There is magic and mystery to a predawn winter’s day. I rediscovered that last week, waking up to a full moon as gold and round as a freshly baked soda biscuit. A mantle of fresh snow responded in glistening blue-white. Sparkles of color twinkled skyward, subtly enhanced by the steady glow of crystallized fireflies. They had frozen to death with their lights on.
Seeing the township work in harmony is goal for the new township treasurer. On Dec. 1, the Montcalm Township Board had a special meeting to hire Rose Hyde as the township treasurer.
Don’t let that headline fool you, our snow cones are just as safe as anyone’s. Thanks to our coverage a lot more people know that our first responders can get a snow cone thanks to a grant from the Michigan Homeland Security Program. The story truly went viral — as in a national sensation.
Kay Akkerhuis enjoyed seeing dozens of swans when she looked out her window across the street from the south end of Lincoln Lake. She won’t be able to see nearly as many swans after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services Division killed 53 of the 55 mute swans that made the lake their home.
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A Lakeview barn fire’s origin remains unknown more than three weeks after the blaze. A century-old barn burned to the ground the night of Nov. 22 behind the home of Robert and Ayla Noah at 9648 N. Satterlee Road just north of M-46.
The parent company of United Solar Ovonic has announced that it will skip a loan payment while negotiations with lenders continue.
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD) was supposed to pay interest charges on Thursday but will defer, taking advantage of a 30-day grace period allowed in the loan.
“Sticks and stones will break your bones, and names WILL hurt you,” said Ron Glodoski, a national expert on bullying, resiliency, and drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. “How many people in this room have ever teased another kid or been teased by another kid?” Glodoski asked the Teen Summit audience at Montabella Junior/Senior High School on Dec. 14.
Tyler James was honored as a junior last year for his play on the offensive line of Central Montcalm’s football team. This season he tripled his accolades, getting a Division 5-6 first-team all-state selection from the Detroit Free Press and being named honorable mention in Division 5-6 by the Associated Press and the Detroit News.
The Central Michigan University women’s basketball team started the season slowly, losing its first four games. Since, the Chippewas have won four of their last five including wins over Purdue on Sunday and Ole Miss on Wednesday. Belding graduate Taylor Johnson, a sophomore, posted her first double-double of the season in the win over Ole Miss. She scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench.