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Ian Baese, 18, of Carson City, represented Montcalm County in dressage riding and won the Reserve Grand Championship in that discipline. He also had the highest individual riding test score out of the 40 riders entered. In addition, he placed fifth in hunt seat equitation for 18-year-olds. — Courtesy photo

Carson City teen wins at MSU horse show

Michigan State University hosted about 550 riders in the 2012 Michigan State 4-H Horse Show from Aug. 17-19 at the MSU Pavilion. Riders from Michigan’s Lower Peninsula previously qualified through their county’s 4-H horse shows.


OUR VIEW: What is the solution for unstable gas prices?

Energy, from fossil fuels, nuclear, or wind or sun, is the unquestioned source of what keeps humans alive, and moves us to a better living. America has historically consumed an inordinate amount of the world’s energy resources, and continues to do so. But many others now want a life similar to ours, and they are quite capable of competing, in the capitalistic sense, to achieve their goals.


ROUNDUPS: Prep results from Thursday, Aug. 23

The Eagles took top honors at the Fulton Invitational on Thursday. The Eagles finished the day 4-0-3…


Central Montcalm Public School has new option for 4-year-olds

A new program for 4-year-olds will be on tap for children in the Central Montcalm Public School district following a 5-0 vote by the school board. The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), a state-funded preschool program, had a higher than expected response, leading to a need for additional staffing, according to Superintendent Kristi Teall.


Funeral Notices for August 24, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Friday, August 24, 2012.

Greenville quarterback Curtis Heppe delivers a throw during practice a couple of weeks ago. The senior begins his second year as starting quarterback tonight.

Greenville football ready for opener against longtime rival

The Greenville Yellow Jackets and the Belding Redskins have been playing football against each other for more than 100 years. This year presents a couple of significant changes in the rivalry, one of the best in the state.


Montabella, Central Montcalm ready for openers

The first week of high school football is today with all of the local teams playing their first games. Montabella will be heading to Saugatuck for the first game of the season. This is coming after the Mustangs won their first playoff game last season and finished 9-2.


Redskin runners place second at Lakewood

Both the Belding Redskins boys and girls cross country teams got off to good starts to their 2012 seasons. Each team placed second out of six at the season opening Lakewood Invitational, with the boys placing behind Ionia and the girls in a tight contest behind Hastings.


Daughter threatens mother with gardening scissors in Crystal Township

A 19-year-old woman broke into her mother’s home and threatened her with gardening scissors while intoxicated Thursday. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the resident’s home on Main Street in Crystal Township after it was reported the 19-year-old refused to leave her mother’s home.

Kim Borgeson started her new position as Faith Christian Community School’s administrator on Aug. 6. —Courtesy photo

Belding’s Faith Community Christian School school welcomes new administrator

Faith Community Christian School (FCCS) in Belding welcomed a new administrator this month. Kim Borgeson began working at FCCS on Aug. 6. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social studies and elementary education from Grand Valley State University and her master’s degree in general education from Cornerstone University.