News
Stanton, a great horned owl found injured one year ago on M-66, was successful returned to its natural habitat Wednesday by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office after a year of rehabilitation at Michigan State University. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carefully, with slight hesitation but plenty of excitement, Deputy Mike LeVand slowly cut away at the cardboard box he had set on the edge of the open woods. After a few cuts with his blade, LeVand slowly opened the flaps of the box, and made eye contact with an owl named Stanton.

Confusion reigns in Sheridan over new junk ordinance

Posted in: Local Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Although it has been in the works for some time and has been reported in The Daily News, some village residents were still surprised to receive warning letters regarding blight ordinance violations.

The ordinance in question was officially adopted at Tuesday evening’s council meeting. However, citations went out to some residents as early as last month, before the ordinance was official.

Deputy releases Stanton the owl, back into wild one year after injury

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Friday, July 17th, 2015

Carefully, with slight hesitation but plenty of excitement, Deputy Mike LeVand slowly cut away at the cardboard box he had set on the edge of the open woods. After a few cuts with his blade, LeVand slowly opened the flaps of the box, and made eye contact with an owl named Stanton.

BREAKING: Man with lengthy criminal record arraigned for Nevins Lake murder

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Friday, July 17th, 2015

Alan Lee Morse, 48, of Sidney Township, was arraigned this morning in Montcalm County 64B District Court, on the charge of the murder of Alan “Dale” Nelson, a charge with a penalty of life in prison.

Sports
Central Montcalm coach David Clay calls out a play for the Hornets offense during a 7-on-7 passing camp at Greenville High School on Tuesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

The goal of the summer football practice schedule is to get better each and every time out on the field. The Central Montcalm Hornets, under new coach David Clay, are showing that improvement from week-to-week. It also helps having a full squad to work with.

CHIP’S CLIPS: Why Pete Rose should never be reinstated

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Monday, July 20th, 2015

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a great showcase for Cincinnati and their beloved son, Pete Rose. Rose came out to thunderous applause by the Reds’ faithful before the All-Star Game, despite being banned from baseball for life for betting on the game.

Crystal Lake Run set for Aug. 1

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Saturday, July 18th, 2015

The annual Crystal Lake Run is set for its 19th installment. The event, which consists of a 3-mile walk/run or 5-mile run, takes place on Aug. 1.

SPORTS GALORE: New HR Derby format is a hit

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Even without the likes of Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout, the latest incarnation of the Home Run Derby was awesome. Featuring brackets, time limits and bonus time, the event included some of the best new talent (Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant) against some of the best veterans (Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder) in the game today.

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  • MCC seeking MDOT grant to link Sidney campus to Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

    Thursday, July 16th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    The day this county’s community college is connected to its vast bicycle trailway system has been long been desired, but always out of reach. But now, that desire to connect Montcalm Community College (MCC) to the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is officially in reach, as was stated during Tuesday morning’s MCC Board of Trustees meeting.

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  • SPORTS GALORE: New HR Derby format is a hit

    Thursday, July 16th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Even without the likes of Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout, the latest incarnation of the Home Run Derby was awesome. Featuring brackets, time limits and bonus time, the event included some of the best new talent (Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant) against some of the best veterans (Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder) in the game today.

    Read More »
  • Central Montcalm works to improve at passing camp

    Thursday, July 16th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story

    The goal of the summer football practice schedule is to get better each and every time out on the field. The Central Montcalm Hornets, under new coach David Clay, are showing that improvement from week-to-week. It also helps having a full squad to work with.

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  • CM gets organized, plans goal-setting workshop

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
    Posted in: Local

    It took the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education only 29 minutes to conduct two meetings Monday evening. The first meeting — the annual organizational meeting — named school district attorneys, Title IX coordinators, a homeless liaison and established a regular monthly meeting schedule.

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