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Members of the Stanton City Commission continue their search for a new city manager to replace former manager James Freed, who left for another job in Port Huron last month. When hired, the new manager will provide services to both the city of Stanton and the village of Lakeview. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Search continues for Stanton/Lakeview manager

Several candidates have come forward seeking the city manager’s position recently vacated by James Freed, who left last month to accept a manager’s position in Port Huron.

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Central Montcalm superintendent interviews continue, wrap up today

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education interviewed two more candidates for the district’s superintendent post. Six of seven board members were present to interview Herve Dardis, high school principal at Ostego Public Schools, and Andrew R. Shaw, former superintendent (through April) of Pittsford Area Schools.

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Grattan Academy comes out on top in SchoolDigger.com study

It seems every organization out there dedicated to K-12 education has its own formula to track student success. There are report cards, color schemes, annual progress reports, at-risk declarations and top-to-bottom lists.

It’s up to school officials to take in each of these state or independent group studies and try to piece together the puzzle that most accurately depicts student achievement.

Ask any school official which formula works best and they will probably answer none of them … or maybe all of them.

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Central Montcalm hires one principal, but loses another

Between rounds of interviews for a new superintendent, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education, at its monthly meeting Wednesday worked on filling two principal posts.

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Central Montcalm starts interviews for leader

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education on Wednesday interviewed two of the six superintendent candidates. Roche LaVictor, currently principal of Discovery Middle School in the Plymouth-Canton District, and Peter W. Bush Jr., currently high school principal for Coopersville Area Public Schools, each fielded a variety of questions in their hour-long interview before the board. The candidates then were given 15 minutes to question the board or present a closing statement.

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WALDON’S PONDERINGS: A dramatic jailhouse escape … and recapture

Three inmates of the Montcalm County Jail engineered a dramatic escape from their cell by fashioning a skeleton key out of a tin tobacco box, only to be captured in a huckleberry swamp several miles away.

That was the big news locally 100 years ago this week in the Greenville Independent.

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Central Montcalm school board to interview 6 for superintendent position

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education has recommended six candidates to interview for the superintendent of the district. The top spot is currently being covered by Interim Superintendent Amy Meinhardt, following Kristi Teall’s resignation as superintendent as of June 30.

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Sheridan VFW to host Meet the Candidates event

The Sheridan VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary will host a Meet the Candidates event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in anticipation of the upcoming primary election. The VFW Post is located at 209 W. Washington St. in downtown Sheridan.

Franz Mogdis has been executive director of the Montcalm Alliance since 1997. — File photo

Mogdis resigns after leading the Montcalm Alliance for 17 years

The executive director of the Montcalm Alliance presented his final quarterly economic development report to county officials Monday morning in that capacity. Franz Mogdis is stepping down as executive director of the Montcalm Alliance after 17 years. His resignation is effective July 31.

Cadet firefighters Jesse James, left, and Kristine Bush, center, are ready to accompany Sheridan Fire Chief Ed Lingeman, right, on emergency calls. Lingeman established the cadet program last year and hopes to have six cadets involved in upcoming months. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Sheridan’s Firefighter Cadet program provides valuable experience

If that firefighter hosing down your grass fire looks a little young to be wearing turnout gear, don’t be alarmed; chances are he or she is in training, part of the Firefighter Cadet program instituted last year by the Sheridan Community Fire Department. At present, only three teens are enrolled in the program, but Fire Chief Ed Lingeman would like to see that number double in the near future.