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From left, Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kyle Hamlin, Tri County Area Schools Superintendent Allen Cumings and MCC President Bob Ferrentino discuss the “hybrid college” arrangement between the two school districts and the college Tuesday evening during the monthly MCC Board of Trustees meeting in Pierson Township. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Community College strives to help students from throughout the area, and those efforts wouldn’t be complete without a dedicated reach to the county’s panhandle area. The MCC Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting at the college’s Panhandle Area Center just south of Howard City on Tuesday evening to provide an update on the college’s involvement in the area.

TC, Lakeview start joint ‘hybrid’ early college program with MCC

Posted in: Local, Local, News Top Story, News Top Story, PH.Slider Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Montcalm Community College strives to help students from throughout the area, and those efforts wouldn’t be complete without a dedicated reach to the county’s panhandle area. The MCC Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting at the college’s Panhandle Area Center just south of Howard City on Tuesday evening to provide an update on the college’s involvement in the area.

Ionia, Montcalm counties get new 4-H coordinators

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

Ionia and Montcalm counties have new 4-H coordinators, but they are no longer sharing. Nicole Grabowski is Ionia County’s new coordinator while Tarin Minkel is Montcalm County’s new coordinator. They both fill the vacancy left by former Ionia-Montcalm coordinator Rebecca McCafferty, who resigned in mid-June to take another 4-H position in Florida. McCafferty had worked as 4-H coordinator for both Ionia and Montcalm counties, part-time in each county.

BACK TO SCHOOL: What’s new at local districts this year

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos Friday, August 29th, 2014

Staff and students have a lot to be excited about as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway Tuesday.

The rewards of voter-approved bond proposals in Belding, Carson City-Crystal and Lakeview are visible for all to see. A new superintendent is testing the waters at Central Montcalm while incoming freshman are making a “graduation pledge” at Greenville.

Sports
Tri County’s Dylan Lagunas, right, and Kent City’s Zach Austin go for a ball during the two teams’ game Monday.

Tri County’s soccer team has been scoring in bunches all season. The Vikings scored a bunch again Monday, mercying the Kent City Eagles in one half 8-0.

THE REVIEW: Recognizing a legacy

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

Everyone has a story to tell. For local entrepreneur Bob Sullivan it spans generations and encompasses some of the greatest moments in Michigan’s storied history of business and baseball.

ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept 13

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, September 15th, 2014

Greenville boys seventh, girls sixth at Sparta: The Yellow Jacket boys scored 177 points to finish seventh in the Blue division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, while the girls scored 170 for sixth place…

Defense leads Central Montcalm by Tri County

Posted in: High School, High School Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Central Montcalm junior Tyler McGuire was going nowhere fast on offense during Friday’s rain-soaked game against Tri County, so the two-way starter did his damage on the other side of scrimmage. After being thrown for losses in the offensive backfield five separate times in the first half, McGuire scored on two long touchdowns after stripping the football from a Tri County running back to ignite a 41-7 Central State Activities Association Gold Division victory at Central Montcalm.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 3

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    White Cloud 3, Lakeview 1: The Wildcats lost on the road in CSAA play on Wednesday against the Indians. White Cloud won 25-22, 25-20, 25-27, 25-17…

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  • THE REVIEW: One team, one dream

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    When an individual processes the ability to reassure a group of thousands through something as simple as a smile, this is truly a gift. The signature grin and youthful exuberance of West Michigan Whitecaps second baseman Javier Betancourt seems to come as naturally to him as his ability to set the table for turning an effortless double play.

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  • BACK TO SCHOOL: What’s new at local districts this year

    Friday, August 29th, 2014
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos

    Staff and students have a lot to be excited about as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway Tuesday.

    The rewards of voter-approved bond proposals in Belding, Carson City-Crystal and Lakeview are visible for all to see. A new superintendent is testing the waters at Central Montcalm while incoming freshman are making a “graduation pledge” at Greenville.

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  • Tri County holds on against Lakeview

    Friday, August 29th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School

    Tri County quarterback John Zuzula scored the first touchdown of the game and Lakeview running back John Zuluaga-Torres scored the final one. But it was an extra point and a shutdown, second-half defensive effort by both teams that proved to be the difference in Tri County’s 14-13 season-opening victory at Lakeview Friday night.

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