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
Shurlow sends a pass down field during Tuesday’s passing camp at Greenville.

A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.

Lakeview’s Shurlow ready for 2nd season under center

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Thursday, July 24th, 2014

A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.

Lakeview competes vs. GHS at passing camp

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top News Thursday, July 24th, 2014

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).

Whitecap makes good with second chance

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

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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  • Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Mahorn visits Grand Rapids to promote Drive

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Rick Mahorn has seen a lot of NBA basketball in his time. First as a member of the Detroit Pistons, then as the Pistons’ radio analyst alongside Mark Champion, Mahorn has spent a long time in basketball.

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  • Sheridan candidates forum introduces political hopefuls to Montcalm County

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, S.Slider

    With the Aug. 5 primary election quickly approaching, Thursday evening proved to be an informative event for more than 60 people who attended the “Meet the Candidates” event at the Sheridan VFW Post. Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan representatives from five races introduced themselves and their reasons for running throughout the two-hour event.

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  • CHIP’S CLIPS: AHL trying to ruin hockey

    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Apparently there were too many NHL games that went into shootouts, and they wanted to do something about it. Enter the American Hockey League, which contains teams that are the No. 1 affiliate of the NHL teams.

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  • THE REVIEW: One-game exhibition turns into much more

    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    As the city of Chicago gathered to plan out the 1933 centennial celebration of the birth of the city, they set out to feature an experience that the locals would not soon forget. The monumental occasion came in the form of the World’s Fair and was held on 427 acres of land stretching along the shore of Lake Michigan. The fair featured some of the most cutting edge exhibits including a visit from the German airship, the Graf Zeppelin.

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