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Montabella’s boys basketball team held on in a close game against a team coach Cam Gatrell called a rival. The Mustangs survived a late run by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart to beat the Irish 55-54 Friday night. Gatrell said the difference was Montabella’s defense “other than (Billy) Myler getting 30.”
The Michigan Governor’s Office has reported that more than 100,000 Michigan residents don’t have a place to call home. And that “more than 50 percent of Michigan’s homeless population consists of families. The number of families affected by homelessness or at risk of having inadequate or unstable housing continues to grow.”
A Derby Lake home was destroyed in a fire early this morning while the owner was about 90 miles away. Stanton Community Fire Department responded to 704 Sunset Avenue at 5:38 a.m. Friday.
The owner of a condemned Edmore mobile home park was sentenced to one year in jail Thursday after slapping his wife and breaking her cell phone in front of their three children. Corey Davy, 40, previously pleaded guilty to interfering with electronic communication, a felony. A domestic violence charge was dismissed in exchange for his plea.
Roughly 15 percent of stores and restaurants sold tobacco, alcohol or both to minors during compliance checks conducted by Drug Free Montcalm. The group annually tests local stores and restaurants by sending in minors with identification clearly showing they are not of age to purchase tobacco and alcohol.
A Central Montcalm High School student is in hot water for bypassing the district’s security measures on laptop computers issued to all high schoolers and middle schoolers. A 15-year-old freshman boy is suspended and the subject of a criminal investigation for his alleged role in removing the security software on the student laptops.
Montcalm Community College faculty, support staff and administrators are pitching in to help balance the college’s budget. The college is facing a nearly $800,000 budget shortfall for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
Montcalm Community College is moving forward with a $1.1 million plan to save energy on both the Sidney and Greenville campuses. The college received an energy audit from Ameresco earlier this year. The company surveyed all of the energy usage in every college facility and generated a report.
Name of board: Vestaburg Community Schools Meeting date: Dec. 12. Reporting official: Recording Secretary Karen Grover. Actions taken: 1. Approved the agenda as presented. 2. Approved minutes from the regular and special Nov. 14 meetings. 3. Approved paying the bills. 4. Approved the consent agenda, including a 30-day medical leave for high school English teacher [...]