News
Edmore Village Manager Neil Rankin, left, and newly elected Village President Michael Kotenko are excited to work side by side as the village is experiencing growth, improvements and new businesses. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy has succeeded a Montcalm County sheriff’s lieutenant as Edmore’s new leader. Karl Kluwe retired as a sheriff’s patrol lieutenant in 2010. He went to work as Edmore’s manager and police chief from 2010 to 2013, and then again as village president since 2014. He oversaw his final Edmore Village Council meeting in October.

Montcalm County’s new website is live

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Montcalm County’s new website went live this week.

The goal was for montcalm.us to be a more user-friendly website for mobile users, according to IT Director Eric McLaughlin.

Edmore community sees growth, improvements

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Friday, December 2nd, 2016

A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy has succeeded a Montcalm County sheriff’s lieutenant as Edmore’s new leader. Karl Kluwe retired as a sheriff’s patrol lieutenant in 2010. He went to work as Edmore’s manager and police chief from 2010 to 2013, and then again as village president since 2014. He oversaw his final Edmore Village Council meeting in October.

Toys for Tots drive now underway in Montcalm County

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Jennifer Bouck has seen the hardships families face during the holiday season.

The coordinator of Montcalm County’s Toys for Tots is familiar with scenes of homelessness and poverty.

In response, Bouck and her volunteers are working to provide a “magical” Christmas for families in need this year.

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.

Montabella’s boys basketball team is ‘entirely different’ look from last year’s squad

Posted in: High School Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

With only two seniors returning from last year’s team, Montabella boys basketball coach Jared Simon has had to hit the reset button for this year’s team. In his second year as the Mustangs coach, Simon returns only two players with varsity experience, which even they don’t have much experience.

Grittiness couldn’t overcome turnovers for Mustangs

Posted in: High School Monday, December 5th, 2016

The fire was there, the scrappiness and shot opportunities were, too. But the Montabella Mustangs couldn’t overcome the turnovers and bad bounces in the girls basketball team’s season-opening game Friday. The Mustangs, opening their new season at home, lost 43-22 to the Merrill Vandals, one of the newest members or the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC).

Montabella’s tight-knit girls basketball team has plenty of fire, confidence this year

Posted in: High School Thursday, December 1st, 2016

When he saw the competitiveness between two of his basketball players escalate to almost an all-out scuffle during a recent practice, Terry Larsen was liking what he was seeing.

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  • Vestaburg High School senior builds a musical playground

    Monday, November 28th, 2016
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Nathaniel Nisonger is a senior at Vestaburg High School, yet he still spends a lot of time at the Vestaburg Great Start Readiness Program Preschool. There are sentimental ties. The current teacher was once his first grade teacher, and his younger brother was in the program last year.

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  • Howard City recycling site to close; county’s recycling future uncertain

    Saturday, November 19th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, PH.Slider

    Two of Montcalm County’s seven recycling sites will have closed by year’s end, and the future remains uncertain for the remaining five locations.

    The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Nov. 7 to eliminate Howard City’s recycling site due to an increase in county recycling costs.

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  • Edmore businesses hit with arson, breaking and entering on same night

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Three businesses in downtown Edmore were victimized by arson and break-ins the night of Oct. 25. Police have arrested three suspects for breaking and entering, but have not yet said whether the arson is related.

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  • Montabella volleyball team reaches coach’s goal for the season

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
    Posted in: Edmore, High School, Sports

    BLANCHARD — After suffering through a five-win season in 2015, the Montabella volleyball team had some work to do to get better in 2016. They got markedly better, finishing 15- 16- 1 overall and 6-6 in the Mid- State Activities Conference. That conference record was good for third out of eight teams overall. “Our season [...]

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