News
Leader Dog for the Blind representative Tammy Bartz explains to the Vestaburg Lions Club how the Rochester program works. Bartz spoke Monday evening at the club’s regular meeting. — Mike Taylor/Daily News

A good dog can change a life. A great dog can change the lives of many. The business of the Leader Dogs for the Blind program is to create good dogs and place them where they will do the most good.

Edmore Chamber purchases former Montabella football field

Posted in: Local Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A property that’s been part of Edmore school history for six decades has a new owner.

The former Webb football field was recently purchased from Montabella Community Schools by the Edmore Chamber of Commerce.

Edmore Village Council declines to remove unsafe playground equipment

Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Photos Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The majority of the Edmore Village Council is refusing to remove unsafe playground equipment from the Glenn D. Curtis Memorial Park, despite pleas and warnings from the village manager. Village Manager Neil Rankin recently surveyed the park at 307 E. Forrest St. and found several playground items to be dangerous. At Monday’s village council meeting, he presented the council with photographs and a detailed report of the unsafe conditions.

Edmore and Maxfields reach loan repayment agreement

Posted in: Local Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Maxfield siblings have reached an agreement with this village regarding a long-overdue economic development loan.

Tony Maxfield and his sister, Shari, own the Averyville Acres partnership. The Edmore Economic Loan Fund Development Committee and Edmore Village Council granted the partnership a $200,000 loan in 2000 to build Maxfield’s Inn in Edmore. The committee also granted a $20,000 loan to the partnership in 2002 and a $77,000 loan to the partnership in 2006.

Sports
Montabella’s Cayden Nisonger (22) splits through two Lakeview defenders during a game this season. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella’s boys basketball team made some strides this season, but it didn’t get the wins it wanted. “I would have loved to have won more games, but I thought it was a pretty positive season,” coach Gary Jankowsky said. “Our JV had a successful season and the varsity got better as a team so I thought it was pretty good.”

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 17

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, April 18th, 2014

Lakeview, Vestaburg split: The Wildcats opened the season with a win and a loss against the Wolverines Thursday, losing the first game 3-2 on a bases-loaded walk, but winning the second game 4-2…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 16

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Greenville mercies CM twice: The Yellow Jackets had no problems with the Green Hornets Wednesday in a game moved to Greenville’s diamond, as Greenville won the opener 14-0 in five innings and the second 16-4 in five innings…

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

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  • JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

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

    Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

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  • Montcalm County commissioners discuss how to fund Montcalm Alliance

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

    The Montcalm Alliance and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are still trying to get on the same page when it comes to funding local economic development. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer updated the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday about the Alliance’s most recent meeting.

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  • Money from state not enough for local road fixes

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, PH.Slider

    With $60.9 million funneling down from the state for road maintenance across Michigan following a long and treacherous winter, one might think massive repair projects are on this spring’s agenda.

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  • Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

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