News
After all 103 Central Montcalm graduating seniors walked across the stage and received their diplomas, they waited to be able to turn their tassels from right to left and officially become alumni. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Two by two, Central Montcalm High School seniors walked into the high school gymnasium anxiously awaiting the moment they could switch their tassels and officially become graduates. On Sunday, 103 seniors closed the high school chapter of their life as they stepped into the world of adulthood.

Stanton City Commission narrowly approves budget

Posted in: Local Friday, May 26th, 2017

Third time was the charm for Stanton City Manger Elizabeth Pynaert and the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget she created and repeatedly revised.

Since April 25, Pynaert has been working with city commissioners to fine tune and perfect the budget that will carry the city through the next 12 months starting in July. On Tuesday, the budget was narrowly approved in a 3-2 vote.

Stanton readying for Taste of Montcalm

Posted in: Local Thursday, May 25th, 2017

With less than a month to go before Stanton’s second annual Taste of Montcalm, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is finalizing the details of the festival. On Monday, the DDA approved not spending more than $2,265 on tents, signs, posters, programs, T-shirts and cornhole awards.

Montcalm County, former auditor enter tolling agreement

Posted in: Local Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners have approved a tolling agreement with its former auditing firm, which the county is considering suing. The agreement, which was entered into on May 3, was part of the board’s consent agenda which was approved without comment during Monday evening’s meeting.

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 [...]

Central tops Reed City for third straight CSAA-Gold softball title

Posted in: High School, Sports, Stanton Saturday, May 13th, 2017

REED CITY — Central Montcalm’s softball team continues to pile up the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division titles. The Green Hornets won their third straight division title Friday when they beat Reed City 15-1 in six innings and 14-0 in five innings in Reed City. “Every one of them is special,” Central coach [...]

Lakeview 2nd at own CSAA jamboree

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, Lakeview, Pan Handle, Sports, Sports, Sports, Stanton Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

GOWEN — Lakeview’s boys golf team made a major step forward Monday. The Wildcats finished second at the Central State Activities Association jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course. Lakeview shot a 361, which trailed only Big Rapids’ 313. “I am very pleased with (Monday’s) performance,” Lakeview coach Brian Corwin said. “We had a tough round [...]

Greenville sweeps Central Montcalm in baseball doubleheader

Posted in: High School, High School Monday, April 17th, 2017

A four-run seventh-inning rally awakened the offense for Greenville that led to a 7-5 win in its first game against Central Montcalm Saturday.

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  • Knack for Spanish prompted exchange trip to Ecuador

    Friday, May 19th, 2017
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story

    Last August, Central Montcalm High School senior Lillian Blaisdell left her hometown of Stanton to study for nine months in Ecuador. Prompted by her “knack and passion” for Spanish and her Spanish teacher’s experiences as an exchange student, Blaisdell decided she wanted to study abroad.

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  • Anti-drug symposium addresses reality of opioid addiction

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    On a road to restoration for nearly six years, recovering addict Justin Yost is one of the strongest voices of the community in the fight against drug use.

    Having spoken at five different schools, reaching out to almost 1,000 students, Yost, 33, of Greenville, uses every opportunity to tell his story geared toward prevention.

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  • Central tops Reed City for third straight CSAA-Gold softball title

    Saturday, May 13th, 2017
    Posted in: High School, Sports, Stanton

    REED CITY — Central Montcalm’s softball team continues to pile up the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division titles. The Green Hornets won their third straight division title Friday when they beat Reed City 15-1 in six innings and 14-0 in five innings in Reed City. “Every one of them is special,” Central coach [...]

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  • Stanton city attorney clarifies election confusion

    Thursday, May 11th, 2017
    Posted in: Local

    Two weeks ago, Stanton city commissioners and the mayor realized they may have missed the filing deadline to run on the November ballot. The city’s charter and state law had conflicting deadlines, with the state’s deadline three weeks earlier than the charter’s designated date. Stanton officials asked city attorney Cliff Bloom to look into the discretion.

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