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Montcalm County employee charged after Christmas party skirmish

A Montcalm County employee is being charged after an alleged altercation with another employee at the county Christmas party last month. Amber Lynn Barnes of Stanton was charged last Friday with drunk and disorderly conduct, a possible 90-day misdemeanor, according to Mecosta County Prosecutor Peter Jaklevic, who has been appointed special prosecutor in the case.


Lakeview Community Schools to hire resource officer

Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to hire a resource officer to create a police presence in the district’s schools. In a joint agreement with the village, the school will pay half the salary for an officer from the Lakeview Police Department to spend between four to six hours per day patrolling school buildings.


Lakeview Community Schools to sell land to developer

Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to sell a district-owned parcel of land across from Bright Start Elementary School to a developer who plans to turn the property into an adult care facility. The 3.7-acre parcel abuts a similarly sized parcel of land owned by the village of Lakeview. Crestwood Holdings LLC plans to purchase both properties for the planned facility.


Eureka Township approves mining ordinance

After many meetings and long hours of discussion through the past several months, the Eureka Township Board approved a mining ordinance. The new ordinance was approved Monday, leaving some board members unhappy.

Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Sova-Hollinshead speaks to members of the Montcalm County Finance and Personnel Committee Monday morning, requesting additional funds and hours for one of her current part-time employees. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Marine Patrol, Animal Control seeking additional funds for positions

With the busier recreational summer season still awaiting on a warmer horizon, two Montcalm County departments have made requests to better prepare their staff for the future. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Montcalm County Animal Control are seeking additional funds from the county to pay for positions to help aid in current and future labor situations.

Lakeview’s Jon Wandel (5) lays up despite the defense of Central Montcalm’s Ben Bishop during the teams’ game Monday night.

Lindsey stars as Lakeview downs Central Montcalm

Shawn Lindsey had a night to remember Monday night. The Lakeview junior scored 22 points to lead the Wildcats to a 52-34 win over the Central Montcalm Green Hornets.


ROUNDUP: Prep results from Monday, Jan. 14

Boys basketball St. Louis 61, Montabella 54: The Mustangs went down M-46 for a non-conference game against the Sharks but lost Monday night. Nate Jankowsky scored 18 points and Tyler House added 10 to the effort. Quote: “We gave up too many offensive rebounds. Their (St. Louis’) post player killed us.” – Montabella coach Gary [...]


ROUNDUP: Prep results from Saturday, Jan. 12

Montabella 5-0: The Mustangs went undefeated to win the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday. Montabella defeated Morley Stanwood 75-11, Farwell 40-32, Lakeview 60-9, Clare 46-34 and Cedar Springs 48-30…

Belding’s Dakota Foster wrestles against Grant’s Benancio Rodriguez during Saturday’s home invitational. The Redskins went 3-0 on the day.

Belding wrestlers finish 3-0 at home invitational

What was supposed to be an eight-team invitational turned into a regular quadrangular. Regardless, the Belding Redskins put forth a dominating performance by winning all three matches at home on Saturday. Earlier this week, two schools canceled coming to the Redskins Invitational and another was a no-show Saturday morning, leaving the invitational with just four teams.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 15, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013