News
Counties, cities and villages across Michigan will receive $60.9 million to help make up ballooned costs from a rough winter. The funding, which is divvied up across the state, won’t mean large repairs for the construction season, but instead maintaining typical services like roadside mowing, line painting and gravel road repair. Pictured is a series of patched potholes along S. Derby Road in Sidney Township in Montcalm County. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

With $60.9 million funneling down from the state for road maintenance across Michigan following a long and treacherous winter, one might think massive repair projects are on this spring’s agenda.

JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

Montcalm County commissioners discuss how to fund Montcalm Alliance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Montcalm Alliance and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are still trying to get on the same page when it comes to funding local economic development. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer updated the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday about the Alliance’s most recent meeting.

Money from state not enough for local road fixes

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, PH.Slider Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

With $60.9 million funneling down from the state for road maintenance across Michigan following a long and treacherous winter, one might think massive repair projects are on this spring’s agenda.

Sports
Tri County’s Jayson Veneklasen wrestles against Grant’s Caleb Yates during Wednesday’s district finals. Tri County won 62-8.

The Tri County Vikings were familiar with the Grant Tigers. The Lakes 8 Conference members has faced each other plenty this season. So it was a surprise when Tri County cruised through the Division 3 district championship match over rival Grant 62-8. The win was the Vikings second consecutive district title.

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

Tragedy leads to rare bowling feat

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Top News Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Bowling is just a game. For some, bowling is just a hobby, a night out of the house. For others, it’s about competition and being the best. But mostly, it’s just a game.

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  • 2 Tri County teachers resign amid computer investigation

    Friday, April 4th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Two Tri County High School teachers resigned in the midst of a school investigation regarding alleged inappropriate computer usage.

    Tri County Area Schools Superintendent Al Cumings confirmed Maureen Baker and Jeff Ells resigned in January. School officials had been investigating Baker and Ells since last October.

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  • Montcalm County Animal Control shuts down dog breeder

    Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Renee Suchil’s home-based dog breeding business has been shut down — again. Suchil started her business, advertised on her website as “Pixie Puppies: Unique Designer Hybrid Puppies just for YOU!!!,” in Kent County’s Solon Township. She was shut down there in 2012 after her neighbors alleged she was running a “puppy mill,” according to a WZZM TV 13 report that year.

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  • Longtime Congressman Dave Camp will not be running for re-election

    Monday, March 31st, 2014
    Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    Today may be April Fool’s Day, but Dave Camp’s announcement yesterday was no joke.

    The longtime congressman and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee will not be pursuing re-election this year. He has served 24 years for the 4th Congressional District, which encompasses the central and northwest section of Michigan.

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  • Montcalm County has wide variety of services for students with special needs

    Saturday, March 29th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Assisting students to make progress in the general curriculum is the role of every school educator, including special education staff. In Montcalm County, the local school districts, as well as the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), employ many staff who provide programs and services to children beginning at birth and ending at 26 years of age. Throughout Montcalm County schools, more than 1,700 students are receiving special education services.

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