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Central Montcalm sophomore wrestler Hunter Hansen, left, has taken on big challenges since joining the team as a freshman last year, wrestling in higher weight classes. This year, he’s already won just as many matches as he did all season last year, wrestling in the 152-pound weight class. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Central Montcalm wrestler Hunter Hansen being groomed for greater things

In a high school student-athlete’s life, there comes a time when one must step through the threshold from follower to leader. For Central Montcalm sophomore wrestler Hunter Hansen, the expectation of that threshold has come a little sooner.

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Lakeview offers peer mentoring program

Lakeview Middle School speech and language pathologist Holly Bennet and social worker Kathy Hewett are teaming up to offer a peer-to-peer mentoring program. The duo is working with a male and female group of sixth-graders to teach, implement and reinforce social and language skills they would typically learn during speech and language or social work programs.

The dock at Lakeside Park could see the addition of a universally accessible kayak launch through a future Lakeview Downtown Development Authority project. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview DDA receives final lakeshore development plans

After eight months of meetings, public input and designing, a shoreline development plan was presented to the Lakeview Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday night. Matthew Levandoski, a landscape architect with Prein & Newhof, a Grand Rapids-based civil engineering company, and his colleague Kim Jongsma, an urban planning and public outreach specialist, presented six areas of development they designed.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 13, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli and newly appointed Trustee Esther Combs shake hands at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. Combs was appointed to fill the spot vacated by Sheriff Mike Williams. Combs will serve on the board until December 2018. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

MCC Board appoints new trustee

A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees. Esther Combs of Crystal was unanimously appointed to the board during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. Combs fills the spot vacated by Montcalm County Sheriff Michael Williams in December 2016. Statute does not allow Williams to serve as a trustee in his new role as sheriff. Combs’ term will expire in December 2018.

The city of Stanton owned the lot at 111 S. Grove St., but recently received and approved an offer from the owners of the adjacent lot to purchase the property for $5,000. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton sells lot once tabbed for city investment to next-door residents

This city has one less parcel for sale. Stanton previously had four city-owned properties for sale. Former City Manager Jake Eckholm planned on using the properties as part of the Stanton Housing Investment Program (SHIP), which would build homes on the property to be resold for the city’s profit and benefit. However, Eckholm left Stanton for another job, leaving the project to fizzle out.

Greenville Yellow Jackets assistant football coach Tom Hallock recently was named Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s assistant coach of the year. Hallock is a defensive coordinator for the team. He’s been with the team for 19 years. (File photo)

Greenville football’s Tom Hallock is assistant coach of the year

The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) named Greenville assistant coach Tom Hallock as one of 16 varsity assistant coaches of the year.

Central Montcalm’s Jacob Wright, facing Grant’s Brandon Sanders in a 140-pound match at the Green Hornets’ triangular Wednesday, went 2-0 on the night, pinning Sanders and beating Fremont’s Alex Walker 11-5. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Central Montcalm’s wrestling team working through season undermanned but determined

  STANTON — It’s been a season of several battles, on and off the mat, for Greg Pilkinton and his Central Montcalm wrestling team, playing short-handed and with little experience. At Wednesday’s home triangular with Fremont and Grant, Central Montcalm fell 54-21 and 66-18, respectively. But, despite not having enough players to fill all the [...]

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IN BRIEF: MAISD board approves new hires, donations

Several new hires were approved by the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education during Thursday morning’s meeting.

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Greenville school board readies bond

There were robots present at a school board meeting Monday evening … but luckily, not robots from a James Cameron film. Three students from Emily Mason’s Greenville Middle School innovative solutions class were in attendance to show off the robots they built from a special Lego set acquired after Mason secured a grant through the Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG).