News
Students will face a $25 per contact hour technology fee starting in this fall at Montcalm Community College after a recent vote by the MCC Board of Trustees. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Montcalm Community College (MCC) students are going to see some new fees in the upcoming fall semester. To compensate for falling budgets and rising costs, the MCC Board of Trustees recently voted to raise tuition and to add extra fees to student costs.

Montcalm County commissioners updated on budget situation

Posted in: Local Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Montcalm County officials not only need to stop a bleeding budget — they need to perform open heart surgery on the county’s entire business model.

New summer festival in Stanton gains sponsors, plans events

Posted in: Local Thursday, April 28th, 2016

A planned festival celebrating Montcalm County’s purveyors of epicurean delights is attracting the attention of several corporate sponsors.

Montcalm County building inspectors get first raise in more than a decade

Posted in: Local Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Montcalm County’s two building inspectors are getting their first wage increase in more than a decade. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on Monday to approve a recommendation from the county’s Finance & Personnel committee earlier this month.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Mallory Morgan delivers a pitch during game one of a doubleheader against Tri County on Friday. Morgan earned the win in nine innings of work. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

In a game that should have a significant implication on the CSAA Gold championship, Central Montcalm and Tri County needed nine innings to decide the winner. The Hornets — the defending league champions — trailed 4-1 after three innings before making a comeback to win 7-4 over the Vikings in game one of a doubleheader on Friday. The Hornets scored twice in the fifth inning. They tied the game in the top of the seventh — without a hit — before scoring three times in the final inning to pull off the win.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 27

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Greenville 0-2: The Yellow Jackets lost two games to Northview on Tuesday. The Wildcats won the first game 15-3 in five innings, with the only Greenville runs coming on a bases-loaded double by Kelsea McConnell — one of two hits she had in the game. Sabrina Brown also had two hits…

Chip’s Clips: Where the Red Wings go from here

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

After another playoff disappointment, the Detroit Red Wings have some work to do to get back to being a contender for the Stanley Cup. Sure, the Wings have made the playoffs for 25 years. But in the past few years, it’s been a struggle to get there. In order to make it 26 straight and do some damage, the Wings will have to make a lot of changes.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 25

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats dominated in a CSAA win at home Monday. Brookelyn Reed scored twice, while Savannah Sharp, Jordan Hart, Amanda Larson and Kenadee Cordray each scored once. Danielle Carpenter made one save.

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  • Montcalm County undersheriff continues role as interim jail admin

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    The Montcalm County Jail will be short an administrator and a corrections officer for at least another month. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners reviewed a request Monday from Sheriff Bill Barnwell to fill the vacant jail administrator position, as well as a vacant corrections officer position.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 25

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School

    Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats dominated in a CSAA win at home Monday. Brookelyn Reed scored twice, while Savannah Sharp, Jordan Hart, Amanda Larson and Kenadee Cordray each scored once. Danielle Carpenter made one save.

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  • Legislators get early start on state budget

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, doesn’t find the state budget an exciting topic, but it is one that he deems important. Outman spent more than 30 minutes on the subject of the upcoming 2016-2017 fiscal year state budget during Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College, as two budget bills were introduced in the House of Representatives last week.

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  • ON THE RECORD: Montcalm County cracking down on recycling site abuse

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    One man has been convicted and fined after dumping garbage at a Montcalm County recycling site, putting a face to a countywide problem.

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