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A center lane will be added to Shaw Street in Howard City to accommodate the ever-increasing amount of vehicles waiting to turn into business driveways, such as Leppink's Food Center. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Businesses on this village’s busiest stretch will remain open throughout a $1 million road project set to begin after Labor Day and be completed by next Memorial Day. The Howard City Village Council in July approved a $1,036,389 bid from CL Trucking & Excavating of Ionia to work on Shaw Street from the village’s traffic light at Federal Road (old 131) west on Shaw to the village limits, which are located just short of the U.S. 131 expressway north and south ramps.

Howard City readies for $1 million Shaw Street project

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, PH.Slider Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Businesses on this village’s busiest stretch will remain open throughout a $1 million road project set to begin after Labor Day and be completed by next Memorial Day. The Howard City Village Council in July approved a $1,036,389 bid from CL Trucking & Excavating of Ionia to work on Shaw Street from the village’s traffic light at Federal Road (old 131) west on Shaw to the village limits, which are located just short of the U.S. 131 expressway north and south ramps.

Montcalm County brings on law firm as deficit looms

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, August 20th, 2016

How long does it take to lose $9 million in savings? Montcalm County officials did it in just four years.

Tri County senior named Howard City Harvest Festival queen

Posted in: Local, PH.Slider Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Bridgette Pollaski had some reservations about entering her first pageant, in this case the contest for Harvest Festival queen.

“The word pageant made me hesitant, as all I could picture were Barbie doll girls, mascara tears and helicopter moms,” she told an amused audience during Monday evening’s pageant at Heritage United Methodist Church just south of Howard City.

Sports
Tri County's Lena Thompson, middle, hits an attack over two Big Rapids players during the Central Montcalm Halloween Invitational October 31, 2015.

Lena Thompson has been a hitter throughout her high school career in volleyball.
That all will change when she gets to Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) this fall.

Hornets start season off winning Daily News Invitational crown

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team found a good way to start its season Saturday. The Green Hornets won the Daily News Volleyball Tournament, beating the host Belding Redskins in three games in the championship game to win.

No time to waste: ‘Hit the line hard’ as new sports editor

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.

Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.

Former TC volleyball player Thompson making move to setter in college

Posted in: High School, Pan Handle, Sports, Sports Top Story Monday, June 27th, 2016

Lena Thompson has been a hitter throughout her high school career in volleyball.
That all will change when she gets to Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) this fall.

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  • Schafer dominates 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge race

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    A former prosecutor turned judge emerged as the frontrunner over two attorney challengers Tuesday in the race for 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties. Former Ionia County prosecutor Ron Schafer was appointed to the bench in March after Judge David Hoort resigned. Hoort’s term ends this year and Schafer is now running for election. He was challenged by Ron Finegood and Monica Tissue-Daws, both Stanton-based attorneys.

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  • Lower wins 70th District GOP nomination, Albert takes 86th

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: E.Slider, News Top Story, News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics

    In the two Republican primary races for local state representatives, one challenger walked away with an easy victory, while the second race proved to be a very close call. Voters elected Jim Lower of Cedar Lake to run for Michigan’s 70th State House District and Thomas Albert of Grattan Township to run for Michigan’s 86th State House District.

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  • Voters choose Williams as next Montcalm County sheriff

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, S.Slider

    The tightest race in Montcalm County came down to the sheriff’s next man in command. Voters convincingly chose Undersheriff Mike Williams to succeed longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell on Tuesday. Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year and endorsed Williams to follow in his footsteps.

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  • JUST IN: Schafer dominates 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge race

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    A former prosecutor turned judge emerged as the frontrunner over two attorney challengers Tuesday in the race for 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties.

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