News
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.

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.

Vestaburg graduates consider ‘the places they will go’

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

This year’s valedictorian at Vestaburg High School, Jacob Young, relied heavily on a doctor’s advice during his address to the graduating class of 2015 on Sunday afternoon — Dr. Seuss. That advice, from the children’s book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” — though originally intended for youngsters — applies admirably to graduates moving on to college or careers.

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).

First-timer wins 4-H Fair Demo Derby

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

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.

Montabella girl runners win MSAC again

Posted in: High School Monday, June 29th, 2015

Montabella’s girls track team showed just how good they are for the second year in a row. The Mustang girls won the Mid-State Activities Conference for the second years in a row.

THE REVIEW: Keeping it in the family

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

You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.

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  • THE REVIEW: Whitecaps’ Michael Gerber taking success in stride

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    A key to survival in the world of minor league baseball is not allowing yourself to be defined by mistakes. A game established on a history of beauty and tradition has the ability to hand you the game-winning long ball and can make you hitless the very next night. Baseball, with all of its intricacies, does not play favorites.

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  • Jordann Jankowsky resigns as Montabella coach

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
    Posted in: High School

    Another Jankowsky resigned as coach of a Montabella sport in 2015. That Jankowsky will be replaced another Simon. This time it’s Jordann Jankowsky, who is leaving the Mustangs’ volleyball program in favor of Max Simon, who has coached Montabella volleyball before.

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  • Gary Jankowsky resigns at Montabella

    Monday, June 8th, 2015
    Posted in: High School

    Gary Jankowsky has spent the past three years as varsity boys basketball coach at Montabella. That term ended in March. Jankowsky submitted his resignation after the 2014-2015 season ended. The season ended with the Mustangs going 5-15 overall and 1-8 in the Mid-State Activities Conference.

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  • Young Montabella golf squad improved

    Saturday, June 6th, 2015
    Posted in: High School

    Montabella’s boys golf team was young, noted coach Nichole Howe. But they impressed her with how much they improved.

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