News
This year’s Potato Festival Parade featured a large number of lovingly restored antique tractors. — Daily News/

Organizers put a great deal of work into this year’s Potato Festival. This past weekend, that effort paid off in spades as hundreds of locals and visitors alike gathered to honor the noble tuber, a staple of the area’s economy for decades.

Back to school already? 5 local schools starting 1 week early

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, August 28th, 2015

Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.

‘Out of control’? Montcalm County undersheriff corrects crime rumors

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.

Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.

Effort in Edmore’s Potato Festival ‘pays off’ for 2015

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, August 24th, 2015

Organizers put a great deal of work into this year’s Potato Festival. This past weekend, that effort paid off in spades as hundreds of locals and visitors alike gathered to honor the noble tuber, a staple of the area’s economy for decades.

Sports
Lakeview’s JaTrevion Williams, right, is chased by Belding’s Matt Ferman, left, during a scrimmage Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

It was the final tuneup for the football teams from Lakeview, Belding and Montabella on Thursday at Kos Field. The scrimmage was the last chance for the Redskins, Mustangs and Wildcats to check themselves out before the games become real next week.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Aug. 29

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Monday, August 31st, 2015

Vestaburg 46, Breckenridge 12: The Wolverines began the season on a winning note Friday. In the convincing win, Vestaburg rushed for 327 yards with both Chris Keeler and Alex Steed rushing for 101 yards. Keeler scored three times, while Steed found the end zone twice…

Local XC teams open season at Chip Hills Invite

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Five local teams ran at the Early Season Warrior Invitational Tuesday, but none finished in the top 10 of the meet. On the boys’ side, Greenville had the best finish in the area, finishing 13th with 321 points. Montabella was 14th with 366 and Lakeview had 549 points for 19th out of 20 teams.

Belding does it again at The Daily News Invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, August 24th, 2015

Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.

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  • Lakeview, Belding, Montabella tune up for next week

    Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    It was the final tuneup for the football teams from Lakeview, Belding and Montabella on Thursday at Kos Field. The scrimmage was the last chance for the Redskins, Mustangs and Wildcats to check themselves out before the games become real next week.

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  • JUST IN: MSP needs help identifying suspect

    Friday, August 21st, 2015
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle

    The Michigan State Police is asking assistance in identifying the individual in this photograph. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with a series of thefts from automobiles.

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  • Edmore factory grant official; $870,000 project underway

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    A major grant seven years in the making is finally a reality for a historic building in this village. Village Manager James Lower on Wednesday announced that Edmore has been awarded a $625,875 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) for the old General Bag Corp. building.

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  • Edmore’s Potato Fest ready to make a comeback

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    There was a time when the annual Potato Festival was a Really Big Deal. If organizer Sandy Jordan has her way, that’s going to be the case again, starting with this year’s festivities, which get underway today through Sunday.

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