News
The debate on whether gray wolves should be hunted in Michigan has come to the point of upcoming ballot referendums and new legislation in Lansing. — © Can Stock Photo/nialat

The debate of whether to hunt gray wolves in Michigan can be heard everywhere, stretching from the northernmost tip of the Upper Peninsula to the southeastern suburbs of Detroit. It’s an argument that has grown more ferocious and divided with time, and one that likely won’t be settled anytime soon.

Just A Dream Huntz helps out new hunters

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, September 26th, 2014

With the echo of the shot still ringing through the trees and the rifle still firmly against his shoulder, 14-year-old Raymond Wyman couldn’t believe he’d missed.

It was his first chance to bag a buck, an 8-point he’d spotted from a blind early in the morning Saturday. Raymond, a Grattan resident, was out hunting with instructors of the Just A Dream Huntz program, put on for first-time and beginning hunters.

But even after the buck trotted of unfazed, it luckily wouldn’t be the last chance he had at his first deer.

Legislators, activists, engaged in battle over fate of Michigan wolf hunting

Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The debate of whether to hunt gray wolves in Michigan can be heard everywhere, stretching from the northernmost tip of the Upper Peninsula to the southeastern suburbs of Detroit. It’s an argument that has grown more ferocious and divided with time, and one that likely won’t be settled anytime soon.

Montcalm County commissioners approve balanced budget

Posted in: Local Thursday, September 25th, 2014

By making some tough decisions, including denying almost all wage increase requests, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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.

THE REVIEW: Detroit Tigers fans are a rare breed

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

When the anticipated emotions during regular season play involve hyperventilating, fits of rage, sudden bursts of sobbing like an infant and routine checking of one’s blood pressure, you’re guaranteed to hear an opinion or two on the direction of the franchise. Let’s be honest. What feeds the soul of a frustrated baseball fan more than a good round of heckling?

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 30

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School, High School, High School Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Belding 3, West Catholic 0: The Redskins earned another win in the O-K Blue win a shutout win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Belding won 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Brooke Linebaugh led the Redskins with 14 assists and three aces…

THE REVIEW: Cyclones ready for basketball season

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Thursday, September 25th, 2014

To the city of Grand Rapids, the appreciation and enthusiasm for athletics in any form is undeniable. The rich traditions of “Tiger Town,” “Hockey Town” and the many additional aliases of West Michigan’s big brother Detroit, a few hours south have quickly become engrained into the programs that Grand Rapids has been so privileged to welcome over the course of time.

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  • Montcalm County commissioners approve balanced budget

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    By making some tough decisions, including denying almost all wage increase requests, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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  • THE REVIEW: Cyclones ready for basketball season

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local

    To the city of Grand Rapids, the appreciation and enthusiasm for athletics in any form is undeniable. The rich traditions of “Tiger Town,” “Hockey Town” and the many additional aliases of West Michigan’s big brother Detroit, a few hours south have quickly become engrained into the programs that Grand Rapids has been so privileged to welcome over the course of time.

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  • Mid Michigan Motorplex races helps local Toys for Tots fundraising

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    Posted in: Local

    For well over a decade, Mary Ledford, of Mid Michigan Motorplex, has been hosting an annual race to help support Montcalm County’s Toys for Tots program. On good years, the effort has raised as much as $2,000; bad years have brought in as little $500. But every race has gone a long way toward brightening the Christmas mornings of the county’s neediest children.

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  • Stanton City Commission turns to downtown improvements

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    Posted in: Local, News Top Story, S.Slider

    New City Manager Jake Eckholm has been busy during his first few weeks on the job and is already formulating plans for various improvements around the town. At Tuesday evening’s meeting of the city commission, he laid out some of those plans.

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