News
The Red Barn Theatre on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus was the only facility rated red for the next five years during a facilities evaluation for issues on the interior of the building that will need improvement. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Montcalm Community College (MCC) remains a bright spot in Montcalm County. During a regular meeting Monday afternoon, the MCC Board of Trustees heard an audit report from Lisa VanDeWeert, a certified public accountant with Grand Rapids-based Rehmann Group. Overall, the report was positive for the college and the MCC Foundation.

Toys for Tots drive now underway in Montcalm County

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Jennifer Bouck has seen the hardships families face during the holiday season.

The coordinator of Montcalm County’s Toys for Tots is familiar with scenes of homelessness and poverty.

In response, Bouck and her volunteers are working to provide a “magical” Christmas for families in need this year.

Encounter with bobcat causes confusion

Posted in: Local Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Like so many others, Sandra Miller Keeler awoke early on Nov. 15 to partake in the opening day of Michigan’s firearm season.

But upon returning home after an early breakfast in Stanton to retrieve her gun, the Stanton woman felt something strike the side of her vehicle as she was traveling eastbound on Stanton Road.

She immediately turned around to find a man already on scene and — to her surprise — an animal she did not expect to see.

4,000-plus items collected in Montcalm County food drive

Posted in: Local Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Montcalm County public safety officials were hoping to collect 500 items in a recent food drive. They collected more than 4,000.

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 [...]

CC-C girls basketball’s 51-33 victory over Central Montcalm earns coach’s first win

Posted in: High School, High School Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

It wasn’t until the final buzzer sounded that the new Carson City-Crystal girls basketball coach could sigh a relief.

It took three quarters for both teams to shake off the opening season jitters Tuesday, but it was Tim Stout’s Eagles that finally got into a scoring groove, exploding for 28 points in the fourth quarter to pull out a 51-33 non-conference victory against the Central Montcalm Green Hornets.

Central Montcalm girls focused, ready for season

Posted in: High School, Sports, Stanton Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

STANTON — Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team has one of the first games to start the season. The Green Hornets have a date with Carson City- Crystal on Tuesday, and practices have been going well for the two prior weeks, according to coach Rob Putnam. “They’ve been going very good,” Putnam said. “The girls come [...]

Greenville woman rolls first 300 game in Sheridan Lanes’ history

Posted in: Greenville, Sports, Sports, Stanton Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Carol Klein picked an interesting location to get her first career 300 game.

Klein, 52, became the first woman to ever throw a perfect game at Sheridan Lanes when she did it during her Monday Night Women’s League.

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  • UPDATE: Sidney woman dies after tractor trailer-car crash

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    One month after suffering injuries in a tractor trailer-car crash, a local woman has died.

    Patricia Wright, 61, of Sidney, died Sunday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

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  • UPDATE: Man faces life in prison after stabbing incident

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, Local

    A young man is facing life in prison after allegedly stabbing another young man early Monday morning.

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  • Greenville woman rolls first 300 game in Sheridan Lanes’ history

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
    Posted in: Greenville, Sports, Sports, Stanton

    Carol Klein picked an interesting location to get her first career 300 game.

    Klein, 52, became the first woman to ever throw a perfect game at Sheridan Lanes when she did it during her Monday Night Women’s League.

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  • IN BRIEF: Stanton talks tree removal projects

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: Local, News, Stanton

    Two tree removal projects were added to the Stanton City Commission agenda at Tuesday night’s meeting by Commissioner Ken Burris, who was acting as mayor pro-tem in Mayor Larry Petersen’s absence.

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