A $15 million road construction project on U.S. 131 is well under way. The Michigan Department of Transportation is resurfacing 12 miles of U.S. 131 from Cannonsville Road north to M-46. Traffic is being maintained on U.S. 131 at all times using crossovers, which were constructed last year.
Six fire departments responded to a fully involved fire at a barn that housed dairy cattle late Friday morning. The Maple Valley Township Fire Department was called to 477 Marble Road at 11:25 a.m. with a report that the roof of the barn was on fire.
Montcalm County parks and pavilions officially opened for the season on Tuesday and will remain open until Oct. 31. Members of the Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee took their annual parks tour on Tuesday.
Tri County’s annual trip to Fifth Third Ballpark was a successful one this year. The Vikings had no problems with the Grant Tigers on Monday, winning 10-4 in the annual game at the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps.
Three decades have passed since Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. William “Mac” McCarthy was murdered in the line of duty. The memory of April 27, 1982, still brings Lewis Corwin to tears.
The Tri County Area Schools community has come together to mourn the death of a Pierson teenager who drowned in a fishing accident in Little Whitefish Lake. Sheriff’s divers recovered the body of Dalton Gustinis at 2 p.m. on Saturday — 38 hours after he disappeared. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Little Whitefish Lake in Pierson Township at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday.
A boy is missing after three teenagers went fishing during the early hours this morning. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Little White Fish Lake in Pierson Township regarding a boating accident. The information the deputies have received is three male teenagers launched their 14-foot aluminum boat at the public boat launch. A short time later, the boat began to take on water and capsized.
Montcalm County officials are preparing to cut ties with Recycle World and establish six new unmanned recycling sites throughout the county. Montcalm County currently contracts with Recycle World, based out of a building at M-91 and Sidney Road in Montcalm Township. Recycle World is owned by Kevin Willemstein of Gowen, along with his son. They have four additional employees.
Tri County’s boys basketball team is heading to the district finals, and they can thank Devin Longoria for that. The senior jump-started a stagnant offense and helped the Vikings to a 58-46 win over the Chippewa Hills Warriors Wednesday night in the Class B district tournament at Belding.
Close basketball games usually come down to free throws. Wednesday’s district semifinal between Central Montcalm and Tri County wasn’t any different. In just the final 10 seconds of the game both teams thought they had won the game. Wednesday’s district semifinal between Central Montcalm and Tri County wasn’t any different. In just the final 10 seconds of the game both teams thought they had won the game.