News
Turnout was strong for Sunday’s auto and bike show at the Edmore Potato Festival.  — Daily News/Mike Taylor

The humble potato received the recognition it deserves this weekend. The Edmore Potato Festival featured dozens of small-town activities, musical performances, parades and other events.

Ionia, Montcalm counties get new 4-H coordinators

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Ionia and Montcalm counties have new 4-H coordinators, but they are no longer sharing. Nicole Grabowski is Ionia County’s new coordinator while Tarin Minkel is Montcalm County’s new coordinator. They both fill the vacancy left by former Ionia-Montcalm coordinator Rebecca McCafferty, who resigned in mid-June to take another 4-H position in Florida. McCafferty had worked as 4-H coordinator for both Ionia and Montcalm counties, part-time in each county.

BACK TO SCHOOL: What’s new at local districts this year

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos Friday, August 29th, 2014

Staff and students have a lot to be excited about as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway Tuesday.

The rewards of voter-approved bond proposals in Belding, Carson City-Crystal and Lakeview are visible for all to see. A new superintendent is testing the waters at Central Montcalm while incoming freshman are making a “graduation pledge” at Greenville.

Edmore Potato Festival fields a busy schedule

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, August 25th, 2014

The humble potato received the recognition it deserves this weekend. The Edmore Potato Festival featured dozens of small-town activities, musical performances, parades and other events.

Sports
Montabella senior Nate Miller, right, works on a tackling drill with teammate Dan Cutler, left, during Monday’s practice. The Mustangs open the football season on Aug. 28 at Saugatuck.

Shaun Balhorn has been to the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs before. That was in 2004 during Balhorn’s first run as head coach of the Montabella Mustangs football program. Now, Balhorn is back on the varsity sideline for the first since 2007 after taking over for David Clay, who resigned following the 2013 season.

THE REVIEW: Recognizing a legacy

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

Everyone has a story to tell. For local entrepreneur Bob Sullivan it spans generations and encompasses some of the greatest moments in Michigan’s storied history of business and baseball.

Montabella football game canceled

Posted in: High School Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The Montabella Mustangs will not be playing a football game on Friday. At least an official game. The Mustangs were set to host Manistee Catholic Central, but the Sabers had to forfeit the game due to a lack of players. The same reason was cited when the Carson City-Crystal Eagles had two games canceled last year, one against Manistee Catholic Central and the other against Ashley.

THE REVIEW: Blashill ready for third season with Griffins

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, September 11th, 2014

It was a moment that will be remembered by West Michigan hockey fans for years to come. Seventeen years following the decision by the DeVos and Van Andel families to bring hockey to Grand Rapids, the city watched as the Grand Rapids Griffins prepared to close out game six of the 2013 Calder Cup Championship against the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, New York.

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  • Cyclists invited to inaugural Ride Your Age event

    Saturday, August 30th, 2014
    Posted in: Edmore

    If you’re looking to set a distance goal when cycling on a local trail, look no further than your age.

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  • BACK TO SCHOOL: What’s new at local districts this year

    Friday, August 29th, 2014
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos

    Staff and students have a lot to be excited about as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway Tuesday.

    The rewards of voter-approved bond proposals in Belding, Carson City-Crystal and Lakeview are visible for all to see. A new superintendent is testing the waters at Central Montcalm while incoming freshman are making a “graduation pledge” at Greenville.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep results from Thursday, Aug. 28

    Friday, August 29th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    CC-Crystal 47, Houghton Lake 6: The Eagles opened their season with a road win Thursday night. Dallas O’Green had three touchdowns, Tabor Erskin had two and Garrett Tabor and Shane Wiggins had one each…

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Aug. 26

    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Belding 3-0: The Redskins continued their great start to the season with three wins at Saranac on Wednesday. Belding first defeated Rivertown Christian 25-10, 25-14; then Holland Calvery 25-19, 25-16; and Saranac 11-25, 25-13, 15-2

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