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Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead has new hope for many of the cats and dogs at the animal shelter in Stanton after receiving a grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation to assist with the new Adoption Days program. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Animal adoptions will be free for three months in Montcalm County, thanks to a grant. Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead recently obtained a $9,950 grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation.

Montcalm County Animal Shelter awarded $9,950 adoption grant

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Animal adoptions will be free for three months in Montcalm County, thanks to a grant. Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead recently obtained a $9,950 grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation.

Central Montcalm High School Marching Band debuts new uniforms

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Saturday, August 29th, 2015

After more than a year of hard work, planning and dedication, Central Montcalm High School’s marching band finally looks as good as it sounds. Sporting new uniforms in public for the first time, the band performed a rousing halftime show at Thursday night’s football game.

Back to school already? 5 local schools starting 1 week early

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, August 28th, 2015

Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.

Sports
Central Montcalm senior Trenton Braman, left, works during a drill at practice on Tuesday. Braman rushed for 1,107 yards as a junior and is a three-year captain. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

It only takes a quick visit to a Central Montcalm football practice to realize Trenton Braman is a special player. It only takes a quick conversation with him to also realize he is a special person. In an age with a me-first mentality, the senior and three-year varsity player is focused on one thing — getting the Hornets back to the playoffs.

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 2

Posted in: High School, High School, High School Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Belding 2nd: The Redskins competed in an O-K Blue Jamboree at the Mines Golf Course hosted by NorthPointe Christian on Wednesday. Grand Rapids West Catholic won the tournament with a 185. Belding tied with NorthPointe Christian with 197. Coopersville shot 201, Comstock Park 216, Calvin Christian 221, Sparta 225 and Allendale 255…

THE REVIEW: Expand and conquer

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

For the first time in roughly six years, the Detroit Tigers find themselves face to face with a slim chance at the playoffs, a chance that’s slimmer by the day. Working to bolster their chances, the Tigers will use the start of September to shift focus from bullpen frustrations to a roster expansion. At this time, major league teams move beyond their usual 25-man roster count and open an opportunity for some of the standout prospects to get a chance at playing in the big leagues.

Central Montcalm’s Trenton Braman’s main goal: Reaching playoffs

Posted in: High School, Sports Top Story Monday, August 31st, 2015

It only takes a quick visit to a Central Montcalm football practice to realize Trenton Braman is a special player. It only takes a quick conversation with him to also realize he is a special person. In an age with a me-first mentality, the senior and three-year varsity player is focused on one thing — getting the Hornets back to the playoffs.

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  • Step Forward funding program in jeopardy

    Thursday, August 27th, 2015
    Posted in: News Top Story

    Funding for a state housing program may be coming to an end, and Montcalm County’s treasurer wants homeowners to be aware of the situation.

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  • Canine Ronin fights crime alongside Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, S.Slider

    The newest employee of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office enjoys tracking down criminals, sniffing out drug busts and chewing on toys. He really, really likes chewing on toys.

    Ronin, age 2, is a Dutch shepherd dog. He’s also Deputy Justin Schafer’s new partner in fighting crime.

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  • ‘Out of control’? Montcalm County undersheriff corrects crime rumors

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.

    Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.

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  • Belding does it again at The Daily News Invitational

    Monday, August 24th, 2015
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School

    Just like last year, Belding’s volleyball team was the best in the area. The Redskins went undefeated and won the Daily News Invitational Volleyball Tournament at their home gym Saturday. The Redskins beat Lakeview and Vestaburg in pool play, then had a tough match with Central Montcalm before besting Greenville 25-7, 25-13 in the finals.

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