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JUST IN: Sidney man injured in truck-tree accident

A Sidney man was injured after his truck struck a tree on Sidney Road on Monday afternoon.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the accident which occured around 3:51 p.m. on Sidney Road near Nevins Road.

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JUST IN: Edmore man arrested on road rage charges

An Edmore man was arrested on assault and drug charges Sunday after allegedly aiming a long pellet gun at another motorist along Stanton Road.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded after 5:30 p.m. to what they are calling a “road rage incident” with a report of weapons being involved.

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JUST IN: Stanton teenager arrested for Sheridan home invasion

A Stanton teenager was arrested Sunday for allegedly committing a home invasion over the weekend.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies encountered the 19-year-old man in response to a report he was not wanted at the home of a relative on Evergreen Street in Sheridan.

Robert McConnell, 67, at left with white gloves, runs at the Chip River Run in Mount Pleasant along with his son, Rob McConnell, 40, at right with orange shirt, and granddaughter Cammie McConnell, 12, in pink. Part of a running family, Rob and Robert McConnell of Stanton are both competing today in the Boston Marathon. — Courtesy photo

Stanton father-son duo take on Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon gets underway today, with tens of thousands of runners making their way through the 26.2-mile course.

Among them, picking their way through the competitors, will be a father-son duo from Montcalm County.

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Montcalm County commissioners challenge conservation district officials

Last month, Montcalm Conservation District officials requested $15,000 from the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners to help the conservation district’s looming budget deficit.

This month, commissioners agreed to help conservation district officials — and to issue them a challenge.

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Central Montcalm school board considering digitalized sign

In May 2010, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted unanimously to purchase a digitalized sign to replace a vinyl letter sign currently in use.

Now, nearly four years later, the board is acting on that proposal and accepting bids for a new, updated version of the attention-grabbing sign.

Six Montcalm County roads are currently partially flooded.

JUST IN: List of flooded roads in Montcalm County

Here’s a list of Montcalm County roads that are currently partially flooded as of this afternoon.

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Montcalm County commissioners discuss how to fund Montcalm Alliance

The Montcalm Alliance and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are still trying to get on the same page when it comes to funding local economic development. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer updated the county’s Economic Development & Physical Resources Committee on Monday about the Alliance’s most recent meeting.

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon near Greenville. Officials from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident that occurred on South Greenville Road north of Colby Road around 1:06 p.m. - Courtesy photo

JUST IN: 3 injured in 2-vehicle crash near Greenville

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon near Greenville.

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Stanton’s water goes from yellow to mellow

Water is supposed to be clear, at least the stuff you pour into a glass. But for a long time, in the city of Stanton, that wasn’t always the case. Old, rusting water mains, some laid down during the Eisenhower administration, often turned the city’s water an unappetizing, though essentially harmless, shade of yellow or brown.