News
Howard City Village President S. Michael Scott, at left, addresses council members during Monday night’s discussion about hiring a village manager. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

The current Cedar Springs city manager and a former Edmore village manager are among the finalists for this village’s top job. The Howard City Village Council met Monday night to choose three finalists out of 15 applications for the part-time village manager position. The three finalists are former Edmore Village Manager Eric Dodson, village of Lawrence Department of Public Works specialist Daniel Faulkner and current Cedar Springs City Manager Thad Taylor.

Ebola is minor threat locally, but health officials are ready

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, October 31st, 2014

An infectious disease outbreak like Ebola usually has three things working in its favor: A lack of remedies, a lack of precautions and an unchecked system to where those infected travel beyond ground zero.

Fortunately, if ever an infectious disease were to threaten the mid-Michigan area, health officials say they are more than ready.

Howard City chooses 3 village manager finalists

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, PH.Slider Monday, October 27th, 2014

The current Cedar Springs city manager and a former Edmore village manager are among the finalists for this village’s top job. The Howard City Village Council met Monday night to choose three finalists out of 15 applications for the part-time village manager position. The three finalists are former Edmore Village Manager Eric Dodson, village of Lawrence Department of Public Works specialist Daniel Faulkner and current Cedar Springs City Manager Thad Taylor.

Howard City receives $400,000 SAW grant

Posted in: Local Saturday, October 25th, 2014

This small village recently became the second town in Montcalm County to receive a Stormwater, Asset Management & Wastewater (SAW) grant. The $423,963 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) — with a village funding match of about $47,000 — will allow Howard City to begin an otherwise expensive assessment of its wastewater and storm water systems.

Sports
Lakeview’s Sadie Massie, right, tries to put an attack past the block of Cedar Springs’ Sydney Plummer (2) and Brooke Bennett, middle, during the Morley Stanwood Invitational Saturday. - Chip Burch

Tri County’s volleyball team had a chance to pull off an upset of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks at the Mohawks’ own invitational Saturday. But Morley Stanwood, ranked fifth in the state in Class C by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, ended up with a 25-21, 25-8 win over the Vikings.

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a roster

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It was a dream lineup. Some of the league’s hottest hitters all together under the same roof, sporting the storied English D. What was predicted to be a dominating season would ultimately take an unfortunate turn for the Detroit Tigers and thanks to a midseason unraveling, 1984 would continue to hold its place in the franchise’s history.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 24

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Saturday, October 25th, 2014

CC-Crystal 56, Potterville 28: The Eagles will go into the playoffs with momentum after beating the Vikings Friday night. Dallas O’Green had the hat trick, getting two touchdowns running, catching a touchdown pass from Zach Pringle and returning a kickoff 70 yards for another score…

THE REVIEW: Rebuilding a kicker

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

It’s been over 20 years since the Detroit Lions and their fans have had to even entertain the thought of a struggle in their kicking game. They’ve more than made up for it by experiencing difficulty in other areas, as we all know.

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  • Howard City Village Council reviewing manager applications

    Monday, October 20th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    This village has been without an official manager for three years.
    Village President S. Michael Scott has been partially filling the position since the last village manager, Mark Rambo, left in September 2011. But in one month, Scott is retiring, leaving the village without a leader.

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  • Montcalm Alliance re-established as Montcalm Economic Alliance

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

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  • THE REVIEW: A new generation of Griffins

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brennan Evans pictures have captured some of the greatest moments throughout the journey of the veteran’s career, including a moment shared between he and his greatest inspiration, his father.

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  • Tri County falls to host Mohawks

    Monday, October 13th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    Tri County’s volleyball team had a chance to pull off an upset of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks at the Mohawks’ own invitational Saturday. But Morley Stanwood, ranked fifth in the state in Class C by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, ended up with a 25-21, 25-8 win over the Vikings.

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