News
Stanton City Clerk/Treasurer Lori Braman and Mayor Ken Burris listen to discussion during Tuesday night’s Stanton City Commission meeting. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

The future of Stanton’s Veterans Memorial Park is uncertain after the Stanton City Commission voted to rescind state grants for the park. Last December, Stanton officials learned they were approved for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant worth $296,000, but it required at $596,800 match.

CM school board discusses sex ed curriculum

Posted in: Local Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The seven members of the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard a presentation Monday on the district’s Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and a possible addition to the Sex and Reproductive Health Curriculum. Amanda McLaughlin, Multi Tiered Systems of Support coordinator, gave the school board an update on PBIS, now in its second year of a three-year project.

Stanton Veterans Park plans take a big step back

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The future of Stanton’s Veterans Memorial Park is uncertain after the Stanton City Commission voted to rescind state grants for the park. Last December, Stanton officials learned they were approved for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant worth $296,000, but it required at $596,800 match.

Trio of female cousins from Saginaw get jail for robbing Sidney man

Posted in: Local Sunday, February 19th, 2017

A trio of female cousins from Saginaw received jail sentences for their roles in robbing a Sidney Township home last autumn.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Shalie Shank bumps during a practice at the alumni-JV camp Tuesday.

STANTON — While the Central Montcalm varsity volleyball team was away at a camp this week, the JV team had a camp of their own at the high school. The camp had some very special teachers. The more than 20 campers were taught by former varsity volleyball coach Amy Tasker, and she brought in some [...]

21 local wrestlers move to individual state finals at The Palace March 2-4

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

A total of 21 local wrestlers are going to The Palace of Auburn Hills to try to win a title. All 21 finished fourth or better at their individual tournaments across the state and will move on to wrestle at The Palace for the final time March 2 to March 4.

Martin’s 50 points lead Big Rapids over Central Montcalm

Posted in: High School Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Demetri Martin showed why he may be the best basketball player in the state against Central Montcalm on Friday. The Big Rapids senior forward dropped a school single-game record 50 points to help his Cardinals (15-1 overall, 11-0 CSAA-Gold) earn a 83-45 win during Central Montcalm’s Orange Out event, which raises awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Battle of league’s overall lead goes to Big Rapids, beats Central Montcalm

Posted in: High School Saturday, February 18th, 2017

For a moment, it looked as though Central Montcalm’s Orange Out event was going to include a great comeback victory Friday. However, the Cardinals of Big Rapids, who were tied for first in the overall standings of the Central States Activities Association with the Green Hornets before the game, proved too much in the end, securing a 52-42 victory.

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  • Stanton hires new city manager; mayor resigns, blames new mayor

    Thursday, February 16th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story

    In the last five months, this city lost its manager, searched for a manager with Lakeview, cut ties with Lakeview, appointed an acting city manager and began advertising for a permanent manager. The “convoluted process,” as Stanton City Commissioner Karl Yoder called it, came to a close Tuesday night when the Stanton City Commission unanimously voted to offer acting City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert the full-time city manager job with a one-year contract.

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  • Montcalm County commissioners hear update from new auditor

    Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider

    The Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee heard some hopeful news Monday from the county’s new auditor.

    Joe Verlin of Gabridge & Co., a Grand Rapids-based auditing firm, updated commissioners on the ongoing county audit.

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  • IN BRIEF: Stanton gets new mayor, city manager

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    The Stanton City Commission once again saw some personnel changes at Monday night’s meeting.

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  • Central Montcalm’s Libby Ledford doesn’t let type 1 diabetes control her life

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
    Posted in: High School

    Libby Ledford is a competitor. If you ask her, she will admit she doesn’t like losing. The 16-year-old Central Montcalm sophomore never liked losing to her older brother, Lane. The siblings enjoy competing in pick-up games of basketball in the driveway. She’s just as competitive in drag racing in the summer as well as on the court for the Green Hornets basketball. She is a second-year starter for the varsity team.

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