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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

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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.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Taste of Home a hit in Greenville

Culinary Specialist and Consultant for the Taste of Home Cooking School Eric Villegas entertained a crowd of hundreds of spectators during the Taste of Home Cooking Show at the Performing Arts Center at Greenville High School Thursday evening. Villegas prepared 10 separate meals as everyone followed along in their cookbooks during the three-hour show.


2 arrested on heroin charges in Morley

Two people were arrested on Tuesday on felony charges related to the sale of heroin in the Morley area. Tiffany Marie Bergstrom and Carl Lean Schmitt were both arrested for delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin as well as conspiracy to deliver heroin.

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Friends, family remember longtime Vestaburg educator

From an athlete, husband and father to a coach, teacher and superintendent, friends and family remember how one man shaped the community of Vestaburg. Keats R. Wood, who spent his life teaching, leading and coaching others and making a difference wherever he went, died on Saturday at his home. “He as a great man,” said Larry Koutz, a Vestaburg High School math teacher and close friend of Wood.

Chelsea Schaap loading her car with the help of her children, Keaton and Eliot Schaap. She rented two booths to sell her items at the Mom 2 Mom Sale at Greenville Community Church. — Courtesy photo

Mom 2 Mom Sale in Greenville on Saturday

Kids seem to grow like weeds and many families shop consignment and resale shops to cut costs. The Mom 2 Mom Sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Greenville Community Church is a practical way to buy and sell children’s clothing and essentials.


Funeral Notices for March 9, 2012

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Belding council OKs agreement for Ash donation to Belrockton

A decision on the money donated from the Blanche E. Ash Trust to the Belrockton Museum has officially been made. Members of the Belding City Council approved a motion Tuesday night at the Pere Marquette Depot to establish a Belrockton fund agreement between the city and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.