Latest Headlines

loc 0117 cs Mont county clerk-1-1

Montcalm County elected official wage debate wages on

Call it payroll pinball.

A proposal to conduct a wage study for elected county officials was put into motion by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners last summer by referring the issue to the Finance & Personnel Committee. When only two of 11 vendors responded to the county’s request for bids, commissioners referred the issue back to committee. On Monday, the committee decided to send the issue to a sub-committee for further analysis.

dnlogo

Montcalm County clerk’s office collects $600,000+ in delinquent court fines

About a decade ago, Montcalm County had $2.7 million in delinquent court fines, costs and restitution.

Today, that number has been reduced by more than $600,000, thanks to the efforts of the county clerk’s office.

dnlogo

Gowen woman dies in single vehicle accident

A Gowen woman was killed in a single vehicle accident Sunday morning near Greenville.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 7:42 a.m.

dnlogo

Pistons Flight Crew to perform in Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls basketball teams played at The Palace of Auburn Hills a week ago. Now, a team from The Palace will be coming to Greenville. The Detroit Pistons Flight Crew and official mascot Hooper will be in attendance on Jan. 30 and will perform between the boys and girls varsity games against Wyoming that night.

Central Montcalm’s Makayla Studley, left, goes in for a basket during the first quarter of Friday’s game against Chippewa Hills. Studley finished with eight points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Chippewa Hills fends off Central Montcalm girls in overtime

Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team struggled shooting most of Friday night, both from the floor and the free throw line. The Hornets, though, found a groove at the right time to force overtime against the Chippewa Hills Warriors at home. The Warriors refocused and battled back for a 45-40 CSAA Gold win in the extra time.

dnlogo

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 16

Lakeview 61, Kent City 42: The Wildcats had no problems with the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow canned 19 points, Caleb Ruvalcaba added 13 and John Zuluaga-Torres added nine points and nine rebounds…

dnlogo

JUST IN: Greenville man critically injured after vehicle strikes bicycle

A Greenville man is in critical condition after a vehicle struck the bicycle he was riding Friday evening. A Michigan State Police trooper responded to the accident around 6 p.m. on Montcalm Avenue just north of M-57.

Daily News/Cory Smith

Sixth grade students in Belding Middle School teacher Jennifer DiSpirito’s classroom listen attentively to a presentation on unhealthy relationships from Relief After Violent Encounter’s Domestic Assault Response Advocacy Coordinator Amanda Peterson on Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Expert helps Belding middle schoolers learn to identify unhealthy relationships

As children enter adolescence and jump headfirst into the ever-changing world of relationships, there’s no questioning that the distinction between right and wrong grows more important.

dnlogo

CM board elects officials, OKs interim superintendent deal

Interim Superintendent Amy Meinhardt opened the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education organizational meeting Wednesday evening so that the board — with its rookie board members — could elect their officers.

Petersen Youtube cover

VIDEO: Soldier surprises daughter with homecoming in kindergarten classroom

Five-year-old Gabby Petersen knew she was getting a present Friday, but as to what could be hidden beneath wrapping paper was a mystery.