News
A sign directs motorists to the Montcalm County Animal Shelter at 154 Quarterline St. in Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Is Montcalm County in the business of controlling or caring for animals? Angie Hollinshead thinks it’s both. That’s why the director of Montcalm County Animal Control wants to change her department’s name. Hollinshead presented her idea at Monday’s Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee.

Montcalm County Animal Control wants more explanatory moniker

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Is Montcalm County in the business of controlling or caring for animals? Angie Hollinshead thinks it’s both. That’s why the director of Montcalm County Animal Control wants to change her department’s name. Hollinshead presented her idea at Monday’s Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee.

Career center’s new model aims at improving literacy and behavior

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

In the five years he has been a para-professional at the Montcalm Area Career Center, Randy Scheese has noticed something alarming — several 11th and 12th grade students in the classrooms were struggling to read.

IN BRIEF: Montcalm County committees hear requests from hospital, prosecutor, EMS

Posted in: Local Monday, February 8th, 2016

Montcalm County committees considered and recommended multiple requests to the full board today.

The county’s Health & Human Services Committee recommended the full board approve a request from Sheridan Community Hospital Administrator Randy Flechsig to create a resolution supporting the hospital’s application for the 340B Drug Pricing Program for Michigan.

Sports
Tri County’s Ashley Bowen handles the basketball in front of Central Montcalm defender Kiara Wernette during Friday’s game. Bowen scored 16 points in the Vikings 50-48 win. Wernette tallied 11 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

For the second time this season two of the top teams in the CSAA-Gold battled down to the wire. This time is was Tri County edging past rival Central Montcalm 50-48 at home on Friday night. “I thought we hit free throws down the stretch and understood the situations,” Tri County co-coach Chris Overbeek said. “We had some kids step up and play good defense tonight.”

CHIP’S CLIPS: The best and worst of Super Bowl 50

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

So the old man goes out on top. Super Bowl 50 will likely go down as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s swan song, and he will be going out a winner — even if brother Eli wasn’t all that thrilled about big brother getting his second title. It will also go down as a defensive clinic by the Broncos, showing defense is still possible in a league that is outlawing defense little by little.

Tri County free throws edge Central Montcalm

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top Story, Sports Top Story Monday, February 8th, 2016

For the second time this season two of the top teams in the CSAA-Gold battled down to the wire. This time is was Tri County edging past rival Central Montcalm 50-48 at home on Friday night. “I thought we hit free throws down the stretch and understood the situations,” Tri County co-coach Chris Overbeek said. “We had some kids step up and play good defense tonight.”

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 5

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, February 8th, 2016

Greenville 50, Northview 46: The Yellow Jackets broke a three-game losing streak and got their first O-K Bronze Conference win at the hands of the Wildcats Friday night. Brock Kohler, who was playing his first game after being promoted from the JV squad, led Greenville with 11 points…

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  • JUST IN: Fenwick man injured after car leaves roadway, strikes tree

    Thursday, February 4th, 2016
    Posted in: Local, News, News Top Story, Stanton

    A Fenwick man was seriously injured in a one-car crash early this morning when his car left the roadway and struck a tree.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 2

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Tri County 76, Fremont 52: The Vikings jumped over .500 with a win over the Packers Tuesday night. Dylan Matulis had a near triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals for Tri County. Cam Miller added 15 points and four blocks to the win…

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  • SPORTS GALORE: Michigan paying Jim Harbaugh to win

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    For the past 13 months, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has produced a steady stream of headlines. Some of them are by his own doing and some of them are strictly due to the 24/7 media cycle, which includes social media. I’m actually surprised I haven’t read an update about what Harbaugh ate for breakfast yet today. The latest stream of headlines, with signing day just five days away, has to do with the flow of Michigan graduate transfers, decommitting/committing recruits and the “evil” that is Jim Harbaugh.

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  • Greater Greenville Transportation committee reviews goals

    Friday, January 29th, 2016
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Stanton

    John Johansen and Mark Christensen were named chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee at Wednesday’s quarterly meeting.

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