Montabella’s football team was 8-1, but Travis Dunn wasn’t expecting the team to do so well. However, the Mustangs will face Burton Bendle Saturday in the first round of the Division 7 football playoffs. Dunn did expect to make the playoffs, just not with a school record eight wins.
The Montabella Mustangs football team qualified for the postseason for the third time in four years this season. In 2008, the Mustangs traveled to St. Louis and Saugatuck for games. In 2009, they made the northeast trip to Whittemore-Prescott for a game. This year the Mustangs head southeast to face the Burton Bendle Tigers near Flint.
Central Montcalm’s football team looked like it was going to make he playoffs for a fifth straight year. The Green Hornets started 3-0 and didn’t give up a point in those three games. But things turned sour in a hurry. Starting with a loss to Manistee in a nonconference game, Central went 2-4 over the final six games and missed the playoffs.
Road work has begun in downtown Carson City to correct surface irregularities and restore structural integrity to the pavement. Construction on a one-mile stretch of Main Street (M-57) began on Oct. 21 and will last about four weeks, estimated to finish by Nov. 15, according to Project Manager Steve Lampton of Florence Cement Co. in Shelby Township.
Three people in eastern Gratiot County, including two young children, have been sickened in an E. coli outbreak. The two children were hospitalized and developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal kidney disorder that stems from E. coli poisoning.
They range in age from 14 to 52 years old. They are local and from surrounding areas. They broke into locked and unlocked businesses, homes and vehicles in the city and in the country.
Saturday Mary Jane Andersen-Vie — 11 a.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville. George Case — noon, Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Marsha (Gould) Holliday — 5 to 7 p.m., Greenville Area Community Center lower level. Bernard Shindorf — 3 p.m., Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Sunday Brian Salisbury — 2 p.m., Decker Cemetery, Millbrook Township. Kim (Bailey) Neilsen [...]
CARSON CITY — An extensive water and road improvement project in Carson City that began in April ended in mid-September a little larger than originally planned.
Stressed about money? The current economy demands that families and individuals keep a close eye on their financial resources. United Way of Montcalm-Ionia Counties, Chemical Bank, the Belding Housing Commission and MSU Extension are teaming up to present information to residents about the household financial services they provide locally.
A man who held his mother hostage with a crossbow as a “prisoner of war” last winter is going back to live with her.
Daniel Freshney, 44, of Vestaburg, was sentenced Thursday to 283 days already served in the Montcalm County Jail, plus five years probation.
He pleaded guilty Oct. 6 to felonious assault.