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JUST IN: Montcalm Township Board approves biker clubhouse, discusses cemetery issues

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — Montcalm Township is biker friendly and proud of it. During the Wednesday meeting of the Montcalm Township Board, board members voted 4-1 in favor of allowing The Chosen Ones, a local motorcycle club, to operate their official clubhouse under a special land use permit. The clubhouse is located on Lake Road in [...]

Lakeview property owner Paul Messman, standing, spoke to members of the Lakeview Village Council on Monday in an effort to convince them to consider designating a block of Lake Drive — between 4th and 5th streets — a pedestrian only walkway. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Tree removal near Lakeview airport coming soon

As new trees are planted in Wiseman Park, old trees will soon be coming down on village-owned property adjacent to Griffith Field Airport. At Monday’s meeting, the Lakeview Village Council debated the best use of the 14 acres. Currently, the land sits unused and overgrown with pine trees. The overabundance of pines has prevented healthy tree growth there and many of the trees are in danger of toppling over in high winds. Others already have. Additionally, the trees are reaching a point that they may soon present a danger for airport traffic.

The former Hitachi water tower, located at 7800 N. Heff Road in the village’s Sunrise Industrial Park, is currently not in use but will continue to stand empty as Edmore Village Council members await less expensive bids for possible demolition. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Edmore holds off on water tower demolition

After spending a half million dollars to restore and paint Edmore’s water tower in April, the Village Council turned its focus this month to another water tower. During Monday evening’s meeting, council members briefly entertained the idea of dismantling the former Hitachi water tower at 7800 N. Heff Road in the village’s Sunrise Industrial Park.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 12

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins pitched another shutout Tuesday, blanking the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference game that was the second in a season-ending four-game road trip. Veronica Muniz had two goals, Katie Wood had one goal, Tina Griffioen had two assists and Sharlyn Ornelas added an assist…

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JUST IN: Greenville High School seniors suspended after prank

Several Greenville High School seniors are being suspended after pulling a senior prank earlier this week at the high school.

According to High School Principal Jeff Wright, no significant damages, financial or otherwise, resulted from the prank, which took place sometime between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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THE REVIEW: Finding the missing pieces

Welcome to the month of May. That wonderful time of year when sports fans are preparing for the second month of regular season baseball and just like that, the National Football League is once again a topic of conversation. For the Detroit Lions, the focal point of the 2015 NFL draft came in the form of repairing a running game that finished the 2014 regular season ranked 28th in rushing yards with 1,422, averaging roughly 3.6 yards per carry.

Carson City-Crystal senior Kolton Kavanagh clears a high jump during the Mid-State Activities Conference meet at Montabella on Wednesday. Kavanagh won the event with a jump of 6-foot-4. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kavanagh sets his sights on D3 track state finals

As Kolton Kavanagh’s love for track and field grew, so did his ability. Coincidence? Probably not. The Carson City-Crystal senior played baseball as a freshman. As a sophomore, Kavanagh split time between the diamond and the track. He switched full-time to track and field as a junior and has excelled ever since.

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Funeral Notices for May 13, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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JUST IN: Montcalm Community College to raise tuition by 4 percent

In keeping with statewide averages, tuition at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will be rising once again. Members of the MCC Board of Trustees voted 7-0 this evening to increase tuition at the college for the 2015-2016 school year.