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.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
One of the area’s most prestigious seasonal events occurs this coming Wednesday evening when the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra returns to Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center for the 11th annual Christmas Pops Spectacular.
Tyson Sawyer spent much of his young life just struggling to breathe, let alone develop like a normal youngster. But he is stronger than ever now at age 5.
A new resource line is available in Montcalm and Ionia Counties for people to dial when they have questions. 2-1-1 is set up for anyone to use for free to get connected to information about critical health and human services available in each county.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
From all indications we’re about to have one of those unpredictable winters, where ice fishing on the lakes will be a little iffy. At least in central and southern Michigan.
We’ll likely have a freeze, a meltdown, and even some rain mixed in with snow, making us cautious about safety on the ice.