News
Members of the newly established Montcalm Economic Alliance meet Wednesday for goup's first meeting after dissolving the former Montcalm Alliance. — Daily News/Cory Smith

From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

CM school board gives support to Veterans Memorial Park plan

Posted in: Local Thursday, October 16th, 2014

It was a good news/bad news evening for the seven members of the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The board voted to endorse a Stanton Veterans Memorial Park project and heard of an increase in projected student enrollment. It also conducted two student disciplinary hearings and agreed to accept the resignation of a support staff member.

Montcalm Alliance re-established as Montcalm Economic Alliance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

From open to close, the final meeting of the Montcalm Alliance lasted exactly 36 seconds Wednesday. That was enough time for board members to unanimously decide to officially dissolve the group, followed by an adjournment from Vice President Bob Clingenpeel.

Stanton moves forward with DDA plans

Posted in: Local Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This city’s plans for the establishment of a new Downtown Development Authority came one step closer to reality at Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Commission.

Sports
Central Montcalm tight end Bo Studley catches a touchdown in the endzone during the second quarter of play against Clio Friday evening. - Cory Smith

Central Montcalm broke open a tie game by capitalizing on two fourth-down, fourth-quarter gambles Friday night and appeared to be on its way to a 2-0 start before Clio stunned the Hornets with its own version of fourth-and-a-miracle. The Hornets had a 15-point lead with just 2:10 remaining in the game before Clio turned the tables by scoring two touchdowns — including one with no time remaining on the clock — to pull off an improbable 30-29 victory at Central Montcalm.

SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

Greenville, Central Montcalm hoping for best at golf finals

Posted in: High School, High School Friday, October 17th, 2014

Two area girls golf teams begin today the with the hopes of a team state title. The Greenville Yellow Jackets are returning to the Division 2 state finals for the sixth consecutive year and ninth time in the past 10 years. Central Montcalm heads to the Division 4 state finals for the first time since 2007 (Division 3 then).

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 14

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Volleyball Greenville 3, Cedar Springs 0: The Yellow Jackets continued their dominance over the Red Hawks with a straight-game win 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday night in Cedar Springs. Paige Hallock had 10 kills and four blocks for Greenville, Katherine Stidham had 10 digs, Kaylee Wilcox dished out 13 assists and Riley Jenks made six kills. [...]

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  • Stanton moves forward with DDA plans

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    This city’s plans for the establishment of a new Downtown Development Authority came one step closer to reality at Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Commission.

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  • President lays out future focus for Montcalm Community College

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    Montcalm Community College (MCC) may be in the midst of reflecting upon its 50-year history, but that doesn’t mean the school’s gaze is glued to the rear-view mirror. Rather, as showcased at the annual Board of Trustees retreat Monday afternoon at the Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology Center in Greenville, President Bob Ferrentino updated the board on various areas of focus during the three-hour meeting, while providing future goals in the process.

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  • Political candidates spar at Sheridan forum

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Belding, Carson City, Edmore, Greenville, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Stanton

    With the November general election quickly approaching, Montcalm County residents were given an opportunity to have their political questions answered Thursday evening during an informative political forum.

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  • Reed City starts quick, rolls by Central Montcalm

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    Posted in: High School

    Winning Friday’s Central State Activities Association showdown with Reed City was all but out of the question after 24 minutes of football Friday night, so Central Montcalm began its playoff push in the second half — with the running clock working against the Hornets. Defending CSAA champion Reed City stayed on pace to repeat by running out to a 36-point halftime lead before settling for a 36-18 victory at Central Montcalm.

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