News
Randy Heckman is wearing a lot of hats in Howard City these days — business owner, fire chief, village manager and village president. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Imagine waking up in the early morning hours and firing up the snowplow to clear local streets, ushering in mourners for an afternoon funeral visitation, researching a possible zoning violation, presiding over an evening village council meeting and then being roused from your sleep well after midnight to rush out and fight a fire.

Gov. Snyder’s speech inspires GOP

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder gave another one of his patented “relentlessly positive” speeches Tuesday during his State of the State address. The speech showcased what Snyder saw as highlights of Michigan’s past year, as well as introduced several new proposals, which inspired his own party.

Rep. Moolenaar: Obama delivers mixed messages

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

President Barack Obama took a straightforward approach to his State of the Union address Tuesday, declaring the end of a recession and two wars and the start of more jobs and health insurance … and victoriously taking credit for all of the above.

The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance sign partnership

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.

On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.

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.

SPORTS GALORE: Ledford stays positive, Hornets stay focused

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Lane Ledford made a move he has done several hundred times in his basketball career. On Friday, the Central Montcalm senior drove to the basket, along the baseline. Colliding with a Chippewa Hills defender, Ledford fell to the court with his left arm extended.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 20

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Greenville 54, Morley Stanwood 47: The Yellow Jackets turned a two-point deficit through three quarters into a win with a 19-11 fourth quarter Tuesday night. Ethan Morris led Greenville with 10 points and 12 rebounds…

THE REVIEW: Becoming the eighth man

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Baseball, as with any sport, is a game of adversity. It’s your best pitch against his best swing and try as we may, we aren’t always able to come out on top.

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  • Pistons Flight Crew to perform in Greenville

    Saturday, January 17th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls basketball teams played at The Palace of Auburn Hills a week ago. Now, a team from The Palace will be coming to Greenville. The Detroit Pistons Flight Crew and official mascot Hooper will be in attendance on Jan. 30 and will perform between the boys and girls varsity games against Wyoming that night.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 16

    Saturday, January 17th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Lakeview 61, Kent City 42: The Wildcats had no problems with the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow canned 19 points, Caleb Ruvalcaba added 13 and John Zuluaga-Torres added nine points and nine rebounds…

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Tigers still need Scherzer

    Friday, January 16th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    In a mere five weeks, another Major League Baseball season will begin with the reporting of pitchers and catchers to spring training facilities around Arizona and Florida. The Detroit Tigers’ battery mates report to Lakeland on Feb. 19 with their first workout a day later. Position players report on Feb. 23 with their first workout, also a day later.

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  • Online registration is open for Yellow Jacket Challenge

    Friday, January 16th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    By mid-January in Michigan, spring and summer are long forgotten seasons of joy. With temperatures well below freezing, snow and ice everywhere, spring is a wish for many. After a long holiday season, meaning filling up on food and dessert, this is the time of year to get back in shape.

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