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Stanton resident Bill Simpson holds up two of the fish that helped to a seventh place finish at the 2012 TBF Northern Division Championship last week. Simpson qualified for the 2013 TBF National Championship in 2013.

Simpson earns trip to bass fishing national championship

When it comes to fishing, Bill Simpson knows how to finish. The Stanton resident spent last week in Lacrosse, Wisc. along the shores of the Mississippi River competing in the 2012 The Bass Federation (TBF) Northern Division Championship.


‘Salute Our Soldiers’ highlights CC-C vs. Vestaburg

The first Mid-State Activities Conference South Division game between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg has taken on added significance. The game was originally designated by the Eagles and Wolverines as the “Salute Our Soldiers” game, with a large number of activities surrounding Friday’s game.


ROUNDUP: Prep results from Wednesday, Sept. 12

Greenville 2nd at jamboree: The Yellow Jackets shot a team score of 191 at the O-K Bronze jamboree Wednesday at Egypt Valley Country Club…


Proposed budget presented to Montcalm County, final vote will be Sept. 24

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office will likely take the biggest hit in the 2012-2013 county budget. The proposed budget will posted online at today or Friday for the public to review before the final vote by the Board of Commissioners on Sept. 24.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 13, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012


Neighbor helps elderly couple escape burning home (Photos and Video)

“Hero” was heard throughout the night as word spread of how an elderly couple was rescued from a fully involved house fire. The Greenville Department of Public Safety was dispatched to the home of Vern and Peggy Wheeler at 10325 Stakes Road in Eureka Township at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday after neighbors saw smoke and fire coming from the home and called 911.

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Friends of the Maple River wetlands tour Sept. 19 in Hubbardston

The Friends of the Maple River bi-monthly meeting on Sept. 19 will be a wetlands development field tour on a farm in southeast Montcalm County. Donald Cooper, who will soon retire as Montcalm County drain commissioner, has a farm at 11260 South Crystal Road in the Hubbardston area. He has developed and/or restored three separate wetland units on his farm and wants to share his ideas and thoughts on how a landowner can restore or develop wetlands, and the importance of wetlands in good land management.


‘Large number’ of firearms stolen from GoldStar Outdoors

A large number of firearms were stolen from GoldStar Outdoors on Wednesday night. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the business at 444 W. Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) at about 10:24 p.m. They discovered the rear door of the building had been forced open and a “large number” of firearms had been stolen.


Montcalm Community College amends optional retirement plan

Montcalm Community College (MCC) amended its optional retirement plan as the recent changes to state retirement system eliminated the need for ORP. During Tuesday’s MCC Board of Trustees meeting, James D. Lantz, vice president for administrative services, presented to the board the amendment.


Sheridan street in line for repairs

The Sheridan Village Council approved a bid for some badly needed repairs on a four-block stretch of Sherman Street at its meeting Tuesday evening. The vote to award the contract to Lakeview-based paving company Taylor Asphalt Paving was unanimous. According to Village Superintendent Doug Lane, Taylor not only came in with a bid substantially below the other two bidders, but the contractor comes highly recommended by neighboring communities.