Individual state wrestling finals results, with 13 of 22 area wrestlers placing.
Stephen Hilliker has been making annual trips to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s state wrestling finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills for years. The past seven, in fact, to watch Greenville wrestlers like Jordan Thomas, Alec Ward, Michael Schmidt and others.
After two days, six area wrestlers are in position to earn the ultimate achievement — an individual state championship. The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s season-ending extravaganza — with nearly 900 wrestlers taking part — began on Thursday and concludes with the championship matches today starting at 4:45 p.m.
Belding’s girls basketball team is head- ed deeper into the Class B state tournament. The host Redskins held the Alma Panthers to just three players scoring in a 52-25 win in the district tournament.
It took the No. 1 team in the state in Class C to end the Carson City- Crystal girls basketball team’s season. The Laingsburg Wolfpack held the Eagles to just 17 points in a 28-17 win Friday night in the Class C district final. The Eagles finish the season 21-3.
The boys basketball game between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg was everything it was supposed to be when two teams are battling for a conference title. In the end, the Wolverines won the battle and the title Thursday night.
A proposal to merge the Edmore Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office took another step forward today.
Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee unanimously recommended the full board approve the merger.
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The project that will put a new city clock in downtown Stanton next fall received a large boost this week when Sidney State Bank presented Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm with a $2,000 donation. On Thursday, bank president and CEO James B. Paris officially turned over the funds to Eckholm.
Winter is cold, but fire is hot. A combination of freezing temperatures, electrical problems and human error have been the cause of multiple house fires throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas this year.