News
Members of the Stanton City Commission continue their search for a new city manager to replace former manager James Freed, who left for another job in Port Huron last month. When hired, the new manager will provide services to both the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Several candidates have come forward seeking the city manager’s position recently vacated by James Freed, who left last month to accept a manager’s position in Port Huron.

Central Montcalm wraps up first round of interviews

Posted in: Local Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education continued its quest to find a new superintendent as two more candidates were interviewed at a special meeting Tuesday evening.

Central Montcalm board picks 3 superintendent finalists

Posted in: Local Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Six candidates for superintendents have been interviewed by the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education within the past five days. After the final interviews Tuesday, school board members discussed how to proceed.

Search continues for Stanton/Lakeview manager

Posted in: Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Several candidates have come forward seeking the city manager’s position recently vacated by James Freed, who left last month to accept a manager’s position in Port Huron.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Oryan Wetherington gets ready to field a ground ball during a game last year. The Hornets finished the season 12-21-1 this year.

Central Montcalm’s baseball team was 12-21-1 this spring, but coach Bob Luginbuhl was still happy with the season. “I was pretty pleased with our level of play,” Luginbuhl said. “I thought we improved as the season went on, starting after the Lakeview loss. After the Lakeview loss in mid-May, we took off after that. We beat some teams with good records after that. That was a stepping stone, so to speak.”

Whitecap makes good with second chance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Mahorn visits Grand Rapids to promote Drive

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, July 18th, 2014

Rick Mahorn has seen a lot of NBA basketball in his time. First as a member of the Detroit Pistons, then as the Pistons’ radio analyst alongside Mark Champion, Mahorn has spent a long time in basketball.

CHIP’S CLIPS: AHL trying to ruin hockey

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

Apparently there were too many NHL games that went into shootouts, and they wanted to do something about it. Enter the American Hockey League, which contains teams that are the No. 1 affiliate of the NHL teams.

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  • Sheridan candidates forum introduces political hopefuls to Montcalm County

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: News Top Story, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, S.Slider

    With the Aug. 5 primary election quickly approaching, Thursday evening proved to be an informative event for more than 60 people who attended the “Meet the Candidates” event at the Sheridan VFW Post. Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan representatives from five races introduced themselves and their reasons for running throughout the two-hour event.

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  • Central Montcalm hires one principal, but loses another

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Between rounds of interviews for a new superintendent, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education, at its monthly meeting Wednesday worked on filling two principal posts.

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  • Central Montcalm starts interviews for leader

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education on Wednesday interviewed two of the six superintendent candidates. Roche LaVictor, currently principal of Discovery Middle School in the Plymouth-Canton District, and Peter W. Bush Jr., currently high school principal for Coopersville Area Public Schools, each fielded a variety of questions in their hour-long interview before the board. The candidates then were given 15 minutes to question the board or present a closing statement.

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  • WALDON’S PONDERINGS: A dramatic jailhouse escape … and recapture

    Thursday, July 17th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Three inmates of the Montcalm County Jail engineered a dramatic escape from their cell by fashioning a skeleton key out of a tin tobacco box, only to be captured in a huckleberry swamp several miles away.

    That was the big news locally 100 years ago this week in the Greenville Independent.

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