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Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies injured in car-deer accident (GALLERY)

Two Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies were transported to Sheridan Community Hospital early Sunday morning after their police cruiser struck a deer crossing M-66.

Lakeview’s Megan Leach drives the ball toward the basket during a game this season. Leach was named to the CSAA second team this season.

CM, Lakeview land two each on all-CSAA

It wasn’t all Morley-Stanwood dominating the all-conference girls basketball teams in the Central State Activities Association. Central Montcalm and Lakeview got one player each on the second team and one player each on the honorable mention.

Parmelee crosses the finish line during a track meet last year. Greenville’s first meet this year is March 22 at Rockford.

Parmelee signs to run for Central Michigan

It wasn’t that long ago that Greenville senior Bailey Parmelee was playing volleyball in the fall and running sprints in the spring. Now she is just running and doing it very well.


OUR VIEW: State is sustaining the unsustainable

Michigan has a number of municipalities and school districts going bankrupt, and the special interests most influential in bringing those institutions to that point are pushing for a state referendum to stifle the state’s emergency manager program. Their goal is apparently to sustain the unsustainable.

Julie Stafford

JULIE STAFFORD: Only in Michigan

When I was a writer for the paper in Boulder, we had stories we referred to as O-I-Bs, or Only in Boulders. These were the stories of unusual people and things that happened, seemingly only in Boulder.


OUR VIEW: Sex + texting = sexting

Sexting. It sounds like a dirty word, but it’s quickly becoming part of our national vocabulary. Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between cell phones. Depending on the age of the subject of the photograph, sexting can lead to charges as serious as distributing child pornography.

New Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board President Mike McGonigal enjoys spending time with his children, Mikaela, left, and Keegan, right. He's been their 4-H club leader and has mentored their horse showmanship activities for nearly 10 years. — Courtesy photo

New Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board president takes over

Mike McGonigal took over Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board presidential duties last November, replacing six-year president Pat Schuster, who is now chairman of finance and fundraising. “I would never have stepped aside if he hadn’t taken over,” Schuster said. “I think very strongly he’s a perfect fit.”


Montcalm Area Intermediate School District special education millage not moving forward

A proposed Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) special education millage will not be moving forward due to lack of support from school districts. All seven school districts in Montcalm County decided in their February board of education meetings whether to support the millage. Five supported it and two did not.


Funeral Notices for March 10, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tri County guard Devin Longoria looks to make a pass during Friday’s Class B district final at Belding. Sparta won its first district title in 32 years with a 52-33 win.

Sparta wins first district title in 32 years over TC

Sparta is now home to two 2012 district basketball titles. The Spartans boys basketball team followed the lead of their girls team and defeated the Tri County Vikings 52-33 for their first district title in 32 years. The Spartan girls won their first ever district title on March 2 with a 48-39 win over the Vikings, as well.