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Lakeview’s James Smith goes for a pin during the Lakeview Invitational this season. - File photo

Lakeview wrestlers take CSAA Silver, win 18 times

Lakeview’s wrestling team was the champions of the first Central State Activities Conference Silver Division ever. But yet, the Wildcats finished the season with an 18-13 record in dual meets.


Greenville resumes freshman baseball program

After a hiatus of a few years, Greenville High School will again field a freshman baseball team. The program along with freshman and junior varsity cheer, boys and girls varsity skiing and boys and girls junior varsity tennis have all been suspended recently due to budget constraints.

An Amish buggy and a pickup truck were involved in an accident last Thursday morning on Fitzner Road in Montcalm Township. — File photo

UPDATE: Amish man dies after buggy-pickup truck accident

An Amish man has died from his injuries after being involved in a buggy-pickup truck accident last Thursday.


Funeral Notices for March 25, 2015

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Richard and Angela Kazemier joined the Eureka Township Planning Commission’s meeting Wednesday to discuss the opening of the Sisters of Sobriety (SOS), a women’s group home, in the township. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Sisters of Sobriety group home to potentially open in Eureka Township

For those who need it, seeking and achieving sobriety is a long, hard road full of twists and turns which, if not careful, can lead one right back to where they started. A husband and wife team is looking to help guide Montcalm County women who need assistance down the road to sobriety.

Montcalm and Kent County Conservation Districts District Forester Nick Sanchez gave a presentation during the Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting on Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Gateway to nature: COGG hosts conservation district

Saving the environment takes dedication and education, both of which the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) is chock full. This year, COGG is working on fulfilling its vision statements. Of the seven statements, one focuses on preserving and enhancing the natural resources of the community. During Thursday’s meeting, COGG members were treated to a presentation of the Montcalm Conservation District.


Woman ejected from and pinned by SUV

An Alma woman was ejected from her vehicle and then pinned to the ground by the vehicle during a rollover crash Saturday night in Winfield Township.


Funeral Notices for March 24, 2015

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JUST IN: Montcalm County BOC sends dog kennel ordinance back to committee

After another meeting full of emotional public comments, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 7-1 today to send proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance back to the drawing board.

Tara Lafferty of John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids displays a barred owl Saturday during Family Fun Day at Montcalm Community College as children watch in amusement. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Family Fun Day provides entertainment, delivers message

As a barred owl, native to Michigan, flapped its impressive wingspan in front of many curious young minds Saturday. Children watched speechless in awe. It was a rare moment that some may only be lucky enough to witness at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, but thanks to the Montcalm We Care For Kids (WCFK) Family Fun Day at Montcalm Community College, the spectacle was brought a little closer to home.