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The Central Montcalm High School Marching Band plays the national anthem prior to the start of last Friday’s varsity football game at Central Montcalm High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

The quest to purchase new uniforms for the Central Montcalm High School Marching Band took a big step forward at last Friday’s varsity football game. Before the game began, Sheridan VFW Post 5065 Commander Donald P. Rule and Senior Vice Commander Ronald Kessler donated a check in the amount of $2,500 toward the new uniforms.

Central Montcalm band gets $2,500 from Sheridan VFW

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The quest to purchase new uniforms for the Central Montcalm High School Marching Band took a big step forward at last Friday’s varsity football game. Before the game began, Sheridan VFW Post 5065 Commander Donald P. Rule and Senior Vice Commander Ronald Kessler donated a check in the amount of $2,500 toward the new uniforms.

Central Montcalm school board maps out year

Posted in: Local Friday, September 12th, 2014

When the school year started, many teachers passed out rubrics so their students would know the expectations for the class.

On Wednesday, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education and superintendent met at a special meeting to do a similar task.

Stanton man seriously injured in M-57 crash near Carson City

Posted in: Local, Local Friday, September 12th, 2014

A man has been hospitalized in serious condition after a rollover crash on Carson City Road (M-57) on Thursday afternoon.

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.

ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept 13

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

Greenville boys seventh, girls sixth at Sparta: The Yellow Jacket boys scored 177 points to finish seventh in the Blue division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, while the girls scored 170 for sixth place…

Defense leads Central Montcalm by Tri County

Posted in: High School, High School Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Central Montcalm junior Tyler McGuire was going nowhere fast on offense during Friday’s rain-soaked game against Tri County, so the two-way starter did his damage on the other side of scrimmage. After being thrown for losses in the offensive backfield five separate times in the first half, McGuire scored on two long touchdowns after stripping the football from a Tri County running back to ignite a 41-7 Central State Activities Association Gold Division victory at Central Montcalm.

ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 12

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Baldwin 20, Vestaburg 6: The Wolverines scored the first touchdown of the game but Baldwin shut them down the rest of the way. Jason Mertens scored from five yards out for the only Vestaburg score…

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  • Central Montcalm renews rivalry with Tri County Friday

    Thursday, September 11th, 2014
    Posted in: High School, High School

    Friday will be the first time since 2007 that the Tri County Vikings and Central Montcalm Green Hornets get together for a football game. But unlike 2007, when the Vikings won 7-0, there’s more on the line in this game because both teams are in the same conference. This game counts in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division standings.

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  • THE REVIEW: Blashill ready for third season with Griffins

    Thursday, September 11th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    It was a moment that will be remembered by West Michigan hockey fans for years to come. Seventeen years following the decision by the DeVos and Van Andel families to bring hockey to Grand Rapids, the city watched as the Grand Rapids Griffins prepared to close out game six of the 2013 Calder Cup Championship against the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, New York.

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  • Ionia, Montcalm counties get new 4-H coordinators

    Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    Ionia and Montcalm counties have new 4-H coordinators, but they are no longer sharing. Nicole Grabowski is Ionia County’s new coordinator while Tarin Minkel is Montcalm County’s new coordinator. They both fill the vacancy left by former Ionia-Montcalm coordinator Rebecca McCafferty, who resigned in mid-June to take another 4-H position in Florida. McCafferty had worked as 4-H coordinator for both Ionia and Montcalm counties, part-time in each county.

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  • New Lakeview/Stanton manager hits the ground running

    Saturday, September 6th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local

    There’s more than enough work to keep the recently hired manager of Lakeview and Stanton busy for months and years to come.

    That’s one reason why Jake Eckholm says he’s “hit the ground running” in his new position.

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