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Tri County’s Jamison Hawley (21) slides into second base safely as the ball gets away from Grant’s Alex Walters, left, during the teams’ game at Fifth Third Ballpark on Monday.

Tri County baseball team hammers Grant at Fifth Third Ballpark

Tri County’s annual trip to Fifth Third Ballpark was a successful one this year. The Vikings had no problems with the Grant Tigers on Monday, winning 10-4 in the annual game at the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Central Montcalm’s Todd Switzer takes a throw from the pitcher in an attempt to pick off Fremont’s Bruno Ishii during Monday’s game at Fifth Third Ballpar

Fremont’s 12-run inning leads to win over Central Montcalm

What should have been a good day at Fifth Third Ballpark on Monday turned into a nightmare for Central Montcalm’s baseball team. The Green Hornets lost to the Fremont Packers 13-8 at the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps thanks to a 12-run fourth inning the Packers tallied.


Taco dinner to benefit Camp Wah Wah Tay See

St. Charles Knights of Columbus will hold a taco dinner to benefit Camp Wah Wah Tay See, which serves area children and adults with disabilities. The Authentic Mexican Dinner will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., on May 8 at the St. Charles Church located at 505 S. Franklin Street in Greenville.

Eighth-grader Tabor Erskian organizes packages of food. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City-Crystal students load boxes to feed hungry (Photo Gallery)

Despite the many problems and needs teenagers face on a daily basis — both in one’s personal life and in school — students at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools recently devoted one hour of their school day to selflessly give to thousands of families they will never meet. Students participated in an hour-long food packaging effort Friday, April 20, in the gymnasium of Carson City-Crystal High School, where they packaged 10,000 bags of food to feed the hungry.


Funeral Notices for April 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, April 30, 2012


Child riding bike OK after accidentally struck by father driving car

An eight-year-old boy is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike Friday. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car-bicycle accident at 6:23 p.m. on South Town Hall Road north of Sidney Road.

One person is confirmed dead and another was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after crashing in Sheridan. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Alcohol a factor as Iowa man killed in Sheridan crash

An Iowa man is confirmed dead and another was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after a two-vehicle accident in Sheridan on Sunday evening. Deputies believe a 1995 Chevy Blazer, driven by 34-year-old Timothy Cain of Sheridan, was traveling eastbound on Sessions Road when Cain ran the stop sign at the intersection of Sessions Road and South Sheridan Road at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Rebecca McCafferty is the new 4-H coordinator for Ionia and Montcalm counties. She volunteered for the Peace Corps for two years in Togo, West Africa, where she worked with farmers to improve farming techniques and food security, as well as educated youths through camps and training.

New 4H coordinator Rebecca McCafferty is world traveler

4-H continues to be an important part of Rebecca McCafferty’s life as the new Michigan State University (MSU) Extension 4-H program instructor for youth development in Ionia and Montcalm counties. McCafferty will divide her time between the two counties to recruit, interview and orient new volunteers and leaders, help with the fair and promote 4-H club activities and events.
MSU Montcalm Extension Educator Pat Dignum believes McCafferty is a good fit for the job.
“I am excited about the skills and experiences that Rebecca brings to this position,” Dignum said.


Autism forum at Seiter Center in Greenville April 30

GREENVILLE — A forum on autism will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Seiter Center in Greenville. The event is designed to provide information, resources, tools, support and strategies for parents, educators and agency staff who care for or work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Speakers will include Dr. Neera Ghaziuddin [...]


Montcalm County’s EMS, MAISD staging school bus disaster

If motorists see a host of police, fire and emergency officials swarming about Montcalm Township on Monday morning, they need not worry. Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is teaming up with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) to stage a mock disaster training session for approximately 90 school bus drivers.