News
The General Bag Corp. building in Edmore may soon receive a major renovation and again be open for business to dozens of local vendors if a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is approved. — Daily News/Cory Smith

For five years, village leaders have clung tightly to a dream of restoring one of this community’s oldest standing properties, one that, in a much older time, served as a thriving beacon of business. But how does one translate such a dream into reality?

Gov. Snyder’s speech inspires GOP

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder gave another one of his patented “relentlessly positive” speeches Tuesday during his State of the State address. The speech showcased what Snyder saw as highlights of Michigan’s past year, as well as introduced several new proposals, which inspired his own party.

Rep. Moolenaar: Obama delivers mixed messages

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

President Barack Obama took a straightforward approach to his State of the Union address Tuesday, declaring the end of a recession and two wars and the start of more jobs and health insurance … and victoriously taking credit for all of the above.

The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance sign partnership

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.

On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.

Sports
Montabella’s Dan Davidson, at left, competes at the 2014 MHSAA individual state finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Davidson finished fifth. Davidson, who graduated last year, is an assistant coach for the Mustangs this year.

Due to a lack of wrestler turnout, the Montabella Mustangs are mainly focusing on the individual aspect of its season this year. The Mustangs, 2-2 on the young season, will wrestle at today’s individual tournament at St. Louis. With about 10 wrestlers on the squad, the Mustangs will be giving up plenty of points in team competitions.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Jan. 22

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Lakeview 69, Hesperia 49: The Wildcats earned another win on Thursday. Nate Shurlow led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds. Caleb Ruvalcaba had an all-around game with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

SPORTS GALORE: Ledford stays positive, Hornets stay focused

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Lane Ledford made a move he has done several hundred times in his basketball career. On Friday, the Central Montcalm senior drove to the basket, along the baseline. Colliding with a Chippewa Hills defender, Ledford fell to the court with his left arm extended.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 20

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Greenville 54, Morley Stanwood 47: The Yellow Jackets turned a two-point deficit through three quarters into a win with a 19-11 fourth quarter Tuesday night. Ethan Morris led Greenville with 10 points and 12 rebounds…

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Jan. 19

    Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    Belding 52, GR Ellington Academy 34: The Redskins won their first game of the season on Monday at home. Lucas McNinch led the way with 17 points. Bryce Wilker added 11 points

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 17

    Monday, January 19th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    Greenville second at West Ottawa: The Yellow Jackets took second out of 13 teams at the Holland West Ottawa Invitational on Saturday. Greenville had 180 points, which was second to Grand Ledge and ahead of the host Panthers. Cole Antcliff was the only Jacket who won his weight class, winning the 285-pound division…

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  • Pistons Flight Crew to perform in Greenville

    Saturday, January 17th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls basketball teams played at The Palace of Auburn Hills a week ago. Now, a team from The Palace will be coming to Greenville. The Detroit Pistons Flight Crew and official mascot Hooper will be in attendance on Jan. 30 and will perform between the boys and girls varsity games against Wyoming that night.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 16

    Saturday, January 17th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Lakeview 61, Kent City 42: The Wildcats had no problems with the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow canned 19 points, Caleb Ruvalcaba added 13 and John Zuluaga-Torres added nine points and nine rebounds…

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