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Howard City Village President S. Michael Scott is stepping down after 40 years on the village council. He is the fourth generation of his family to serve on the council. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

A member of the Scott family has sat on the Howard City Village Council for four generations in a row — three times as village president. That notable feat ends tomorrow.

JUST IN: Howard City Village Council hires new president as manager

Posted in: Local Monday, December 15th, 2014

HOWARD CITY — The Howard City Village Council unanimously voted to call off an ongoing village manager search in favor of hiring newly elected Village President Randy Heckman as interim village manager.

Montcalm County officials considering creating PACE district

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos, S.Slider Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Installing energy-efficient heating and cooling systems saves lots of green in the long run, but the initial investment cost leaves many people seeing red.

Some Michigan business owners are considering whether Michigan’s Public Act 270 of 2010, the property assessed clean energy (PACE) act, can help them upgrade their facilities in a high efficiency manner while spreading the cost over a longer, more affordable timeframe.

UPDATE: Tri County school bus strikes tree, several students injured

Posted in: Local Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Several students were injured when a Tri County Area Schools bus slid off the road and struck a tree Wednesday afternoon near Howard City.

The accident occurred around 3 p.m. at Tamarack and Daggett roads. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.

Sports
Carson City-Crystal’s Alex Baker, left, hand fights with Tri County’s Nick McGhan during Saturday’s Tri County Invitational. McGhan defeated Baker 3-0. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 47-30. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The Sparta Spartans outlasted good competition all day long to finish with an unblemished record and won the Tri County wrestling invitational on Saturday. The Spartans went 5-0, capping their day with a pin at 130 pounds to come from behind and defeat the Comstock Park Panthers in their final match of the day. Trailing 36-32, the pin gave Sparta a 38-36 victory.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…

THE REVIEW: Tasting a title

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

t’s been a long time coming. The paper bag hoods have been placed on the shelf and a devoted group of football enthusiasts are learning to revisit an aspect of the game that seems to have avoided Detroit Lions fans for far too long.

Sparta wins Tri County wrestling invitational

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Sparta Spartans outlasted good competition all day long to finish with an unblemished record and won the Tri County wrestling invitational on Saturday. The Spartans went 5-0, capping their day with a pin at 130 pounds to come from behind and defeat the Comstock Park Panthers in their final match of the day. Trailing 36-32, the pin gave Sparta a 38-36 victory.

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  • UPDATE: Tri County school bus strikes tree, several students injured

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Several students were injured when a Tri County Area Schools bus slid off the road and struck a tree Wednesday afternoon near Howard City.

    The accident occurred around 3 p.m. at Tamarack and Daggett roads. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.

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  • UPDATE: Teenage pedestrian, pregnant woman and toddler all injured in Howard City accident

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    A teenage pedestrian and a baby were injured and a pregnant woman went into labor when two vehicles collided Tuesday afternoon in Howard City. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident on M-82 just east of Amy School Road around 3:45 p.m.

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  • THE REVIEW: A pit stop in Booker

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Any road trip enthusiast will be the first to tell you that some of the most picturesque towns across America are not discovered on purpose. If you should happen to make your way along State Highway 15 through the northeast corner of the Texas panhandle, you may be just fortunate enough to stumble across the town of Booker.

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  • JUST IN: Teenage pedestrian and baby injured in 2-vehicle crash in Howard City, pregnant woman goes into labor

    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    A teenage pedestrian and a baby were injured and a pregnant woman went into labor when two vehicles collided this afternoon in Howard City.

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