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JUST IN: Montcalm Community College to raise tuition by 4 percent

In keeping with statewide averages, tuition at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will be rising once again. Members of the MCC Board of Trustees voted 7-0 this evening to increase tuition at the college for the 2015-2016 school year.

Josh Moomey, a paramedic with Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services, prepares the rear area of an ambulance Monday afternoon before departing for his shift from headquarters in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County Emergency Services receives $22,273 federal grant

Montcalm County Emergency Services has been awarded a $22,273 federal grant, which will be used for a new community paramedic training program. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which awards grants to fire departments and emergency medical services organizations to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first responder personnel. Grants are awarded through a competitive process to applicants whose requests best address the priorities of the grant program.

Student volunteers wait their turn to start digging in at Wiseman Park. The Lakeview Middle School fifth-graders planted 65 red oak, red maple and white paper birch trees at the park as part of a community beautification program funded by a grant from the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview’s Wiseman Park gets improvements

Wiseman Park, located on the northwest side of town, has for time out of mind been little more than a scraggly, weed-infested field. Although maintained regularly by the Lakeview Department of Public Works, it has been, in essence, a plot of land looking for a purpose.

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Carson City-Crystal wins own baseball invitational

Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team had a game to remember in the finals of their own baseball tournament Saturday. The Eagles beat Delton Kellogg 1-0 in the championship game to take the trophy, but more than the trophy was the way the game was played.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, May 9

Central Montcalm 1st: The host Hornets won their own invitational on Saturday. Central Montcalm finished with 139 points. Lakewood was second with 122 points, while Saranac was third with 119. Logan Davis finished first in the 100-meter dash (11.59 seconds) and 200 dash (23.61)…

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SPORTS GALORE: Serious wrestlers wanted for intense training

Success as a wrestler doesn’t come by accident. Successful wrestlers, like most athletes, dedicate hours to perfecting their craft. Wrestling takes place during the winter sports season in Michigan, but it’s the spring and summer months that can elevate an average wrestler to an elite wrestler at the high school level.

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JUST IN: Some parts of Lake Drive may be pedestrian only

LAKEVIEW — A portion of Lake Drive, currently a dirt road slated for paving in the very near future, could be re-designated for pedestrian traffic only. Members of the Village Council heard comments Monday night from property owners near the road who support the move. Dave Hansen and Paul Messman both cited traffic problems along [...]

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JUST IN: DDA discusses grant and loan opportunities

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was wading through the tricky world of government grants this week. During the Tuesday morning meeting, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Area Specialist Aileen Waldron, Michigan State Housing Development Authority Community Outreach Specialist Sue DeVries and Michigan Economic Development Corporation Community Assistance Specialist Ryan Kilpatrick [...]

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Funeral Notices for May 12, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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JUST IN: Edmore Department of Public Works reorganizing after departure of supervisor

The Edmore Village Council unanimously voted 6-0 Monday evening on a shifting of positions, pay rates and schedules at the village’s Department of Public Works (DPW).