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School board members honored this month

January is School Board Recognition Month. The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is joining 552 local and 57 intermediate school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education. “Serving on a school board has been described as the toughest volunteer job in America,” said MAISD Superintendent [...]

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Montcalm County medical examiner investigator facing jail time

STANTON — A medical examiner investigator for Montcalm County pleaded guilty Thursday to using a county credit/debit card for personal use. Jason Danford, 38, of Sheridan, entered his plea in 8th Judicial Circuit Court to stealing or retaining a financial transaction device without consent. The conviction is a possible four-year felony, but Danford likely will [...]


Final plans for MCC expansion expected later this month

Montcalm Community College (MCC) President Bob Ferrentino expects to see classes in the expanded Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Greenville a year from now. But first, the college, Greenville Public Schools, city of Greenville and state of Michigan need to agree on a site plan to develop the college’s property on Hillcrest Street and possibly extend Yellow Jacket Drive to intersect with Hillcrest.

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Many people in this country are literally eating themselves to death. Today’s obesity epidemic puts adults and children at risk to develop many life-threatening conditions, which can place financial burden on the state’s medical care system. “Michigan is one of the fattest states in the nation,” said Angela Minicuci, Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) [...]


Julie Kohn, Caitlin Ingraham are new owners of Artistic Attitudes in Belding

By The Daily News BELDING — Julie Kohn and Caitlin Ingraham are the new owners of Artistic Attitudes beauty salon. The mother-daughter duo took over ownership Jan. 1, purchasing the business from Amber Rood, who operated the salon for almost four years. Kohn has more than 20 years of cosmetology experience. Ingraham, 20, is attending [...]

Mary Kay consultant Shelly Smith, from Lakeview, stands with her family in front of her new pink Cadillac SRX from Tinney Automotive in Greenville. She earned the vehicle through her success and dedication with Mary Kay. Pictured are, from left, Chris, Lillian, Shelly and Robert Smith.

Lakeview’s Shelly Smith earns pink Cadillac from Mary Kay

In honor of her business achievements, Shelly Smith of Lakeview has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success and, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay.


Clifford Lake Inn unveils paranormal findings tonight

By The Daily News STANTON — Two investigation groups will reveal their findings of possible paranormal activity at Clifford Lake Inn during a special “Haunting Unveiling” event at the historic inn at 7 p.m. tonight. Mid-Michigan Paranormal Investigators from Mount Pleasant and Montcalm Community College’s paranormal investigation club will each present their findings of possible [...]


No business like ‘Show’ business

There are so many outdoor-styled shows coming up in Michigan that I can’t imagine anyone trying to attend all of them. But they’re starting soon and I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention those that are going to take place in our territory.

Greenville’s Torrey Davis, left, guards Grand Rapids Christian star Drake Harris. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Eagles to improve to 3-0 in the O-K White.

Yellow Jackets remain perfect with 74-65 win

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team faced its biggest test of the season on Friday night on the road.
Like the previous eight games, they passed the test.

Carson City-Crystal’s Mackenzie Geister, middle, looks to shoot between Laingsburg’s Katy Schauer (14) and Madison Dingman (13) during Thursday night’s game. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Laingsburg hands CC-C its first conference loss

The top two defenses in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference in girls basketball lived up to their rankings Thursday night. In a game that saw only 19 field goals made between the two teams, the Laingsburg Wolfpack used their defense to beat Carson City-Crystal 33-25, handing the Eagles their first loss in the CMAC.