News
Ronald Farrell, the longtime principal and superintendent of Montabella Community Schools, died last Wednesday at his home in Blanchard. He was 72 years old. — File photo

One of the most beloved and unique school administrators has passed away, leaving a lasting legacy in the Isabella-Montcalm county area. Ronald Farrell died last Wednesday at his home in Blanchard. He was 72 years old.

Richland Township house destroyed in fire; no one injured

Posted in: Local Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

A mobile home was destroyed in a Friday morning fire with the cause of blaze still undetermined.

Firefighters from the Richland Township Fire Department responded to a call at 10:51 a.m. at 6033 E. Tamarack Road, about six miles northeast of downtown Edmore.

Former Montcalm County mental health leader imprisoned for felonies

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, January 28th, 2016

A well respected Montcalm County mental health leader has ended his career in disgrace and a prison term in another county.

Governor’s office accepting applications for Ionia-Montcalm judge appointment

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder’s office is now accepting applications to fill a judge vacancy in Ionia and Montcalm counties.

Judge David Hoort of Portland has accepted a job with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He will retire as judge on Feb. 26.

Sports
Montabella’s Lucas Maddox, bottom, looks annoyed that Chippewa Hills’ Jacob Sharp is on his back during their 152-pound match Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella’s wrestling team hosted a tournament of dual meets in order to get better for the coming Central Michigan Athletic Conference tournament and the district tournament. The result wasn’t what Coach Shaun Balhorn had in mind. The Mustangs went 1-3 in their four duals Saturday. Their only win was beating a short-handed LeRoy Pine River 44-24.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 9

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Greenville 40, Hastings 34: The Yellow Jackets took a 19-19 tie after three quarters and turned it into their second straight win, beating the Saxons Tuesday night. Sophomore Brock Kohler led with 11 points and senior Alec O’Connor followed with eight…

CHIP’S CLIPS: The best and worst of Super Bowl 50

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

So the old man goes out on top. Super Bowl 50 will likely go down as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s swan song, and he will be going out a winner — even if brother Eli wasn’t all that thrilled about big brother getting his second title. It will also go down as a defensive clinic by the Broncos, showing defense is still possible in a league that is outlawing defense little by little.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 5

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, February 8th, 2016

Greenville 50, Northview 46: The Yellow Jackets broke a three-game losing streak and got their first O-K Bronze Conference win at the hands of the Wildcats Friday night. Brock Kohler, who was playing his first game after being promoted from the JV squad, led Greenville with 11 points…

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 29

    Monday, February 1st, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    Greenville 54, Forest Hills Northern 40: The Jackets are now in a tie with the Huskies in the O-K Bronze Conference after their win Friday night. Adele Kemp led Greenville with 20 points. Paige Hallock had 11 points and 17 rebounds and Landon Kemp had 10 for the Jackets…

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  • Greater Greenville Transportation committee reviews goals

    Friday, January 29th, 2016
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Stanton

    John Johansen and Mark Christensen were named chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee at Wednesday’s quarterly meeting.

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  • Former Montcalm County mental health leader imprisoned for felonies

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    A well respected Montcalm County mental health leader has ended his career in disgrace and a prison term in another county.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 26

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Belding 49, Coopersville 43: The Redskins remained undefeated in the O-K Blue Conference after beating the Broncos Tuesday night. Katie Wood led Belding with 21 points, Greta Wilker added 14 and Hallee Breimayer had 12 more…

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