News
New Edmore Village President Karl Kluwe opened Monday’s regular meeting by congratulating the new members to council and welcoming James Lower to his first official meeting as the new village manager. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Four new members and one returning member were sworn into office at Monday evening’s Edmore Village Council meeting. New members who won a seat on council in the Nov. 4 election were Karl Kluwe, who is the new president, and Jamie Ballard, Bonnie Davis and Phil Kohn, along with incumbent Karen Deja.

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County to hold fundraisers

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County will be holding several fundraising events in the next few weeks.

There is a fundraiser dinner from 5 to 8 pm. tonight at the Greenville Eagles, located at 11690 SW Greenville Road. There is a requested donation of $10 with all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots program.

Greenville area reporter back for a second stint

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, November 17th, 2014

The newest face on The Daily News editorial staff is a familiar one. Brad Klosner was a reporter on the Greenville area beat back in 2010. But after about six months on the job here, his wife Becca’s company transferred the Klosners overseas. They returned to West Michigan earlier this year, decided to buy a home in the Greenville area and, last week, he returned to his old job.

Montcalm County raises $150,000+ to bring on Right Place coordinator

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Montcalm County is quickly becoming The Right Place for economic development. The Montcalm Economic Alliance has raised more than $150,000 to hire a business development coordinator for the next three years with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.

Sports
Montabella quarterback Brady Burggren takes reps during Thursday’s practice. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Montabella Mustangs have been in playoff mode for the past three weeks. After back-to-back losses to Carson City-Crystal and Coleman, the Mustangs’ record stood at 4-3. Six wins guaranteed a playoff spot, meaning Montabella needed to win its final two games to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

THE REVIEW: Logic and ping pong

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Logic is a funny thing in the game of football. It’s that still, small voice reminding you that in order to be successful, it’s all about the numbers. It’s all about the players toting the last names, that dominate jersey sales, being in your starting lineup each Sunday. It’s all about that rookie who brought the rave reviews to the table on draft day living up to the hype of his collegiate reputation

SPORTS GALORE: Lauren Hill is an inspiration

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, November 7th, 2014

There is more than just winning and losing when it comes to sports. Despite stories of reckless youth parents, win-at-all-cost college athletic programs and law breaking professional athletes, sports provide us with stories of courage and inspiration.

THE REVIEW: Motown magic

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

He wasn’t part of the original plan. No one had expected to discover him. Hockey scouting reports weren’t singing his praises, but as fate would have it, the ambition of a resilient Russian would give just enough of a push to grab the eye of an organization and forever change his future.

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  • 5, including 4 new members, sworn into Edmore Village Council

    Monday, November 10th, 2014
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Four new members and one returning member were sworn into office at Monday evening’s Edmore Village Council meeting. New members who won a seat on council in the Nov. 4 election were Karl Kluwe, who is the new president, and Jamie Ballard, Bonnie Davis and Phil Kohn, along with incumbent Karen Deja.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Lauren Hill is an inspiration

    Friday, November 7th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    There is more than just winning and losing when it comes to sports. Despite stories of reckless youth parents, win-at-all-cost college athletic programs and law breaking professional athletes, sports provide us with stories of courage and inspiration.

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  • ‘Apathy’ blamed for 41 percent voter turnout in Montcalm County

    Thursday, November 6th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    More political ads were aired on one West Michigan TV station than anywhere else in the United States, but the majority of voters chose not to go to the polls Tuesday. Just 41 percent of Montcalm County’s registered voters participated in the general election, down from almost 44 percent in the 2010 general election and 56 percent in the 2006 general election.

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  • Emmons re-elected to second term as senator

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Incumbent Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan successfully defeated Democratic challenger Fred Sprague of Alma in Tuesday’s election.

    Throughout a district covering four counties, Emmons received 36,416 votes while Sprague received 27,234 votes, or 57 percent to 43 percent.

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