News
wildfire scorches a large area of wetlands Tuesday afternoon just north of Sheridan in Sidney Township south of Rosa Lake. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Firefighters from Sheridan, Stanton and Montcalm Township spent the better part of Tuesday afternoon fighting an acres-wide grass fire that spread across a wetland area in Sidney Township. Though flames approached several homes on the southeast shore of Rosa Lake, firefighters were able to contain the blaze and no structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

MCC board seeks to keep up in review of tuition, fee increases

Posted in: Local Friday, April 17th, 2015

In the past six to seven weeks, a small team of Montcalm Community College (MCC) representatives have been working on a budget wish list of perceived needs generated from the rest of the faculty.

Sheridan considers hiring code enforcement officer

Posted in: Local Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Members of the Village Council are discussing ways to put some teeth in the village’s blight ordinances. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the council discussed revising the municipality’s current ordinances and possibly hiring a code enforcement officer to issue warnings and citations.

Fire races through wetlands near Sheridan Tuesday afternoon

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Firefighters from Sheridan, Stanton and Montcalm Township spent the better part of Tuesday afternoon fighting an acres-wide grass fire that spread across a wetland area in Sidney Township. Though flames approached several homes on the southeast shore of Rosa Lake, firefighters were able to contain the blaze and no structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Sports
Central Montcalm senior Makayla Studley takes a cut during batting practice prior to spring break. The senior hit 12 home runs as a junior, which was a school record. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Makayla Studley has a passion for the game of softball. That passion has created a relentless work ethic, which helped developed the skills to make Studley one of the areas best softball players.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

THE REVIEW: The Miguel effect

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Something is going right in the city of Detroit. Detroit, you say? The city where dreams of professional athletic grandeur have gone to die a slow and painful death for so many years?

Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place Sunday

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, April 13th, 2015

The eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place in just seven days. The Yellow Jacket Challenge consists of a 5K-run, a one-mile walk and the young Yellow Jacket fun runs. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.

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  • Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place Sunday

    Monday, April 13th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    The eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place in just seven days. The Yellow Jacket Challenge consists of a 5K-run, a one-mile walk and the young Yellow Jacket fun runs. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.

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  • Studley set to lead Central Montcalm Hornets in final season

    Monday, April 13th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    Makayla Studley has a passion for the game of softball. That passion has created a relentless work ethic, which helped developed the skills to make Studley one of the areas best softball players.

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  • Martial arts are for more than just self-defense in Sheridan

    Saturday, April 11th, 2015
    Posted in: Stanton

    Like a lot of men with young children, Troy Eckert’s dad was looking for an activity he could share with his son, who then 9 years old. Some hunt, some wrench on cars, others play sports.

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  • Improvements continue at the Montcalm County Animal Shelter

    Saturday, April 11th, 2015
    Posted in: Stanton

    When it comes to animal welfare, the staff and management of the Montcalm County Animal Shelter are barking up the right tree. The facility — several years ago vilified for its inhumane euthanasia practices and unsanitary conditions — now stands as an example of what a shelter should be.

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