News
Applauding veterans during a Vietnam veteran commemoration ceremony Wednesday at Central Michigan University are, from left, First Lt. Michael Miller, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, Major Gen. James Jackson and Brigadier Gen. Michael Stone.

Tom Porter was drafted into U.S. military service in 1965. He went through officer candidate school and was trained in the artillery before serving as a military policeman at Fort Gordon, Georgia, while many of his classmates were sent to Vietnam. One was killed in action in 1967. Two more remain missing in action to this day.

Montcalm Care Network offers outpatient and home-based therapy

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Montcalm County residents, like anywhere else, face barriers when it comes to receiving comprehensive mental health care. The rural landscape of the county can mean isolation for some families in need. Financial stability can be another issue.

The Montcalm Care Network, based in Stanton, is focused on helping children and families conquer those barriers in order to receive mental health care services.

The Daily News named best in Michigan

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The Daily News was named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press (AP) Media Editors newspaper competition.

The Daily News won for general excellence in Division 1 and was honored with 10 other awards during Sunday’s AP banquet in Lansing.

Vietnam veterans honored as part of national effort

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Tom Porter was drafted into U.S. military service in 1965. He went through officer candidate school and was trained in the artillery before serving as a military policeman at Fort Gordon, Georgia, while many of his classmates were sent to Vietnam. One was killed in action in 1967. Two more remain missing in action to this day.

Sports
Montabella’s girls track team poses with their regional championship trophy after winning the Division 4 regional in Breckenridge on Saturday. - Courtesy photo

Montabella’s girls track team is going to the state finals as a team. The Mustangs had a large number of girls qualify for the state meet, and because of that they won the Division 4 regional meet at Breckenridge on Saturday. Montabella scored 117 ½ team points to beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (94) and Beal City (81) for the top spot.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 24

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Tri County splits: The Vikings played two games against Morley Stanwood on Tuesday, winning the first 5-4 and getting mercied in the second game 11-0 in five innings. The opener was won on a Jake Sickelsteel RBI double in the fourth inning. That gave Eric Hayden the win, as he went the first 4 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and two walks around two strikeouts…

Montabella girls win school’s first-ever regional title in track

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Montabella’s girls track team is going to the state finals as a team. The Mustangs had a large number of girls qualify for the state meet, and because of that they won the Division 4 regional meet at Breckenridge on Saturday. Montabella scored 117 ½ team points to beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (94) and Beal City (81) for the top spot.

Montabella’s Buskirk signs letter to run at Grace Bible

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Friday, May 13th, 2016

Another girls cross country and track runner from Montabella has signed to run in college. Senior Kim Buskirk signed a letter of intent last month to run for Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids. She will run both cross country and track for the Tigers.

More…
  • MCC graduation to include Early College students

    Friday, May 6th, 2016
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local

    Not every student walking across the stage at tonight’s Montcalm Community College commencement is a typical student. Thirteen early college students will be moving toward their next stage in life. John Donnelly, 19, a Montabella High School senior, is one such student.

    Read More »
  • CC-Crystal takes two from league rival Montabella

    Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    Carson City-Crystal’s softball team finally got their first two wins in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The Eagles took both games of a doubleheader from Montabella on Tuesday, winning 9-1 and 11-1, with the second game going just five innings.

    Read More »
  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 4

    Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    CC-Crystal sweeps Montabella: The Eagles picked up a pair of MSAC wins over rival Montabella on Tuesday. CC-Crystal won 16-1 and 11-1. Jarrett Loomis won game one. Zach Pringle went 5-for-5 with three doubles, triple and five RBI. Lane Humphrey had three hits and four RBI, while Aaron Hugenot and Shane Wiggins each had two hits…

    Read More »
  • Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer signs with Buffalo Bills

    Monday, May 2nd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Top News

    The Buffalo Bills have gained a whole new fan base in West Michigan. While Justin Zimmer, a 2011 Greenville High School graduate, did not hear his name called during the three days of the NFL draft, he was quickly signed to a free agent contract following the draft by the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. A dominating defensive tackle from Ferris State University, Zimmer realized his childhood dream of playing in the NFL with the signing.

    Read More »