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Edmore Village Manager Neil Rankin, left, listens while Edmore Village President Chet Guild runs Monday night’s meeting. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Village President Chet Guild waited until almost an hour into Monday night’s meeting to drop the bomb. A woman in the audience questioned why the Edmore Village Council had skipped over the manager’s report on the meeting agenda.

Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, July 19th, 2014

It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

Sheridan candidates forum introduces political hopefuls to Montcalm County

Posted in: News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, S.Slider Friday, July 18th, 2014

With the Aug. 5 primary election quickly approaching, Thursday evening proved to be an informative event for more than 60 people who attended the “Meet the Candidates” event at the Sheridan VFW Post. Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan representatives from five races introduced themselves and their reasons for running throughout the two-hour event.

Edmore Village Council refuses to recognize manager, hires attorney

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, July 14th, 2014

Village President Chet Guild waited until almost an hour into Monday night’s meeting to drop the bomb. A woman in the audience questioned why the Edmore Village Council had skipped over the manager’s report on the meeting agenda.

Sports
Montabella’s Hanna Stockwell makes a play at first base before Saranac’s Macaela Perry gets to the base during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader May 22.

Montabella’s softball team will have their third coach in four years next season. Whisper Dawson will take over for Chara Nisonger in 2015. She will be the third coach of the Mustangs in the last four years.

Whitecap makes good with second chance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

Montabella has new softball coach

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Montabella’s softball team will have their third coach in four years next season. Whisper Dawson will take over for Chara Nisonger in 2015. She will be the third coach of the Mustangs in the last four years.

Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Mahorn visits Grand Rapids to promote Drive

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, July 18th, 2014

Rick Mahorn has seen a lot of NBA basketball in his time. First as a member of the Detroit Pistons, then as the Pistons’ radio analyst alongside Mark Champion, Mahorn has spent a long time in basketball.

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  • THE REVIEW: One-game exhibition turns into much more

    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    As the city of Chicago gathered to plan out the 1933 centennial celebration of the birth of the city, they set out to feature an experience that the locals would not soon forget. The monumental occasion came in the form of the World’s Fair and was held on 427 acres of land stretching along the shore of Lake Michigan. The fair featured some of the most cutting edge exhibits including a visit from the German airship, the Graf Zeppelin.

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  • Edmore Village Council refuses to recognize manager, hires attorney

    Monday, July 14th, 2014
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Village President Chet Guild waited until almost an hour into Monday night’s meeting to drop the bomb. A woman in the audience questioned why the Edmore Village Council had skipped over the manager’s report on the meeting agenda.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: James ready to accept the challenge

    Monday, July 14th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It was just yesterday morning, I was mocking the continuous coverage by ESPN of LeBron James and his lack of a decision regarding a future playing home. I was tired of hearing about no news as if it was new news. As of Friday morning, there was no information from James on what his decision was going to be or even when that decision was coming.

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  • ‘She enjoyed life to the fullest’: 22-year-old woman killed in motorcycle accident

    Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Edmore, Lakeview, Local

    Ashley Drake was an intoxicating mixture of bubbly and bullheaded. She loved writing and fishing. She loved 4-H and her dog, Riley. And she loved a good adventure.

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