News
Jim Kersjes of Grand Rapids, a volunteer with the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, prepares to help kayakers portage around fallen trees in the Tamarack Creek. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

A group representing the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly recently kayaked down a local tributary, and I went along for the ride. A banner boasting the epic title “Voyage of Discovery” was on display last Friday morning at Minnie Farmer Park on the east side of Howard City. The voyage covered about three miles of the Tamarack Creek from Minnie Farmer Park’s artesian well to Artman Park on Howard City’s west side.

Howard City teen wins 4-H Best in Show Still Exhibit

Posted in: Local Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

As the Montcalm County 4-H Fair was just beginning last week, 4-H’er Jacob Drake was miles away, fishing with a friend on the Muskegon River near Croton Dam. It was then that his phone buzzed with a text message delivering a bit of surprising news.

Howard City businesses hoping for $100,000 grant

Posted in: Local Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Two Howard City businesses are hoping to earn $100,000 from Mission Main Street Grants. Kindel & Co. at 133 E. Edgerton St. and and KC Sales & Service Inc. at 338 Willow St. and 707 Ensley St. have both applied for one of the $100,000 grants from Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants.

Montcalm County officials debate Pierson Township sewer fund

Posted in: Local, Stanton Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Well, this stinks. That was the consensus at Monday’s subcommittee meeting during which Montcalm County officials attempted to sort out a sewer fund discrepancy involving Little Whitefish Lake in Pierson Township.

Sports
Central Montcalm pitcher Scylar Blaisdell in action this season. Blaisdell earned CSAA Gold first team honors.

The Central Montcalm Hornets won the CSAA Gold softball championship this season, its first conference title since 1987. The Hornets went 12-0 in league play (29-8 overall) and had seven players earn conference honors. Tri County finished the season 16-22 overall and fifth in the CSAA Gold. Four Vikings earned conference honors this season.

First-timer wins 4-H Fair Demo Derby

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

Kathleen Courtright of Howard City had never entered a demolition derby in her life. Courtright decided to enter the one at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Saturday night. She won it.

THE REVIEW: Keeping it in the family

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, June 29th, 2015

You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.

Wilker, 3 others earn All-State softball honors

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story Friday, June 19th, 2015

The Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association released its All-State honorees on Wednesday. In all, four area players earned All-State honors this season. For the second straight season, Belding’s Greta Wilker was named to the Division 2 first team. This year as a utility fielder (third base in 2014).

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  • Howard City businesses hoping for $100,000 grant

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    Two Howard City businesses are hoping to earn $100,000 from Mission Main Street Grants. Kindel & Co. at 133 E. Edgerton St. and and KC Sales & Service Inc. at 338 Willow St. and 707 Ensley St. have both applied for one of the $100,000 grants from Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants.

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  • Greenville hosts Lakeview, Tri County in 7-on-7 passing camp

    Friday, June 12th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    The Michigan High School football season is a little less than two months away. To be exact, the first official practice allowed is Aug. 10. On Thursday, the Greenville Yellow Jackets hosted the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings in a 7-on-7 passing camp at Legacy Field. It was the first camp for both the Wildcats and Vikings, but second for Greenville as they were at Rockford on Tuesday. All three coaches seem pleased with their teams’ effort.

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  • Montcalm County officials debate Pierson Township sewer fund

    Thursday, June 11th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Stanton

    Well, this stinks. That was the consensus at Monday’s subcommittee meeting during which Montcalm County officials attempted to sort out a sewer fund discrepancy involving Little Whitefish Lake in Pierson Township.

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  • Tri County soccer wins 19 games

    Thursday, June 11th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Tri County’s girls soccer team had a season to remember, even if it didn’t end the way they wanted it to. The Vikings went 19-6 this season, punctuated by the fact that none of the six losses they suffered was in regulation. Tri County had their season end in a shootout in the Division 2 district semifinals, losing to Newaygo in an otherwise scoreless game.

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