Seventy years ago today, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack, bringing the United States into World War II. Half a world away, a Polish family was trying to survive the horrors of a Russian labor camp in Siberia.
We can all sleep soundly tonight knowing that when disaster strikes, Montcalm County is armed and ready to deploy its… snow cone machine? That’s right, a snow cone machine.
Belding’s Historic District Commission is one step closer to becoming an official city committee. Members of the Belding City Council approved bylaws, rules of procedure and guidelines under which the commission will operate.
A man with alleged mental health issues told police an acquaintance fired a shotgun at him before fleeing into the woods. But police are skeptical of the report and have no evidence suggesting a shooting ever took place. Sheriff Bill Barnwell said deputies responded to a call of a possible shooting around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Johnson and Holland Lake roads.
Read The Daily News funeral notices for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.
A man fired a gun after a domestic disturbance in Pine Township on Wednesday.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Waber said a boyfriend and girlfriend were arguing around 10:40 a.m. in a mobile home at 5414 W. Briggs Road when a gun discharged.
Sunday was a busy day of crafts, clowns, cookies and carnival games at Montcalm Community College (MCC). But Santa was the star. The college hosted its 30th Santa’s Super Sunday, an annual event dating back to 1981.
The Lakeview Wildcats started quick, but in the end it was the Montabella Mustangs’ defense that took over to lead a comeback win on the hardcourt. Montabella found themselves down 29-21 at the half, but outscored the Wildcats 41-24 in the second half to open the boys basketball season with a 62-53 win.
After a 16-19 record a year ago the Lakeview Wildcats wrestling program feels like they are on its way up. Lakeview’s coaching staff and wrestlers have high expectations as the season gets underway on Wednesday. David Blaser returns for his second season as Wildcats’ head coach. Blaser added more experience to his coaching staff with J.J. Johnson, Jake Johnson and Dillon Kern.
Former Sheriff Don Godell worked a 43-year law enforcement career spanning the mean streets of Detroit to the relatively tranquil back country of Montcalm County. Godell, who served 15 years as Montcalm County’s sheriff, died Monday morning at his home in Florida. He was 79.