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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.

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MCC teams with Davenport for nursing program

As soon as this summer, nursing students at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will have classes available to them to where they can work toward a bachelor’s degree more conveniently, thanks to a new coordinated agreement with Davenport University.

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JUST IN: Sheridan Village Council considers youth coordinator

Members of the Village Council tonight discussed the possibility of establishing a “youth coordinator” to schedule hours and jobs for young volunteers willing to help out the Department of Public Works (DPW) with minor chores around town.

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JUST IN: Montcalm County medical responder requests move forward

Several requests involving medical first responder vehicles and equipment moved forward at today’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Finance & Personnel Committee meeting.

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JUST IN: Teddy bears stolen in Central Montcalm school break-in

An individual or group of perpetrators have been using Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School for unlawful shenanigans.

During the past two weeks, someone has been sneaking onto school property, stealing items and causing minor amounts of damage.

The students of the Ombudsman class of 2015 were officially graduates following their commencement on Wednesday night. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Ombudsman Alternative Education celebrates commencement

For many, it was a long hard road, full of twists and turns, with an uncertain ending. But make it to the end they did. As of Wednesday night, eight students from the Ombudsman Alternative Education program can officially call themselves graduates.

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Ionia man drunkenly steals, crashes semi-tractor near Sheridan

An 27-year-old Ionia man was hospitalized with severe injuries after allegedly drunkenly stealing a semi-tractor Saturday morning, speeding away and crashing it shortly thereafter.

This white bridge is a popular draw for photographs and weddings at Artman Park, located on the Tamarack Creek just west of Howard City. The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly has a project underway to stabilize the park’s streambanks, which have been eroding. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Muskegon River Watershed projects in the works for Montcalm County

The Muskegon River travels through 12 counties in Michigan, playing a major role in the Great Lakes State moniker. A group of river-lovers have been working for almost two decades with the mission to preserve, protect and restore the Muskegon River Watershed, which encompasses more than 2,700 miles in west central Michigan.

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Stanton’s financial future looks promising

Financially, Stanton is in even better shape than it really needs to be, according to City Manager Jake Eckholm. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Stanton City Commission, commissioners reviewed and approved the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The outlook is fairly positive.

Proudly wearing red, white and blue, a young group of people at Monday’s Sheridan Springfest show their support for military veterans and awaited candy tossed at them by many of the Grand Parade entries. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Community supports veterans at Sheridan Springfest

Memorial Day is not about politics, it is not about conflicts, it is not about parades and bands. It is about the sacrifices made for freedom, according to Pastor Philip Van Dop of First Congregational Church of Sheridan, who spoke at a Memorial Day service at Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan on Monday.