News
Stanton city officials hope to have a new downtown clock, similar to one installed this past year in the village of Sheridan, by next fall. Fundraising efforts are currently underway. About 1/4 of the $20,000 needed for the project has already been raised. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Does anyone really know what time it is? Come next October or shortly thereafter, in this city, they will. That’s assuming a current effort to raise funding for the installation of a new downtown clock is successful. And according to Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm, there’s no reason to believe it won’t be.

How much should elected officials earn? Montcalm County board debating whether to fund wage study

Posted in: Local Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A proposal to conduct a compensation study for elected county officials has stalled … again. The issue originally arose last August when Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard requested an $8,000 salary increase based on how her duties have changed since she first took office in 1998.

JUST IN: Central Montcalm superintendent resigns, cites health reasons

Posted in: Local Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

When Charles Muncatchy was hired as the new Central Montcalm Public School superintendent five months ago, his plans were to serve the district for three to five years.

Instead, Roxanne Switzer, in her last meeting as board president, read a statement at tonight’s meeting announcing Muncatchy’s resignation effective Dec. 10.

Jobseekers learn about corrections department

Posted in: Local Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. On Monday, about 120 candidates gathered at Montcalm Community College (MCC) to learn more about what it takes to be a Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) officer.

Sports
Greenville senior Amanda Kerschen dribbles the ball along the baseline for the Yellow Jackets during Tuesday’s game at Central Montcalm. Kerschen finished the game with five points. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

It took until the final minutes of the first quarter before the Greenville Yellow Jackets found some momentum. The Yellow Jackets used quickness and their height inside to defeat the Central Montcalm Hornets 58-33 on Tuesday night.

Kemp’s 24 helps Greenville to win over Central Montcalm

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top News, Sports Top Story Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

It took until the final minutes of the first quarter before the Greenville Yellow Jackets found some momentum. The Yellow Jackets used quickness and their height inside to defeat the Central Montcalm Hornets 58-33 on Tuesday night.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…

THE REVIEW: Tasting a title

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

t’s been a long time coming. The paper bag hoods have been placed on the shelf and a devoted group of football enthusiasts are learning to revisit an aspect of the game that seems to have avoided Detroit Lions fans for far too long.

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  • THE REVIEW: Tasting a title

    Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    t’s been a long time coming. The paper bag hoods have been placed on the shelf and a devoted group of football enthusiasts are learning to revisit an aspect of the game that seems to have avoided Detroit Lions fans for far too long.

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  • UPDATE: Stanton motorist apprehended after hitting Greenville bicyclist, fleeing

    Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local

    A Greenville man was seriously injured after an alleged drunken driver struck him with a vehicle Monday afternoon on M-66.

    Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a car/bicycle crash on Sheridan Road near Pakes Road around 2:21 p.m.

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  • ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 13

    Monday, December 15th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School

    Belding takes Kent City Invitational: The Redskins won all five matches they wrestled in to take the title at the Kent City Invitational Saturday. Belding started out with a 63-15 win over Wyoming Godwin Heights, then beat Holland 72-12, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 59-10, the host Eagles 54-17 and Rockford 37-36…

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  • JUST IN: Montcalm County BOC votes on clean energy, veterans department

    Monday, December 15th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners discussed and approved a variety of motions today involving clean energy, emergency services, military and veterans and the wages of elected officials.

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