News
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is extending The Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health’s lease through December 2030. The center in Stanton is a community mental health authority providing services and support for people with serious and persistent mental illness, developmental disabilities and children with severe emotional disturbances. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 Monday to extend The Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health’s lease, despite objections from the commissioners’ own chairman. The Center for Behavioral Health in Stanton is a community mental health authority providing services and support for people with serious and persistent mental illness, developmental disabilities and children with severe emotional disturbances. It also provides emergency services to anyone in the community 24/7.

Commissioners extend lease for Behavioral Health Center

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 Monday to extend The Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health’s lease, despite objections from the commissioners’ own chairman. The Center for Behavioral Health in Stanton is a community mental health authority providing services and support for people with serious and persistent mental illness, developmental disabilities and children with severe emotional disturbances. It also provides emergency services to anyone in the community 24/7.

Central Montcalm band director spearheads effort to help marching band shine

Posted in: Local Friday, July 25th, 2014

When football fans attend Central Montcalm High School games in the autumn of 2015, they’ll have one more thing to be proud of, assuming an upcoming fundraiser to raise money for the purchase of new marching band uniforms goes as band director Matt Reed hopes it will.

16 running for 5 seats in Edmore; Sheridan and Pierson candidates disqualified

Posted in: Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics, Politics Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Sixteen candidates have filed to run for five open seats on the Edmore Village Council, while multiple potential candidates have been disqualified for running for election in the villages of Sheridan and Pierson.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Oryan Wetherington gets ready to field a ground ball during a game last year. The Hornets finished the season 12-21-1 this year.

Central Montcalm’s baseball team was 12-21-1 this spring, but coach Bob Luginbuhl was still happy with the season. “I was pretty pleased with our level of play,” Luginbuhl said. “I thought we improved as the season went on, starting after the Lakeview loss. After the Lakeview loss in mid-May, we took off after that. We beat some teams with good records after that. That was a stepping stone, so to speak.”

THE REVIEW: The healing power of baseball

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

There’s just something about a baseball field. While other sports carry their own traditions, baseball embodies a nostalgia for its rich history and maintains the ability to reach generation after generation. Father to son, grandfather to granddaughter. Each time a story is told, the home runs get longer, and the catches more elaborate.

Whitecap makes good with second chance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Mahorn visits Grand Rapids to promote Drive

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, July 18th, 2014

Rick Mahorn has seen a lot of NBA basketball in his time. First as a member of the Detroit Pistons, then as the Pistons’ radio analyst alongside Mark Champion, Mahorn has spent a long time in basketball.

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  • Whitecap makes good with second chance

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

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  • Central Montcalm superintendent interviews continue, wrap up today

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education interviewed two more candidates for the district’s superintendent post. Six of seven board members were present to interview Herve Dardis, high school principal at Ostego Public Schools, and Andrew R. Shaw, former superintendent (through April) of Pittsford Area Schools.

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  • Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

    Saturday, July 19th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

    It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

    Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

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  • Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Mahorn visits Grand Rapids to promote Drive

    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Rick Mahorn has seen a lot of NBA basketball in his time. First as a member of the Detroit Pistons, then as the Pistons’ radio analyst alongside Mark Champion, Mahorn has spent a long time in basketball.

    Read More »