manager, this community has now found a man ready and willing to take the reigns with a goal to move it forward.

Ebola is minor threat locally, but health officials are ready

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, October 31st, 2014

An infectious disease outbreak like Ebola usually has three things working in its favor: A lack of remedies, a lack of precautions and an unchecked system to where those infected travel beyond ground zero.

Fortunately, if ever an infectious disease were to threaten the mid-Michigan area, health officials say they are more than ready.

Ex-Ionia County commissioner accepts Edmore village manager job

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

After nearly three months without a village manager, this community has now found a man ready and willing to take the reigns with a goal to move it forward.

Edmore Village Council offers manager job to Ionia man

Posted in: Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The possible next manager of this village is no stranger to working alongside government officials.

During a 14-minute meeting Thursday, the Edmore Village Council voted 6-1 to offer the manager job to James Lower of Ionia.

Sports
Montabella quarterback Brady Burggren takes reps during Thursday’s practice. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Montabella Mustangs have been in playoff mode for the past three weeks. After back-to-back losses to Carson City-Crystal and Coleman, the Mustangs’ record stood at 4-3. Six wins guaranteed a playoff spot, meaning Montabella needed to win its final two games to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Montabella ready to face No. 5 ranked team in D-7

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Friday, October 31st, 2014

The Montabella Mustangs have been in playoff mode for the past three weeks. After back-to-back losses to Carson City-Crystal and Coleman, the Mustangs’ record stood at 4-3. Six wins guaranteed a playoff spot, meaning Montabella needed to win its final two games to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a roster

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It was a dream lineup. Some of the league’s hottest hitters all together under the same roof, sporting the storied English D. What was predicted to be a dominating season would ultimately take an unfortunate turn for the Detroit Tigers and thanks to a midseason unraveling, 1984 would continue to hold its place in the franchise’s history.

Four area teams qualify for football playoffs

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, October 27th, 2014

The Road to Ford Field begins on Friday/Saturday night for four area football teams. Pairings (games times to be decided later today) were announced on Sunday night with Lakeview (8-1), Central Montcalm (5-4), Carson City-Crystal (7-2) and Montabella (6-3) all getting the chance to play a 10th game this season.

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  • Political hopefuls participate in final local candidate forum

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story

    With just 12 days remaining until the Nov. 4 general election, there was no mistaking the location of the final candidate forum for political contenders in contested races. Attendees of Wednesday’s candidate forum at Montcalm Community College’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville were greeted by an wave of campaign signs, guiding them to the meeting of political rivals.

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  • THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a kicker

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It’s been over 20 years since the Detroit Lions and their fans have had to even entertain the thought of a struggle in their kicking game. They’ve more than made up for it by experiencing difficulty in other areas, as we all know.

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  • Edmore Village Council considering 3 village manager finalists

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Members of the Edmore Village Council took a close look at three candidates currently being considered for the vacant village manager’s post.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

    Friday, October 17th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

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