News
Auctioneer Marty Spaulding, left, points to a woman holding her bidding card high in the air during Tuesday’s Montcalm/Ionia county public land auction at the Sheridan Community Center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

On the surface, a piece of vacant, foreclosed property in Edmore would attract little to no attention to anyone driving past it. But at Tuesday’s Montcalm/Ionia county public land auction, nearly every piece of property up for grabs, including small empty parcels such as that rural roadside lot on North Cedar Lake Road, commanded attention.

Ionia and Montcalm counties recoup unpaid taxes through land auction

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

On the surface, a piece of vacant, foreclosed property in Edmore would attract little to no attention to anyone driving past it. But at Tuesday’s Montcalm/Ionia county public land auction, nearly every piece of property up for grabs, including small empty parcels such as that rural roadside lot on North Cedar Lake Road, commanded attention.

Forum discusses conservation issues with 70th District candidate

Posted in: Politics Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

State House candidate Jim Lower had the opportunity to talk conservation with potential constituents Monday evening. Twin Ponds Sports Shop in Stanton hosted what was supposed to be a candidate forum to talk about various conservation issues that affect the 70th District and the state of Michigan as a whole. However, Lower of Cedar Lake was the only candidate to attend.

IN BRIEF: Stanton City Commission discusses 20-year plan

Posted in: Local, News, Stanton Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The Stanton City Commission presented a 20-year master plan during Tuesday’s meeting.

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 [...]

Hornets start season off winning Daily News Invitational crown

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Sports Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team found a good way to start its season Saturday. The Green Hornets won the Daily News Volleyball Tournament, beating the host Belding Redskins in three games in the championship game to win.

No time to waste: ‘Hit the line hard’ as new sports editor

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.

Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.

CM alums help out at JV camp

Posted in: High School, Sports, Sports Top Story, Stanton Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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 [...]

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  • No time to waste: ‘Hit the line hard’ as new sports editor

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.

    Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.

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  • Montcalm County brings on law firm as deficit looms

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    How long does it take to lose $9 million in savings? Montcalm County officials did it in just four years.

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  • Daily News Invitational ‘first measurement’ for Hornets’ team

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

      STANTON — There are five seniors and seven players with varsity experience on Central Montcalm’s varsity volleyball team this year, however, who leads the team will be a game-by-game outcome. “We are very team-oriented, which is different than past teams,” said head coach John Johnson, who is in his third year as coach of [...]

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  • Central Montcalm schools move ahead with bond

    Thursday, August 18th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education on Monday approved an agreement with a construction company to begin upgrades in site improvements, secure entrances and structural changes to most of the district’s buildings.

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