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Christmas coming to Carson City, Crystal and Hubbardston

Christmas events are coming to towns throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming activities in Carson City, Crystal and Hubbardston.


Funeral Notices – Dec. 4, 2012

Read funeral notices for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Fairplain Township Board

Read the minutes from the Dec. 3, 2012, Fairplain Township Board meeting.

Gerald Williamson

Belding man gets jail sentence for party store bomb threat

A Belding man was sentenced to six months in jail after calling in a bomb threat to the Belding Party Store last summer. Gerald Williamson, 25, was arraigned Aug. 9 in 64A District County in Ionia and charged with false report of a threat of a bomb or harmful device, a felony charge.

Montabella’s Parker Eldred (3) tries to corral a rebound between Lakeview’s John Zulugua-Torres (25) and Shawn Lindsey (20) and Montabella’s Nate Jankowsky (behind Lindsey) during the teams’ game Monday night.

Lakeview cruises in season opening win over Montabella

Boys basketball season is underway, but Montabella would have liked to have waited a few days. The Mustangs made only 11 field goals against Lakeview Monday night to lose 60-37 in the season opener for both teams.

MCC Equality Club President Christian Sowers, Vice President Rebecca Hoke and a mother release their sky lanterns into the air during the World AIDS Day candlelight vigil Saturday at Jackson’s Landing in Greenville.

Montcalm County unites to support victims of HIV and AIDS

Montcalm Community College’s Equality Club and members of Montcalm County’s community gathered at Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville on Saturday evening to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS and commemorate those who have died.

Students and teachers at Belding Area Schools have now spent one trimester using electronic iPad devices inside and out of the classroom to complete schoolwork and use in other ways related to their course curriculums.

Students, teachers adjusting to iPad program in Belding

Every year, Belding High School teacher Michael Ostrander buys 300 pencils and places them on his desk in the event that a student happens to be without a writing utensil for that class period.

Adam Seals

CC-C graduate working on sales project with Detroit Pistons

Central Michigan University Sport Management students are getting a unique experience this semester by working directly with the front office staff of the Detroit Pistons on a ticket selling project. CMU Instructor Steve Adler believes the project is giving his students a chance to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom.


Funeral notices — Dec. 3, 2012

Read funeral notices for Monday, Dec. 3, 2012


The Service Professor earns second top 3 energy program status

With the support of area businesses and clients keeping their electric repair and service needs local, The Service Professor, Inc., for the second consecutive year, was a top three energy saving business participating in the Consumers Energy’s Small Business Solutions Program statewide.