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After grabbing their lunch boxes and lunch trays, six Montabella Elementary School kindergarten and first-grade students headed down the hall to the library to eat their lunch together. The lunch group is part of Montabella Community School’s LINKS Program, which is a peer-to-peer program to support students with autism. Montabella currently has LINKS programs in kindergarten through ninth grade.

Congressman Moolenaar talks failed ACA repeal effort, future of health care reform

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Congressman John Moolenaar knew Thursday evening’s listening session was going to be a bumpy ride.

As about 900 people were being seated in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium at Central Michigan University, Moolenaar steadied himself for the event in a dressing room in the basement of the nearly century-old theater.

Congressman Moolenaar hosts raucous listening session at CMU

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Not much listening took place during a Thursday night “listening session” hosted by Congressman John Moolenaar.

Nearly 900 people packed Central Michigan University’s Warriner Hall to hear from the Republican representative for Michigan’s 4th District, which encompasses 15 counties.

Montcalm County commissioners to set sheriff’s deputy contract rate

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider a recommendation to set a lower rate for municipalities to contract with sheriff’s deputies than the sheriff would prefer.

The county’s Finance & Personnel Committee on April 10 voted to recommend the full board approve setting all contract rates for deputies at $75,000 starting in 2019. Sheriff Mike Williams had asked commissioners to set the rate at $79,000.

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.

Rooting for Carson City-Crystal’s underdog

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Friday, April 7th, 2017

As a sports editor who covers multiple teams for up to eight local high schools, I try not to be a “homer” for one particular team.

But I have to admit, after doing a story on Carson City-Crystal’s girls soccer team, it’s hard to not throw on an Eagles hat and root for them.

Daily News winter sports ‘Spark Plug’ Players of the Year

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

We’ve had our Daily News All-Area award winners, and now we recognize those players who might not fill up the stats book, but their team may not be as successful or enjoy the sport as much without them.

Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions

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  • IN BRIEF: Art classes coming back to Montabella Junior/Senior High

    Monday, April 17th, 2017
    Posted in: Edmore, Local, News

    For the 2017-2018 school year students at Montabella Junior/Senior High School will once again have the option of art classes.

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  • Vestaburg robotics team bound for state tourney

    Sunday, April 16th, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    There were a lot of firsts happening for Vestaburg Community School last weekend. The high school’s first robotics team competed in their first competition — and won — during a tournament in Shepherd on April 8. The competition is part of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics.

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  • HEROIN HITS HOME: Part 1, ‘Kissing Everything Goodbye’

    Friday, April 14th, 2017
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story

    “I was 22 and only smoked weed, drank from here and there, took pills sometimes. Some call me a late bloomer.” — So begins a letter written by Amber Rowland on April 11, 2016, and read aloud in Montcalm County’s Drug Court as a success story from someone who was bound by addiction, but fought to be sober.

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  • Purchase of used vactor truck helps Edmore DPW

    Friday, April 14th, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    When Department of Public Works (DPW) employees respond to a water leak in Edmore, they’ll be bringing along their newest piece of equipment: A vactor truck.

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