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Linda Gardner, 63, of Edmore died today after suffering from injuries in an early morning accident.

Edmore woman dies in early morning accident

An Edmore woman died after suffering from injuries in an early morning accident. Linda Gardner, 53, was fatally injured when her vehicle ran off the roadway on Main Street near Neff Street at about 6 a.m. Friday.

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Roofing, drainage, elevation almost complete at future outdoor market

Slow and steady. That’s how Edmore village officials have been approaching a longterm project to transform a historic former factory into a year-round market and tourism destination.

Many are confused about specific elements of the Montabella Community School’s new grading policy. A crowd of nearly 50 people viewed a PowerPoint presentation and addressed concerns to school administration. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Montabella hosts meetings to discuss new grading policy

Nearly 50 concerned parents of Montabella Community Schools students attended a public forum at the school Thursday to address concerns about the district’s newly implemented schoolwide standards-based grading policy. “I’m actually pleased to know parents have questions about the policy,” said Superintendent Shelly Millis in her opening statement. “That means they’re concerned about their kids and what’s going on at school.”

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Endeavor Youth & Community Development Center moving forward in Edmore

It’s been five months since the Endeavor Youth and Community Development Center in Edmore had its grand opening after signing a one-year lease April 1 with Montabella Community Schools. The one-year lease on the gymnasium housed in Montabella’s Central Office facility is a probationary venture.

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Montabella Community Schools update grading policy

Grading for Learning, a new grading policy using standards-based grading, was implemented at Montabella Community Schools this year. According to Junior/Senior High Principal Shane Riley, many schools across the state and country are looking at standards-based grading to better prepare students for state and national tests and, ultimately, their futures. Grading for Learning has three areas of learning: practice, formative assessment and summative assessment. Each teacher determines appropriate assignment classification, including which ones will be graded.

Police are searching for the person who shot the window of the McDonald's in downtown Edmore early Saturday morning. — Courtesy photo

Police searching for shooter of two Edmore businesses

Police are searching for someone who apparently drove by and shot two downtown Edmore businesses Friday night and Saturday morning.

Lil Rasmussen, local horse enthusiast and owner of Lazy R Tack Room in Edmore, led a flag salute around the arena to kick off the Super Kicker Rodeo at the Edmore Potato Festival. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Rodeo highlights 2012 Edmore Potato Festival (Photo Gallery)

Cowgirls and cowboys of all ages in Western shirts, boots and belt buckles as big as the Edmore water tower showcased their rodeo skills at the Super Kicker Rodeo at this weekend’s annual Potato Festival. Presented by main title sponsor Randall’s Old Mill, the rodeo stands were filled to capacity at Webb Field, formerly Montabella Community School’s football field.

Garrett Lumbert has organized a Fred Meijer Heartland Trail bike tour on Saturday to support the Leukemia Foundation. He works part time at Main Street Pizza in downtown Edmore to help earn money for his education. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Montabella senior organizes bike tour to fight leukemia

After a 10-year battle with leukemia with several bouts of chemotherapy, experimental drugs and a bone marrow transplant, Deanna “Dee” Moore of Edmore lost the fight on Feb. 8, 2011.

After a collaborative effort, Montcalm Community College received $200,000 from the state to go toward the completion of Yellow Jacket Drive. Pictured, from left, are  MCC Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Robert Marston, MCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli, Sen. Judy Emmons, Rep. Rick Outman, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines, City Manager George Bosanic and Mayor John Hoppough. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Community College receives $200,000 from state for new road

State Rep. Rick Outman held a press conference Tuesday to discuss funding of Yellow Jack Drive in Greenville — and to present the college with a $200,000 check. When Montcalm Community College (MCC) started the process for construction on its new Greenville campus, ideas arose on how to utilize the partial road of Yellow Jacket Drive.

Marilyn Totzkay of Crystal, wearing the shirt with the American flag and the words of the U.S. Constitution, listens along with fellow supporters as her husband, Robert Gilman, addresses the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners regarding the Michigan De Jure concept. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

A new day in Michigan? Group delivers history lesson at board meeting

About 20 people attended Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting to make a statement about “the original Constitutional jurisdiction of Michigan, a free and independent state.” During the public comment portion of the meeting, Robert Gilman and his wife, Marilyn Totzkay, both of Crystal, read portions of a lengthy statement, as did Randy Esch of Stanton. The group did not make any formal request of the commissioners.