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The White Pine Trail runs north to south from Cadillac to Comstock Park with stops in multiple communities, including downtown Howard City. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Plans are underway to line almost half of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail with crushed limestone instead of paved asphalt — and Montcalm County residents are not pleased. The north to south White Pine Trail is about 90 miles long from Cadillac to Comstock Park with stops in Tustin, Leroy, Ashton, Reed City, Paris, Big Rapids, Stanwood, Morley, Howard City, Pierson, Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, Rockford and Belmont.

Tri County graduating senior known for talent on the trumpet

Posted in: Local, PH.Slider, Photos Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

The trumpet is neither a shy nor reluctant instrument. Its clear call is designed to bring to attention anyone within earshot. Maybe that’s why Katherine “Katie” Lindsey picked it up in the sixth grade. Now, on the eve of her high school graduation, she’s leaving a local legacy as Tri County’s premier trumpeter.

Bath school tragedy revisited for historic novel

Posted in: Local, Local Saturday, May 9th, 2015

As the 88th anniversary of the deadliest school attack in American history approaches, an author is hoping Montcalm County residents can help shed some light on two victims with local connections.

Douglas Haney, a retired bio-health research psychologist, has been spending the past year writing a novel titled “The Angels of May: The Inspirational History of Bath Township’s Resurrection From Tragedy.”

Little Whitefish Lake Association wants county’s help with sewer payments

Posted in: Local, PH.Slider, Photos Thursday, May 7th, 2015

A groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited sewer project on Little Whitefish Lake took place in March 1997.

The $2.2 million project included a $1.262 million loan which would be paid off by property owners in a special assessment district over 40 years at a 5 percent interest rate, plus a $939,000 federal grant. The project included 12,000 feet of sanitary sewer line, onsite pumping facilities, a force main and a lift station on the 181-acre lake in Pierson Township.

Sports
Lakeview’s Jordan Hart, right, kicks the ball away as Tri County’s Savannah Wilson closes in during the teams’ game Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Both Lakeview’s and Tri County’s girls soccer coaches said the same thing after their teams played each other Friday. They both said it was a good game.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 18

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Vestaburg splits with Farwell: The Wolverines were on the road Monday and came away with one win and one loss. Game one went to Farwell, 15-5. Tyler McGarvey took the loss. Mitch Sellers, Alex Steed and Jaren Smith each had two hits. Vestaburg won game two, 6-5…

34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

Tri County beats Lakeview in soccer

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Both Lakeview’s and Tri County’s girls soccer coaches said the same thing after their teams played each other Friday. They both said it was a good game.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

    Friday, May 15th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

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  • CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.

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  • THE REVIEW: Finding the missing pieces

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Welcome to the month of May. That wonderful time of year when sports fans are preparing for the second month of regular season baseball and just like that, the National Football League is once again a topic of conversation. For the Detroit Lions, the focal point of the 2015 NFL draft came in the form of repairing a running game that finished the 2014 regular season ranked 28th in rushing yards with 1,422, averaging roughly 3.6 yards per carry.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Serious wrestlers wanted for intense training

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Success as a wrestler doesn’t come by accident. Successful wrestlers, like most athletes, dedicate hours to perfecting their craft. Wrestling takes place during the winter sports season in Michigan, but it’s the spring and summer months that can elevate an average wrestler to an elite wrestler at the high school level.

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