News
During Thursday afternoon’s Stanton City Commission meeting, from left, City Commissioner Krista Johnson, City Clerk/Treasurer Lori Braman, Mayor Ken Burris, City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert and city commissioners Charles Miel and Jane Basom discuss Pynaert’s contract. The City Commission also updated the city’s Freedom Of Information Act policy and appointed Jennifer Blum as commissioner. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton city commissioners spent much of their time during Thursday’s rescheduled meeting discussing and voting on changes, updates and policies. The commissioners voted in a new commissioner, updated the city’s Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) policy and contentiously approved the new city manager’s contract.

IN BRIEF: Stanton to wait to apply for ICE grant

Posted in: Local, News, Stanton Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Two weeks ago, the Stanton City Commission tabled making a decision applying for an Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) grant until they had more information.

In Tuesday’s meeting packet, a letter from Jason Washler, a professional engineer with Prein and Newhof, advised city commissioners to wait another year before applying for the grant, which has an April 7 deadline.

IN BRIEF: Montcalm County commissioners hear audit, continue financial investigation

Posted in: Local Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday night heard an audit report from its new auditing firm and continued pursuing legal action against its former auditing firm.

Montcalm County buys exhaust fan for Drain Commission office problem

Posted in: Local Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Montcalm County officials have decided to purchase and install an exhaust fan to solve the problem of fumes in the Drain Commission Office.

Last October, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved purchasing a new boiler for $45,600 after the old boiler finally broke down. The new boiler was installed in the basement of the county’s maintenance building, just below the Drain Commission Office.

Sports
Central Montcalm’s Shalie Shank bumps during a practice at the alumni-JV camp Tuesday.

STANTON — While the Central Montcalm varsity volleyball team was away at a camp this week, the JV team had a camp of their own at the high school. The camp had some very special teachers. The more than 20 campers were taught by former varsity volleyball coach Amy Tasker, and she brought in some [...]

Daily News’ girls basketball All-Area teams

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Daily News’ All-Area teams, Sixth Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentions

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, March 27th, 2017

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Monday, March 27th, 2017

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

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  • CM board honors winter sports teams

    Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education honored the district’s winter athletes Monday. Athletes from girls basketball, boys basketball, wrestling and the bowling teams stood before the board and listened as their coaches bragged about the team and individual accomplishments.

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  • Stanton commissioners OK changes and updates

    Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    Stanton city commissioners spent much of their time during Thursday’s rescheduled meeting discussing and voting on changes, updates and policies. The commissioners voted in a new commissioner, updated the city’s Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) policy and contentiously approved the new city manager’s contract.

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  • Memorial to be held in Stanton for murdered Indiana teen

    Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    While Indiana State Police continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred over a month ago in Delphi, Ind., relatives of one of the victims plan to hold a memorial in Stanton. Cliff Williams of Grand Rapids is the grandfather of Abby Williams, 13, whose body was found at Delphi Historic Trail on Feb. 14.

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  • MAISD Board hears updates on programs

    Friday, March 17th, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education heard about some of the exciting things happening during a regular meeting last Thursday.

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