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Dozens of different types of herbs, grown by Montcalm Area Career Center students, were available for purchase at the center’s All Things Green expo Monday evening. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Teachers, students and many vendors were on hand Monday afternoon at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC), where things were “greener” than St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. Green technology and its application to everything from gardening to bio-fuels was the topic of the day at the “All Things Green” expo. The event, held annually at the center, was open to the public and drew a very respectable crowd anxious to see the latest advances in green technology, hear from master gardeners and maybe pick up a couple freebies in the process.

Montcalm County commissioners challenge conservation district officials

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Last month, Montcalm Conservation District officials requested $15,000 from the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners to help the conservation district’s looming budget deficit.

This month, commissioners agreed to help conservation district officials — and to issue them a challenge.

Central Montcalm school board considering digitalized sign

Posted in: Local Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In May 2010, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted unanimously to purchase a digitalized sign to replace a vinyl letter sign currently in use.

Now, nearly four years later, the board is acting on that proposal and accepting bids for a new, updated version of the attention-grabbing sign.

JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

Sports
Lakeview’s Maddie Shurlow looks to take a shot while being double teamed during a game this season. Shurlow was voted to the CSAA first team.

The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team had a tremendous season. The Wildcats finished the regular season with an 18 game winning streak following two losses and won the Central State Activities Association league title.

Yellow Jacket Challenge to finish on Legacy Field

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

Rain, snow and sunshine. Mother Nature has been busy this week in Michigan. With the craziness of the the recent weather, thoughts of running or walking in the seventh annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) may have taken a back seat. With less than two weeks before this year’s event there is still time to get registered for either the 5K run, one mile walk or young Yellow Jacket fun runs.

Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

CSAA names local boys hoops players to all-league tweam

Posted in: Local, Local Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Central State Activities Association saw fit to name three local boys basketball players to the all-conference team. Lakeview’s dynamic duo of Shawn Lindsey and Nate Shurlow were honored by CSAA coaches, while Central Montcalm’s Lane Ledford also was honored. All three were first-team selections.

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  • Stanton’s water goes from yellow to mellow

    Thursday, April 10th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    Water is supposed to be clear, at least the stuff you pour into a glass. But for a long time, in the city of Stanton, that wasn’t always the case. Old, rusting water mains, some laid down during the Eisenhower administration, often turned the city’s water an unappetizing, though essentially harmless, shade of yellow or brown.

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  • Money from state not enough for local road fixes

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, PH.Slider

    With $60.9 million funneling down from the state for road maintenance across Michigan following a long and treacherous winter, one might think massive repair projects are on this spring’s agenda.

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  • Limited use of water meters addressed at Sheridan meeting

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    The idea of installing water meters at an apartment complex was again at the forefront of business for the Sheridan Village Council on Tuesday. Sheridan chiropractor and landlord Douglas Willemin has been trying for several months to convince the council to approve the installation of meters — at the village’s expense — at one or more of the apartment buildings he owns in town. His current water rates, he contends, are far greater than the actual usage at his properties.

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  • Verlander helps Whitecaps to home opener victory

    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The West Michigan Whitecaps were able to put Jan. 3 aside for one night and enjoy some baseball. The Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 Tuesday night in the home opener at Fifth Third Ballpark in front of 7,182 fans.

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