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Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, speaks on the topic of the May 5 ballot proposal to increase the Michigan sales tax during Monday’s Legislative Update at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Pick a road — any road — in Michigan, and one is bound to find themselves grumbling about the cracks, bumps and potholes they encounter along the way. It’s fact more than argument that the mitten state is ranked as one of the worst in the nation for road quality.

Montcalm County creates PACE district

Posted in: Local Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Montcalm County has become the 10th county in Michigan to create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 9-0 Monday to adopt a resolution creating a PACE district.

State Rep. Outman undecided on Michigan road funding proposal

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Pick a road — any road — in Michigan, and one is bound to find themselves grumbling about the cracks, bumps and potholes they encounter along the way. It’s fact more than argument that the mitten state is ranked as one of the worst in the nation for road quality.

Kennel ordinance continues to dog Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

Posted in: Local Thursday, February 26th, 2015

That doggone kennel ordinance. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has been actively discussing updating the county’s dog kennel ordinance for more than a year now.

Sports
Tri County’s Nick McGhan goes for a pin against Chippewa Hills’ Kaden Ellis during the 112-pound championship match at the CSAA tournament on Saturday. McGhan earned the fall at 5:31. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Three area wrestling teams wrapped up the regular season on Saturday at the Central State Activities Association tournament at Tri County. In all, 14 wrestlers from Central Montcalm, Lakeview and Tri County placed in the top four. Tri County led the way with eight individual placers, while Lakeview and Central Montcalm each had three.

SPORTS GALORE: Detroit Tigers optimism … with question marks

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, February 27th, 2015

Spring training is a time of optimism for Major League Baseball fans, players, management and even media. It’s a fresh start, with new hopes and new dreams. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising — at least in Arizona and Florida — and optimism is bursting at the seems.

Fremont to join CSAA-Gold in 2016

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Another Lakes 8 Conference school is leaving for the Central State Activities Association (CSAA). Fremont was accepted by the current members of the CSAA in January after votes by CSAA Gold Division schools.

THE REVIEW: Getting rid of the wrinkles

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

You may have heard the phrase, “A tiger can’t change his stripes.” Simply put, the intrinsic heartbeat cannot be changed, but no one said a few grooming tips can’t be offered.

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  • Seven area wrestlers win regional championships

    Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    t was a successful weekend for area wrestlers as 22 of 36 regional qualifiers advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state finals tournament on Saturday. Seven wrestlers won regional championships in their respective divisions and weight classes. The top four placers in each bracket advances to the state finals.

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  • Fenwick house destroyed in fire

    Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    A Fenwick couple is scrambling to put their life back together after watching their residence and possessions inside go up in flames Tuesday morning.

    Lorri Sobie was at her home at 1701 W. Boyer Road near Sheridan when she smelled “something electrical” burning in her home at approximately 7 a.m. She called 911 and her husband, Roman, who rushed home from Greenville.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 20

    Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    CC-Crystal 60, Montabella 25: The Eagles won their game against the Mustangs in a MSAC battle Friday night. CC-Crystal got 13 from Kaleb Barrett and nine each from Garrett Tabor and Grant Gage…

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  • 2 clerks resign post in 2 weeks in Pine Township

    Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    Two clerks have resigned in as many weeks in Pine Township due to a variety of issues. Roberta “Bobby” Yaw of Lakeview was elected clerk in November 2012. She submitted a resignation letter to the township board effective Feb. 9.

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