News
The General Bag Corp. building in Edmore may soon receive a major renovation and again be open for business to dozens of local vendors if a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is approved. — Daily News/Cory Smith

For five years, village leaders have clung tightly to a dream of restoring one of this community’s oldest standing properties, one that, in a much older time, served as a thriving beacon of business. But how does one translate such a dream into reality?

JUST IN: Sand Lake man injured in car-semi truck accident

Posted in: Local, Local Saturday, December 20th, 2014

One man was injured in a car-semi truck accident Friday morning near Six Lakes. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident, which occurred on Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) near North Six Lakes Road around 10:56 a.m.

Montcalm County officials considering creating PACE district

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos, S.Slider Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Installing energy-efficient heating and cooling systems saves lots of green in the long run, but the initial investment cost leaves many people seeing red.

Some Michigan business owners are considering whether Michigan’s Public Act 270 of 2010, the property assessed clean energy (PACE) act, can help them upgrade their facilities in a high efficiency manner while spreading the cost over a longer, more affordable timeframe.

MEDC offers $650,000 in funds to rehabilitate Edmore ‘Bag Building’

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

For five years, village leaders have clung tightly to a dream of restoring one of this community’s oldest standing properties, one that, in a much older time, served as a thriving beacon of business. But how does one translate such a dream into reality?

Sports
Montabella’s Joel Bucao drives between two Evart players during the teams’ game Monday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella’s boys basketball team needed four extra minutes of playing time, but it got it’s first win of the season. The Mustangs went into overtime before knocking off the Evart Wildcats 55-53 Monday night in the season opener for both teams.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Dec. 17

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, December 18th, 2014

MONTABELLA WINS TWO: The Mustangs went to Ovid-Elsie and won their two meets Wednesday night. They opened with a 36-36 tie with the host Marauders, but won on the ninth tie-breaker, which is most near-falls. Montabella then beat Hemlock 48-36…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…

THE REVIEW: Tasting a title

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

t’s been a long time coming. The paper bag hoods have been placed on the shelf and a devoted group of football enthusiasts are learning to revisit an aspect of the game that seems to have avoided Detroit Lions fans for far too long.

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  • Montabella boys open with OT victory

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Montabella’s boys basketball team needed four extra minutes of playing time, but it got it’s first win of the season. The Mustangs went into overtime before knocking off the Evart Wildcats 55-53 Monday night in the season opener for both teams.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Speculation season upon us

    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    For plenty of college football teams it’s bowl season. For the University of Michigan football program it’s speculation season. After 33 consecutive bowl appearances (1975 to 2007), the Wolverines will not partake in the traditional month of meaningless games, sponsored by anything and everything, in warm, sunny locations across the country, otherwise known as bowl season, for the third time in seven years.

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  • CHIP’S CLIPS: To separate or not to separate

    Friday, December 5th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Many people who either have a child playing sports in high school or coaches, think the private schools are at an advantage when it comes to competition. Some believe the private schools are able to recruit some of the best athletes in the state, where public schools, because of a bylaw by the Michigan High School Athletic Association, are only able to get athletes who are in the school district and not outside.

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  • Defense leads Lakeview to 53-20 season opening win

    Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    The Lakeview Wildcats and Montabella Mustangs opened the girls basketball season on Tuesday and both teams showed signs of rust. Lakeview’s defense, though was mostly strong and helped to carry the Wildcats to a season opening 53-20 win over the Mustangs at home.

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