For many students at Montcalm Community College, an education isn’t just taking classes. It’s hours of free time spent studying, eating meals on the go, sleeping in a car between classes and relying on others to help with family to get through the day. No one knows that better than Rachel Gilbert, a mother of three from Trufant who wanted more for her life than a minimum wage job. On Friday, she, along with 360-plus other graduates, celebrated the end of a long journey during Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) 48th annual commencement ceremony at Central Montcalm High School.
Montabella 0-3 at Shepherd: The Mustangs were outscored 38-5 in losing all three games at the Shepherd Invitational Saturday. The first game was a 13-3 loss to Newaygo in which the Lions scored 10 runs in the seventh inning…
The Lakeview Wildcats girls soccer team couldn’t have asked for a better start. Lakeview scored twice in the opening 1:54 to jump all over the Greenville Yellow Jackets en route to a 3-0 shut out win at home.
The difference between Belding’s girls soccer team and Carson City-Crystal’s soccer team was on display Friday night. The experienced Redskins had no problems beating the first-year Eagles, needing only 53 minutes of running time for an 8-0 mercy.
It really wasn’t a bad opening weekend for Michigan’s trout season. The weather was quite cooperative and a few of the fish were in a feeding mood as well. As usual, many fishers gathered at the places where I chose to open the season each year, even a few newcomers came as well. Those spots included the North Branch , the Little South Branch and the main branch of the Pere Marquette River.
Tri County drops Big Rapids twice: The Vikings beat the Cardinals in both ends of their CSAA-Gold doubleheader Friday, winning 8-0 and 4-3. Kyle Peterman went all seven innings in the opener and scattered six hits, striking out nine and walking one…
On Saturday, three people, including a Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputy, were treated for minor injuries after the deputy struck a vehicle on M-66.
Every four years, O-K Conference member schools vote for realignment. Some years, the vote is quick and easy and others not so much. This year’s vote went quick and was passed by member school athletic directors and principals easily. Last week, athletic directors voted 40-8 in favor of the realignment proposal and school principals voted 40-8 in favor, as well, on Wednesday. To pass, 32 yes votes were needed.
The restored and revived Clifford Lake Inn has something old (floors, beams and ceilings), something new (furniture and kitchen), something borrowed (classic recipes with a twist) and something blue (the lake, of course). The 134-year-old dining gem of Douglass Township is making its grand reopening today. My husband and I enjoyed a sneak peek Friday evening at the invitation of new owners Thomas and Mary Stuit of Grand Rapids.
Proposal 1, a controversial sales tax and road funding question on Tuesday’s ballot, is the perfect example of what is wrong with our political system: It is overly complicated, contains many unknowns and is about as transparent as mud. It also is such a political hot potato that all but one of our local representatives couldn’t be bothered to even respond to our repeated calls and emails — let alone go on the record — as to how they plan to vote on Proposal 1. No one is denying the overall goal of what this ballot proposal was attempting to do is for the common good.