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From left, Montabella High School graduating seniors Timothy Jordan, Zachary Taubitz, Zachary Lahay, Peter Taylor and Tristan Viglianco, turn their tassels from right to left Sunday, signifying their graduation from the high school. — Daily News/Cory Smith

On Sunday evening, the smallest graduating class in the history of Montabella High School departed school for the final time with diplomas firmly in hand. Though the class may be small in number at 35 graduates, there was no questioning the large size of every heart and mind that was cloaked in a cap and gown of navy blue or white.

JUST IN: Fatal Friday motorcycle crash

Posted in: News Monday, July 27th, 2015

HOME TOWNSHIP — Following a Friday night crash, a motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.  At around 6:42 p.m. on Friday, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an accident involving a motorcycle and a minivan at the intersection of North Wyman Road and East North County Line Road. Upon arriving on-scene, deputies [...]

Vestaburg teen wins 4-H sweepstakes showmanship

Posted in: Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

Of the many accolades and recognitions awarded throughout the Montcalm County 4-H Fair, nothing may be more coveted than being crowned the winner of the sweepstakes showmanship championship competition.

Montabella graduating class of 35 hauled in $233,112 in scholarships

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

On Sunday evening, the smallest graduating class in the history of Montabella High School departed school for the final time with diplomas firmly in hand. Though the class may be small in number at 35 graduates, there was no questioning the large size of every heart and mind that was cloaked in a cap and gown of navy blue or white.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, left, releases a discus attempt at the MSAC track meet on Wednesday. Coston set a school record with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is very competitive in track and field. On Wednesday, at Montabella High School, the host Mustangs edged Carson City-Crystal 124-112 on the girls’ side. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was close behind with 91 and followed by Vestaburg (20 points) and Coleman (4).

CHIP’S CLIPS: Why Pete Rose should never be reinstated

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, July 20th, 2015

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a great showcase for Cincinnati and their beloved son, Pete Rose. Rose came out to thunderous applause by the Reds’ faithful before the All-Star Game, despite being banned from baseball for life for betting on the game.

Crystal Lake Run set for Aug. 1

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, July 18th, 2015

The annual Crystal Lake Run is set for its 19th installment. The event, which consists of a 3-mile walk/run or 5-mile run, takes place on Aug. 1.

SPORTS GALORE: New HR Derby format is a hit

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Even without the likes of Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout, the latest incarnation of the Home Run Derby was awesome. Featuring brackets, time limits and bonus time, the event included some of the best new talent (Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant) against some of the best veterans (Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder) in the game today.

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  • Greenville man of wonder playing softball at 70

    Monday, July 13th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Steve Petsuch’s pitching is usually spot-on. He has decent running speed and is an effective hitter in the softball leagues he plays in. But that’s not what separates this Greenville resident from the other players. When Petsuch was born, the world was coming out of its second world war, an event most of his fellow softball players in the Greenville recreation softball leagues have only read about in textbooks or seen on television. Petsuch’s display of exuberance and energy on the softball diamond, however, doesn’t reflect his age.

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  • S.H.E.: Ionia’s Samantha Dann follows her passion to work with wild animals

    Friday, July 3rd, 2015
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Stanton

    Ever since caring for a kitten of her own, Samantha Dann of Ionia has loved animals, especially cats. Tabbies, Main Coon and Persians make lovely pets, but Dann’s passion involves cats of the more wild persuasion.

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  • Vestaburg teen wins 4-H sweepstakes showmanship

    Monday, June 29th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local

    Of the many accolades and recognitions awarded throughout the Montcalm County 4-H Fair, nothing may be more coveted than being crowned the winner of the sweepstakes showmanship championship competition.

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  • First-timer wins 4-H Fair Demo Derby

    Monday, June 29th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.

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