Latest Headlines

loc 0425 cs E-cig Outman feature-1

Outman making second attempt to keep e-cigarettes away from kids

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes grows, so too does the amount of questions raised regarding how they should be regulated. Are they dangerous? What’s in them? Are they a legitimate substitute for traditional cigarettes?

Ionia County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Julie Calley

Michigan works? Future uncertain for four-county jobs agency

What’s been working for a four-county area in central Michigan for the past 35 years may not be working anymore.

The Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) has been in existence since 1981. The agency is unique in that it encompasses four counties — Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm — and works in conjunction with local EightCAP services.

dnlogo

Funeral Notices for Saturday, April 25, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, April 27, 2015.

faith 0424 ew Grace Comm Church 1-001

Grace Community Church marks 20 years in Howard City

Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformation’s preeminent priest and professor of theology, once said, “Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.”
The congregation of Grace Community Church also chooses to stake their confidence on grace.

Greenville City Councilman Lloyd Scoby and City Manager George Bosanic joined in a discussion on the merits and pitfalls of Proposal 1 during the Greenville City Council meeting on Tuesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville city officials weigh in on Proposal 1

As the deadline for understanding Proposal 1 creeps closer, more and more institutions are discussing the matter in an effort to understand both the merits and pitfalls of the ballot proposal. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Greenville City Council weighed in on the impacts of Michigan Ballot Proposal 15-1, or simply Proposal 1, which will go before voters on May 5.

dnlogo

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 23

CC-C shuts out Fulton twice: The Eagles got a pair of shutouts against Fulton on Thursday, winning games of 3-0 and 7-0. Chris Krukowski struck out 14 and gave up just one hit in getting the win for CC-C in the first game…

Greenville’s Emily Schnepp, left, tags Grand Rapids Northview’s Danielle Anderson, right, without the ball during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville, Northview split softball doubleheader

Greenville’s softball team had to deal with cold and wind, despite the school’s best attempts to shield them from it. The Yellow Jackets were initially bothered by Thursday’s cold in the first game of their doubleheader with Grand Rapids Northview enough to lose the first game 13-6, but they rebounded to win the second game 5-2.

David Clay watches a Central Montcalm football practice in August 2014 as an assistant coach. He will be the head coach for the 2015 season. - File photo

Central Montcalm hires 2nd football coach in 3 months

For the second time in three months, Central Montcalm has a new varsity football coach. This time it’s David Clay, who was an assistant to Marty James last season. Clay also coached Montabella as a varsity coach, resigning two seasons ago.

An image of the original Whites Bridge, superimposed onto an image of the crossing after the bridge burned down, delivers a picture of what the replica covered bridge may look like. — File graphic

Whites Bridge will rise again: Replica bridge to be built in 2016

Like the phoenix of Greek mythology, rising from its ashes to be reborn again, so too will the historic Whites Covered Bridge. Destroyed by arson on July 7, 2013, the Whites Bridge Historical Society recently announced the bridge will be replaced with a replica bridge, as early as next year.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Friday morning, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office deputies briefly closed M66 in Montcalm County between Lake Montcalm Road and Cannonsville Road so an airplane could take off

With repairs complete, grounded crop duster takes off safely

Shortly after 10 a.m. Friday morning, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office deputies briefly closed M66 in Montcalm County between Lake Montcalm Road and Cannonsville Road so an airplane could take off.