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From left, Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kyle Hamlin, Tri County Area Schools Superintendent Allen Cumings and MCC President Bob Ferrentino discuss the “hybrid college” arrangement between the two school districts and the college Tuesday evening during the monthly MCC Board of Trustees meeting in Pierson Township. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Community College strives to help students from throughout the area, and those efforts wouldn’t be complete without a dedicated reach to the county’s panhandle area. The MCC Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting at the college’s Panhandle Area Center just south of Howard City on Tuesday evening to provide an update on the college’s involvement in the area.

JUST IN: Multiple police agencies respond to attempted suicide in Trufant

Posted in: Local Monday, September 15th, 2014

Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency services responded to an attempted suicide by gun this afternoon in Trufant.

TC, Lakeview start joint ‘hybrid’ early college program with MCC

Posted in: Local, Local, News Top Story, News Top Story, PH.Slider Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Montcalm Community College strives to help students from throughout the area, and those efforts wouldn’t be complete without a dedicated reach to the county’s panhandle area. The MCC Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting at the college’s Panhandle Area Center just south of Howard City on Tuesday evening to provide an update on the college’s involvement in the area.

Ionia, Montcalm counties get new 4-H coordinators

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Ionia and Montcalm counties have new 4-H coordinators, but they are no longer sharing. Nicole Grabowski is Ionia County’s new coordinator while Tarin Minkel is Montcalm County’s new coordinator. They both fill the vacancy left by former Ionia-Montcalm coordinator Rebecca McCafferty, who resigned in mid-June to take another 4-H position in Florida. McCafferty had worked as 4-H coordinator for both Ionia and Montcalm counties, part-time in each county.

Sports
Vern Smith, right, will take over as Lakeview varsity baseball coach. Smith is also an assistant football coach for the Wildcats.

Vern Smith is taking over in Lakeview. The JV baseball coach is moving up to the varsity position after Ryan Vellanti resigned.

ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept 13

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, September 15th, 2014

Greenville boys seventh, girls sixth at Sparta: The Yellow Jacket boys scored 177 points to finish seventh in the Blue division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, while the girls scored 170 for sixth place…

ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 12

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Baldwin 20, Vestaburg 6: The Wolverines scored the first touchdown of the game but Baldwin shut them down the rest of the way. Jason Mertens scored from five yards out for the only Vestaburg score…

THE REVIEW: Blashill ready for third season with Griffins

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, September 11th, 2014

It was a moment that will be remembered by West Michigan hockey fans for years to come. Seventeen years following the decision by the DeVos and Van Andel families to bring hockey to Grand Rapids, the city watched as the Grand Rapids Griffins prepared to close out game six of the 2013 Calder Cup Championship against the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, New York.

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  • Actor Tom Hiddleston thrills audience with performance at Wheatland festival

    Monday, September 8th, 2014
    Posted in: L.Slider, Lakeview

    Loki can sing. Those who attended this weekend’s annual Wheatland Music Festival received an unexpected treat when British actor Tom Hiddleston made two surprise onstage appearances to sing songs by one of music’s most beloved and tragic figures.

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  • New Lakeview/Stanton manager hits the ground running

    Saturday, September 6th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local

    There’s more than enough work to keep the recently hired manager of Lakeview and Stanton busy for months and years to come.

    That’s one reason why Jake Eckholm says he’s “hit the ground running” in his new position.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 3

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    White Cloud 3, Lakeview 1: The Wildcats lost on the road in CSAA play on Wednesday against the Indians. White Cloud won 25-22, 25-20, 25-27, 25-17…

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  • THE REVIEW: One team, one dream

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    When an individual processes the ability to reassure a group of thousands through something as simple as a smile, this is truly a gift. The signature grin and youthful exuberance of West Michigan Whitecaps second baseman Javier Betancourt seems to come as naturally to him as his ability to set the table for turning an effortless double play.

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