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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.

Greenville girl to reign over Edmore’s Potato Festival

Posted in: Local, News Top Story Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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.

Montcalm County brings on law firm as deficit looms

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, August 20th, 2016

How long does it take to lose $9 million in savings? Montcalm County officials did it in just four years.

Primary election sees decent voter turnout; 23 percent is most in decade

Posted in: G.Slider, News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Montcalm County saw its highest voter turnout in a nonpresidential primary election in more than a decade Tuesday. A total of 23 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters — 9,844 people — participated at the polls. Past primary elections saw 15 percent in 2014, 17 percent in 2012, 21 percent in 2010, 17 percent in 2008 and 11 percent in 2006.

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.

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.

No time to waste: ‘Hit the line hard’ as new sports editor

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.

Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.

SPORTS GALORE: One last column, one last thank you

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, June 24th, 2016

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks on what and how to write my final column as sports editor of The Daily News. As I write this column, I’m still not exactly sure what to say, so I’m just going to type what comes to mind. After 15 1/2 years, today is my final day working for Stafford Publishing.

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  • Lower wins 70th District GOP nomination, Albert takes 86th

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: E.Slider, News Top Story, News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    In the two Republican primary races for local state representatives, one challenger walked away with an easy victory, while the second race proved to be a very close call. Voters elected Jim Lower of Cedar Lake to run for Michigan’s 70th State House District and Thomas Albert of Grattan Township to run for Michigan’s 86th State House District.

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  • Voters choose Williams as next Montcalm County sheriff

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, S.Slider

    The tightest race in Montcalm County came down to the sheriff’s next man in command. Voters convincingly chose Undersheriff Mike Williams to succeed longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell on Tuesday. Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year and endorsed Williams to follow in his footsteps.

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  • JUST IN: Voters approve Central Montcalm’s school bond proposal, Montabella’s tax levy renewal

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local

    A majority of voters in their districts approved a bond proposal for Central Montcalm Public School and voted Montabella Community Schools to continue its 18 mill non-homestead property tax levy.

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  • JUST IN: Schafer dominates 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge race

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    A former prosecutor turned judge emerged as the frontrunner over two attorney challengers Tuesday in the race for 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties.

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