News
Area 4-H’ers stand with their animals to be judged during Saturday’s showmanship sweepstakes competition at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After 14 years of dreaming, and five years of coming so close, it was on her last attempt of showing 4-H animals that Kristina Brasington’s dream finally came true. Having been awarded the showmanship champion for cavies this year, Brasington, 18, of the Winfield Hustlers 4-H Club, was given the task, along with nine other 4-H’ers, of showing 10 total animals in an effort to be declared the 2014 sweepstakes champion.

16 running for 5 seats in Edmore; Sheridan and Pierson candidates disqualified

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Sixteen candidates have filed to run for five open seats on the Edmore Village Council, while multiple potential candidates have been disqualified for running for election in the villages of Sheridan and Pierson.

Search continues for Stanton/Lakeview manager

Posted in: Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Several candidates have come forward seeking the city manager’s position recently vacated by James Freed, who left last month to accept a manager’s position in Port Huron.

Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, July 19th, 2014

It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

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.

THE REVIEW: The healing power of baseball

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

There’s just something about a baseball field. While other sports carry their own traditions, baseball embodies a nostalgia for its rich history and maintains the ability to reach generation after generation. Father to son, grandfather to granddaughter. Each time a story is told, the home runs get longer, and the catches more elaborate.

Nichols takes over Lakeview boys track

Posted in: High School Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Mark Nichols has been Lakeview Middle School’s track coach for what he believes is 10 years. “I forget what year I started there,” he said.

Lakeview baseball names new coach

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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

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  • Search continues for Stanton/Lakeview manager

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    Several candidates have come forward seeking the city manager’s position recently vacated by James Freed, who left last month to accept a manager’s position in Port Huron.

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  • Whitecap makes good with second chance

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

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  • BUSINESS BEAT: Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living feels like ‘home’

    Monday, July 21st, 2014
    Posted in: Lakeview

    If you build it, they will come. It worked for Kevin Costner in the film “Field of Dreams,” and by all appearances it’s working for the management of Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living. The recently completed facility officially opened its doors to new residents Wednesday.

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  • Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

    Saturday, July 19th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

    It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

    Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

    Read More »