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JUST IN: Dirt biker seriously injured by car in Pine Township

A man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon after being struck by a car while walking his dirt bike down a road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident around 12:08 p.m. on Lake Road south of Stanton Road.

Kai Loni Redner, 26, at left, and Rebecca Rowe, 23, both of Lakeview, proudly display their marriage license in front of the Montcalm County Administrative Building (old courthouse) in Stanton on Friday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Lakeview women first same-sex couple to marry in Montcalm County

Like many Americans, the two women learned the news from a Facebook post. Kai Loni Redner, 26, and Rebecca Rowe, 23, both of Lakeview, were helping a family member move Friday morning when they heard about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States.

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JUST IN: Montcalm County has first same-sex marriage

Bursting into the Montcalm County Clerk’s Office just before the noon lunch hour today, the two women were breathless and smiling.

“We’re here to get married!” they exclaimed.

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Montcalm Area Master Gardeners club going strong after 20 years

It was 20 years ago that a handful of gardening enthusiasts gathered at Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) Sidney campus to take part in a newly formed curriculum and to learn more about their chosen passion, growing things in dirt.

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Montcalm County hires new maintenance director

Montcalm County has a new director of maintenance and grounds. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 5-4 on Monday to hire Scott Wright of Evergreen Township.

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JUST IN: Montcalm County approves ambulance bids

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approved multiple Emergency Medical Services vehicle requests at today’s meeting.

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Central Montcalm school board approves next year’s budget

As the empty halls reflect the fact that school has been out for nearly 10 days, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education still had business to finish before it could wrap up its school year. The board, meeting in the high school media center Monday night, approved by a 7-0 vote final amendments to the 2014-2015 general fund and food service budgets before moving on to approve the proposed 2015-2016 budget.

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Updated state law affects costs for county records

A newly updated state law that hadn’t been revised in 120 years should benefit taxpayers, as well as county offices. House Bill 4075, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, places a cap on the amount county treasurers can charge for an electronic copy of a property tax record at 25 cents per record and caps the total at $1,500.

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JUST IN: Alleged Central Montcalm teddy bear thieves caught

With the assistance of the public, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office found those responsible for the recent breaking and entering that occurred at the Central Montcalm schools.

Adam Eggleston was recently appointed the new magistrate of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court in Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

New magistrate appointed to Montcalm County’s District Court

When it comes to practicing law, Adam Eggleston is a triple threat. He has worked on the prosecution side, the defense side and now he’s on the bench as the newly appointed magistrate of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court.