Tri County School Board President Jill Fennessy, right, shakes hands with Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht after received the Level 4 Master Certification for improving her leadership skills and becoming a more effective school leader March 30 during the countywide school board meeting in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tri County Area Schools Board President Jill Fennessy approaches her position with an energy and passion that is sometimes lacking in today’s world of public education. And now, Fennessy will take that dedication to public education to the state level, as she has been elected to serve on the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Board of Directors.

Outman making second attempt to keep e-cigarettes away from kids

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Photos, S.Slider Saturday, April 25th, 2015

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes grows, so too does the amount of questions raised regarding how they should be regulated. Are they dangerous? What’s in them? Are they a legitimate substitute for traditional cigarettes?

Michigan works? Future uncertain for four-county jobs agency

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, April 25th, 2015

What’s been working for a four-county area in central Michigan for the past 35 years may not be working anymore.

The Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) has been in existence since 1981. The agency is unique in that it encompasses four counties — Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm — and works in conjunction with local EightCAP services.

Grace Community Church marks 20 years in Howard City

Posted in: Local, PH.Slider, Photos Friday, April 24th, 2015

Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformation’s preeminent priest and professor of theology, once said, “Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.”
The congregation of Grace Community Church also chooses to stake their confidence on grace.

Carson City-Crystal's Dillen Decker points to his family after defeating Montabella’s Joey Durham 15-6 in the Division 4, 152-pound final on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 20

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats played outstanding defense and didn’t allow a shot, while shutting out Kent City at home on Monday. Tricia Beckett, Jordan Hart, Kenadee Cordray, Tereza Kralikova, Laura Pachaly and Rylee Nielsen all scored goals for the Wildcats…

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Top News Monday, April 20th, 2015

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…

  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

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  • Tri County mercies Lakeview for first win

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School

    Tri County’s baseball team was still stinging from going 0-4 in a trip to Indiana over spring break. However, the Vikings came out of that funk in a hurry Tuesday night.

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  • THE REVIEW: The Miguel effect

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Something is going right in the city of Detroit. Detroit, you say? The city where dreams of professional athletic grandeur have gone to die a slow and painful death for so many years?

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  • Hunters get ready to bag a bird during spring turkey season

    Monday, April 13th, 2015
    Posted in: E.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story

    Up until now, the only turkeys in Montcalm County that have been knocked down have been those on the bowling lane. However, that is about to change. Starting next Monday, hunters will be out in the woods trying to bag the wily wild turkey. Spring turkey season opens up at 6:20 a.m. on April 20 and hunters are getting excited to get out in the field.

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