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Central Montcalm’s Saydee Rowland delivers a pitch during a game last season. Rowland is a junior this season.

Central Montcalm returns plenty of experience

Two years ago, the Central Montcalm softball team won a district title. Last year, the Hornets struggled to just 12 wins. The difference between the two years was experience. With eight returning players, new coach Bruce Nicholson is hoping to see a season more like two years ago.

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Easter Eggstravaganza in Belding

Easter festivities were in full swing this past holiday weekend, especially at local egg hunts such as the annual “Easter Eggstravaganza” event at the Belding Covered Village Mall.

Former Central Montcalm and Greenville golf coach Jim Whitmer, middle, was elected to the MIGCA Hall of Fame in March. Pictured with him is MIGCA executive director Gregg Kirchen and current Central Montcalm boys and girls golf coach Gary Buchholz. Buchholz was named the girls Division 3 Regional Coach of the Year.

Longtime golf coach Jim Whitmer makes MIGCA Hall of Fame

Former Central Montcalm and Greenville golf coach Jim Whitmer has a long resume of success. Whitmer coached golf at Central Montcalm from 1972 until 2001 when he retired. After that, he spent another five years coaching the Greenville boys golf team. He coached both boys and girls at Central Montcalm, as well as football, basketball [...]

Greenville senior Jessica Bohner, middle, signs her letter of intent to play golf at Aquinas College on Thursday. With her are, left to right, mother Jessica Bohner, coach Nancy Johnson, brother Garrett Veihl and father Dan Bohner.

Greenville’s Bohner signs with Aquinas

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team continues to win each and every year. To do so, that means they have great golfers. Great golfers excel in high school and usually have the opportunity to continue their careers in college.


Nicholson new Central Montcalm softball coach

Another new softball coach will be at the helm of the Central Montcalm varsity team. Bruce Nicholson will take over from Jason Johnson.

Lakeview senior Beau Jensen looks to make a pass during a game this winter.

Lakeview to be in Class C next year

Things will be changing for Lakeview sports next season. Lakeview will be dropping to Class C for basketball and volleyball next season after reclassifications were announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association March 20.

Belding’s Hannah Linebaugh makes a throw to first base. Linebaugh is one of the Redskins’ captains this season.

Belding softball looks to continue success

The Belding Redskins softball team has had an extremely successful four-year ride. Belding has won four straight district titles, three straight regional titles and even reached the Class B state semifinals during that run.


Funeral Notices – April 1, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Monday, April 1, 2013.


Stanton man recovering after fall through ice

A Stanton man is expected to make a full recovery after he fell through the ice on a private pond Saturday afternoon. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded at approximately 4:04 p.m. to the 1500 block of S. Sheridan Road.


Greenville Department of Public Safety interim director named

A former Greenville Department of Public Safety Director is coming back to fill in as interim.