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Palo and Ionia County Intermediate School District Superintendent Bob Kjolhede speaks to the community members who attended a community forum about the future of Palo Community Schools. — Lonnie Allen/Daily News

Packed room at forum hears about options for Palo Community Schools

More than 70 people attended a standing-room-only community forum on Monday night to hear about the future of Palo Community Schools. Bob Kjolhede, the superintendent of Palo and the Ionia County Intermediate School District (ICISD), opened the meeting on a somber note.

On Feb. 26, a sign was placed at Howard City’s unmanned recycling site stating that the site will be shut down on April 15 if abuse of the site does not stop. — Courtesy photo

Howard City recycling site may be shut down

This village was the location of Montcalm County’s first 24/7 unmanned recycling site starting in November 2011. The pilot program was such a success that county officials approved creating six additional sites in Carson City, Crystal, Edmore, Lakeview, Montcalm Township and Stanton last August.

Emergency responders attend to an injured woman at the scene of an accident at Washington and Baldwin Streets Monday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville woman sent to hospital with minor injuries in two-car accident Monday

A 45-year old Greenville woman was injured when the vehicle she was riding in drove into oncoming traffic, resulting in an accident Monday evening. A gray Oldsmobile 88 driven by a 28-year-old Greenville man and carrying three passengers was traveling northbound on Baldwin Street in Greenville at approximately 5:37 p.m. when it came to a stop at the intersection at Washington and Baldwin streets.


Funeral Notices for March 5, 2013

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Greenville junior Parker Syrjala shoots a free throw during a game earlier this season. Syrjala had 10 points in Monday’s loss to Northview at Lowell.

Northvew defeats Greenville boys in district tournament

Apparently, Northview has the number of Greenville. Both boys and girls. On Friday, the Wildcats’ girls team knocked the Yellow Jackets out of the district tournament in the finals. Then on Monday, the boys team ended the season of the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the district tournament.


Lakeview’s season ends at hands of Shepherd

It took a little while for Lakeview’s boys basketball team to get into the swing of things at their Class B district basketball game at Shepherd Monday night. But when they did get going, it was too late.

Carson City’s Tori Christensen looks to make a pass over the head of an oppponent during a game this season.

CC-Crystal ready for regional tournament

The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has been on quite a roll the past two seasons. The Eagles won 18 games last year, while winning league (CMAC) and district titles for the first time since the early 1980s.

Mayor Pro Tem Andrea Belding, left, and Mayor Ron Gunderson, listen and take notes Saturday as one of five candidates for Belding city manager answers questions.

Belding City Council picks 2 city manager candidates to evaluate further

The search for the next Belding city manager has been narrowed down to two candidates after a lengthy interview process Saturday at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding. Members of Belding City Council interviewed five candidates for the position during an eight and a half hour meeting that began at 8:30 a.m and concluded at 5 p.m.


Funeral Notices for March 4, 2013

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Howard City woman, 3 children hospitalized after Amish buggy runs into oncoming traffic

An Amish woman and three children were injured Sunday when a horse pulling the amish buggy they were riding in veered into oncoming traffic. At approximately 1:50 p.m., deputies from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a car/buggy accident on 5 Mile Road near 155th Avenue in Deerfield Township, approximately five miles north of Montcalm County.