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Daily News/Mike TaylorTroopers from the Michigan State Police cordoned off Nelson Drive in Sidney Township throughout the day Tuesday while investigators conducted an examination of homes that were broken into on that road over the weekend. An 80-year-old resident was killed in one of the homes. Police believe the man surprised the intruders, who had expected the home to be vacant. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Alan “Dale” Nelson’s home is one of several tidy cottages lining the sleepy north banks of Nevins Lake. Many are seasonal and stand empty this time of year, waiting for the arrival of summer residents. Sometime over the weekend, at least four of those cottages were broken into. Three of the four were vacant. Nelson’s was not … and the 80-year-old retiree was killed by the intruders.

Local schools weigh balanced calendar vs. traditional calendar

Posted in: L.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

When reflecting on one’s elementary and secondary education today, most people probably reach the same idea about how and when they attended school. They started in early autumn, finished in late spring, and enjoyed a lengthy summer vacation.

Sidney Township man killed in home during apparent break-in

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Alan “Dale” Nelson’s home is one of several tidy cottages lining the sleepy north banks of Nevins Lake. Many are seasonal and stand empty this time of year, waiting for the arrival of summer residents. Sometime over the weekend, at least four of those cottages were broken into. Three of the four were vacant. Nelson’s was not … and the 80-year-old retiree was killed by the intruders.

UPDATE: Police investigating murder of 80-year-old Sidney Township man

Posted in: Local, Photos, S.Slider Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

An 80-year-old Sidney Township man who was found dead in his home was the victim of homicide, police say.

Sports
Central Montcalm coach Rob Putnam talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets went 7-14 overall this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Rob Putnam took over the Central Montcalm girls basketball team this year and admitted it was a learning experience for both him and the team. The Green Hornets ended up 7-14 overall and 4-8 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. Yet Putnam liked the way his first season went.

THE REVIEW: Lucky No. 7 for Izzo

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

As Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo ascended the ladder Sunday evening at the Carrier Dome, a genuine smile was spotted on the face of the veteran. With a pair of scissors, Izzo snipped the final piece of the remains of the net from the hoop, turned to face the crowd and exhibited not one, but a pair of fist pumps.

Inexperience leads to struggles for Central Montcalm girls hoops

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Rob Putnam took over the Central Montcalm girls basketball team this year and admitted it was a learning experience for both him and the team. The Green Hornets ended up 7-14 overall and 4-8 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. Yet Putnam liked the way his first season went.

Central Montcalm wins DH against Lansing Sexton

Posted in: High School Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Central Montcalm started its baseball season with a pair of wins on Saturday. Playing at Lansing Sexton, the Hornets took both ends of a doubleheader, the first game because of a no-hitter by Jesse Petersen.

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  • Stanton sets interviews with engineers for Veterans Memorial Park project

    Friday, March 27th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    A project that will likely be at least five years in the making took another step forward Tuesday when the Stanton City Commission selected three engineering firms to be interviewed for the task of creating Veterans Memorial Park.

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  • THE REVIEW: Another day at the office

    Friday, March 27th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.

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  • MCC students collect blankets and goods for homeless people

    Thursday, March 26th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Looking around her hometown of Greenville, Amber Pelak feels like she recently opened her eyes to a major problem in her community: Homelessness.

    “Sometimes you can be blind to what’s happening in your community,” she said. “Sometimes you can be immune to it.”

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  • Montcalm County sends dog kennel ordinance back to committee

    Thursday, March 26th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, PH.Slider, Photos

    Montcalm County commissioners have decided they were barking up the wrong tree regarding proposed changes to a dog kennel ordinance.

    After almost an hour of public comment Monday, the board voted 7-1 to send the proposed changes back to the county’s Finance & Personnel committee for further revision.

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