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Chad Gould, center, has 16 years of coaching experience at Tri County, including all levels of the boys basketball program. He now takes on a new position at a new school, as girls basketball coach in Lakeview.  (Courtesy photos)

Gould changes Vikings colors for Wildcats with new coaching position

After a two year hiatus from coaching, former Tri County basketball coach Chad Gould is ready to get back into it.
Only this time, it will be with the Lakeview Wildcats.

When Gould, 44, a 1990 Tri County graduate, returned from a business trip in China, he was contacted by Lakeview Wildcats athletic director Caleb Martz, who offered him a chance to coach again.


Central Montcalm school board approves designs

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education was presented with a schematic design and pricing package Monday of the upcoming construction/renovation, and approved it … sort of. Designers from the engineering and architect firms presented designs for construction and renovation, focusing first on secure vestibule entrances for four school buildings. The board, in a 6-0 vote with Mark Grossbauer absent, approved the design, with a Plan B proposal for the high school/middle school entrance.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 24, 2016

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Belding running back and junior James Daniel (2), works his way past Grandville Calvin Christian defender and junior Sam Elliot (23) for positive yardage Friday evening. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Belding sits and waits after 47-27 loss to Calvin Christian

The wait until Sunday is going to be agonizing for Belding’s football team.

The Redskins finished 5-4 overall on the season after losing to Grandville Calvin Christian 47-27 on Friday night.


JUST IN: Belding Fruit Storage employee dies after falling 20 feet

At 8:05 a.m. Saturday morning, deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an industrial accident at Belding Fruit Storage.

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Montcalm County hears economic development update

In describing greater Grand Rapids, Birgit Klohs was forthright in her approach of the area from an economic standpoint.

“Nobody wonders where Grand Rapids is,” said Klohs, the president and CEO of The Right Place. “They know New York, they know Las Vegas, they know Chicago, they know L.A., but the middle of the country is often called flyover territory.”


Funeral Notices for Oct. 22, 2016

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Three people were injured Friday morning in a tractor trailer vs. car accident at the intersection of M-57 and M-66 in Fairplain Township. — Daily News/Cory Smith

UPDATE: Tractor trailer vs. car crash results in 3 injuries

One person was airlifted after a Friday morning accident at the intersection of M-57 and M-66.

Michigan State Police responded to the scene around 9:45 a.m. after a Hogan’s Transportation tractor trailer struck a 2003 Saturn Vue.

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New stained glass windows being installed at St. Charles Church

Nearly a quarter century ago, members of St. Charles Catholic Church celebrated the dedication of a new building of worship, rebuilt after having been struck by lighting and destroyed by fire.

But only a small portion of the original colorful, hand-crafted stained glass windows were able to be saved and installed in the cathedral as they sit today.


MAISD hears positive audit report

Fund balances across the board are looking healthy for the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD).

During a regular meeting on Oct. 13, the MAISD Board of Education heard a presentation from Ali Barnes, a certified public accountant with Yeo & Yeo CPAs and Business Consultants.