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Central Montcalm pitches second straight shutout

The Central Montcalm football team had a lot of trouble scoring against Big Rapids the past few years.

The Green Hornets mercied the Cardinals Thursday, shutting them out 45-0. It’s the second straight shutout of the season for Central, as they shut out Lakeview 30-0 the week before.


GHS kicker to miss time with leg injury

If not for an injury to Greenville kicker/punter Caleb Wolfe the Yellow Jackets may have never needed overtime to defeat the Belding Redskins Friday night.

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Multimedia: Greenville sails past Mona Shores

The Greenville Yellow Jackets jumped out to a big lead on Thursday night and this time had no trouble putting on the finishing touches to a second victory.


Wheatland Music Festival returns this weekend

The 38th annual Wheatland Music Festival will take place Friday through Sunday at the Wheatland grounds in Remus.


Trufant family loses house in fire

A couple and their newborn baby escaped from an early morning fire in their home Saturday.
Maple Valley Township Fire Chief Dan Kain said firefighters responded to 1597 N. Cody Lake Road at 12:15 a.m.


Lakeview schools save $400,000 with insurance switch

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education and Lakeview Education Association (LEA) recently reached an insurance agreement which will save the district about $400,000.

Russell Hansen and his daughter, Karen Hansen, reigned over the Jubilee celebration as the 2011 grand marshals.

Community enjoys Trufant Jubilee

Wilma Hull, Artisha Makarewicz, Elsie Yob and Maggie Priebe have a long-standing tradition — they attend the Trufant Jubilee together, regardless of the weather.
Hull and Maraewicz traveled from Grand Rapids, Yob from Fremont and Priebe from Coral, continuing a friendship they have had for over 60 years, to attend the 33rd annual Trufant Jubilee.

The Belding High School football team rides in the Labor Day parade.

Belding Labor Day ‘perfect,’ despite changing weather

BELDING — Mother Nature threw all kinds of weather at the Belding Labor Day Homecoming Celebration, but event organizers are convinced the weekend’s events came off without a hitch.


EMS supervisor runs 50 miles with jaw wired shut

A Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) supervisor was severely injured in a car accident last winter.
Six months later, Brandon Mulnix, 32, of Lowell ran a 50-mile race in 12 hours and 29 minutes — with his jaw wired shut.

Trufant Jubilee queen contestants

Trufant celebrates Jubilee this weekend

TRUFANT — This year’s Trufant Jubilee is dedicated to a longtime member of the community.
Dr. Leo Bunce died Feb. 12 of this year at age 93. He and his wife, Mary Louise, “doctored” the Trufant community for 40 years.