News
Amy Meinhardt, who was offered the position of superintendent of Central Montcalm Public School on Monday, speaks with sixth grade science teacher Bob Luginbuhl, left, on Tuesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Amy Meinhardt began as a kindergarten student at Central Montcalm Public School. After college graduation, she was hired by the district to be a first grade teacher. At a special school board meeting Monday night, Meinhardt was hired once again … this time as the new superintendent.

PACE district proposal stalls amid questions from county commissioners

Posted in: Local, Local Thursday, January 29th, 2015

A proposal to create a clean energy district in Montcalm County stalled Monday when county commissioners couldn’t find anyone to answer their questions. In December, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted to obtain public comment about contracting with Lean & Green Michigan to create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district within the county.

Stanton in need of new plan for DNR dollars

Posted in: Local Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Sometimes, good things come to those who wait. This can be a hopeful philosophy, particularly when the party doing the waiting has no choice. Such is the case for the city of Stanton.

Central Montcalm’s own Amy Meinhardt to be the next superintendent

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Amy Meinhardt began as a kindergarten student at Central Montcalm Public School. After college graduation, she was hired by the district to be a first grade teacher. At a special school board meeting Monday night, Meinhardt was hired once again … this time as the new superintendent.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Todd Switzer fires up a three-point shot during the fourth quarter of Friday’s home game against Big Rapids. Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Todd Switzer’s fourth three-pointer was his biggest of the night, and quite possibly the biggest of the season. With just 2.6 seconds remaining, Switzer, who was also fouled on the shot, drained his final three-pointer and only free throw of the night to give the Central Montcalm Hornets a thrilling, 46-42 come-from-behind victory over the Big Rapids Cardinals on Friday night.

Lakeview continues winning, beats Central Montcalm

Posted in: High School, High School Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Lakeview’s boys basketball team showed Central Montcalm why they are one of the best teams in the area. The Wildcats held their rival, the Green Hornets, to just six points in the first quarter, then hung on to beat them 49-42 Tuesday night.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 27

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Greenville 59, FH Eastern 47: The Yellow Jackets shot the ball well to earn their first O-K Bronze win of the season on Tuesday. Keegan Cossou dominated inside and scored a game-high 22 points. Ethan Morris scored 12 points, on three three-pointers, while Troy Bedenbaugh added 10 points…

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Jan. 26

Posted in: High School, High School Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Grant 51, Central Montcalm 30: The Hornets lost just for the second time all season on Monday. The Tigers pulled away in the second quarter with a 19-7 run to lead 27-14 at halftime…

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  • THE REVIEW: Passing the torch

    Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Watching the Detroit Red Wings prepare to take the ice at the Joe Louis Arena that evening, Ray Ferraro couldn’t have hidden the smile across his face, even if he wanted to. All those trips to the ice rink with his young son Landon had suddenly come to fruition for the 18-year hockey veteran, as his son made his way onto the rink for his NHL debut in the very arena that the elder Ferraro played his final game as a professional.

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  • New light industrial facility may be coming to Stanton

    Monday, January 26th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    This city may soon see an influx of light industrial expansion, assuming a deal between Stanton and a company currently located in Cedar Springs goes through as expected. PromoQuip, which builds and markets promotional equipment — like “money blowing booths,” Plinko games and prize wheels — is in negotiations with the city for a piece of property located at 1126 East Main St. According to City Manager Jake Eckholm and PromoQuip owner David Sanderson, the purchase is close to being a “done deal.”

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  • Central Montcalm rallies for win over Big Rapids

    Monday, January 26th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Todd Switzer’s fourth three-pointer was his biggest of the night, and quite possibly the biggest of the season. With just 2.6 seconds remaining, Switzer, who was also fouled on the shot, drained his final three-pointer and only free throw of the night to give the Central Montcalm Hornets a thrilling, 46-42 come-from-behind victory over the Big Rapids Cardinals on Friday night.

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  • Mason County Central wins Lakeview Invitational

    Monday, January 26th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story

    The Lakeview Wildcats hosted its annual individual wrestling tournament on Saturday. Mason County Central outlasted 16 schools to earn the championship this weekend with 202 points. Grant was second with 164 points and Belding third with 150.

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