Motorists noticed an increase at the gas pump this week in Montcalm County, but according to petroleum analysts, the hike was caused by regulations to have cleaner gas during the summer months. According to Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski of GasBuddy.com, gas prices increase because refineries are getting ready to produce their summer blend, which has to be available by May 1.
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Voter turnout was heavier than expected — 13.9 percent of voters registered — for a proposal that will allow Lakeview Community Schools to borrow up to $12.25 million against a bond to be paid by taxpayers in the district.
Boys Basketball Vestaburg 58, Central Montcalm 44: The Wolverines won Tuesday’s nonconference game against the Hornets. Vestaburg outscored the Hornets in every quarter, but the final one. Mason Darmody had a huge night with 32 points and 12 rebounds. Dewayne McKinney added 17 points and 17 rebounds. Kyle Johnson had 10 steals and Roy Palmer [...]
Sara Holt is back on the sidelines as a coach for girls basketball. But she’s not coaching Belding, where she was a former AP honorable mention coach of the year. Instead, Holt is now an assistant coach at Central Montcalm, helping coach both the JV and varsity Green Hornet girls basketball teams.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team has lost just four times this season. One of those losses was at Forest Hills Northern (31-29) on Feb. 5. Greenville will have the chance to avenge that loss tonight in the semifinals on the Class A District No. 7 tournament.
Students from Lakeview Middle and High schools showed up with their parents in tow at the middle school Monday evening for a free meal and demonstration of an innovative teaching technique being implemented in Lakeview classrooms. Though primarily a system for teaching reading, teachers at the middle school and high school have been using the method in math, science and other classes as well.
The idea of moving forward into the digital age has now officially become a reality for the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners as each member of the board will soon possess a wireless tablet device to use during meetings and on a daily basis. With each commissioner sitting with their 139-page meeting packet before them at the Montcalm County Administration Building Monday afternoon in Stanton, members of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to do away with the paper packets and approved the purchase of wireless electronic tablet devices to use in order to replace the paper packets.
During the pregame warmups, the Lakeview Wildcats seemed to be shooting the ball pretty well. They definitely did not waste any shots prior to the game, especially senior Andrea Henry. Henry scored a game-high 25 points, while leading the Wildcats to a 59-43 district opening win over the Belding Redskins on Monday night at Alma.
A fast-moving girls basketball game took place in Pewamo in the Class C district tournament Monday. It was all Carson City-Crystal.