A group of fifth-graders examine the “organs” of an artificial human torso during the a mini medical school event at Baldwin Heights Elementary School. Surgeons from Spectrum United Health Hospital instructed students on a variety of surgeries. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville elementary school students enjoy hands-on medical experience

Scalpel, please. Donning full surgeon gear, fifth-grade students at Baldwin Heights and Lincoln Heights elementary in Greenville got a first-person point of view of what it’s like to operate on different organs within the human torso.

Montcalm Area Career Center Engineering Instructor Art Ward and his students, Lakeview junior Peter Betten, 17, Vestaburg junior Christopher Powelson, 16, Vestaburg junior Austin Blanks, 17, and Central Montcalm senior Timothy Moravik, 17, ready their trebuchet that the students built for a class project for launch Wednesday at the Montcalm Area Career Center in Sidney. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Students launch pumpkin chuckin’ event (VIDEO)

Students decided to put what they learned in the classroom to the test by creating a plan to chuck pumpkins on Wednesday. Students from the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) created a trebuchet to launch pumpkins at a target — a car — by using algebra and more.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently shared his views on Proposals 1 through 6 at a townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Gov. Snyder: Yes on Proposal 1, no on Proposals 2 through 6

Voters will decide on six statewide proposals one week from today. “A very crowded ballot,” observed Gov. Rick Snyder at a recent townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently sat down for an interview with The Daily News to share his thoughts on the Nov. 6 election and Michigan’s economy, along with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Governor talks Obama vs. Romney, negative campaigning, jobs

Gov. Rick Snyder recently appeared with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman at a townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College to rally the Republican base. The Daily News sat down with Snyder for an interview after the event to get the governor’s thoughts on the upcoming election, which takes place one week from today.


Gov. Snyder, Rep. Outman participate in Q&A forum at MCC (Video)

Rick Outman is receiving a little help from his friends in his bid to be re-elected state representative of the 70th District … one “relentlessly positive” friend in particular.

Central Montcalm’s Lucas Emmons makes a diving catch for a touchdown over White Cloud defender Dillon Maring on Thursday night in the second quarter at home in Stanton.

Central Montcalm mercies White Cloud 54-0 (Video and Gallery)

The first home game of the season for Central Montcalm’s football team was a big win. The Green Hornets scored in many different ways in a 54-0 win over the White Cloud Indians on Thursday.

Members of G.H.O.S.T. Paranormal Investigations watch a live feed on a monitor of four infrared cameras that were set up up throughout Clifford Lake Inn. — Daily News/Cory Smith

G.H.O.S.T. paranormal group certifies Clifford Lake Inn as haunted (VIDEO)

The question of whether spirits from the afterlife are among us here on earth has lingered for centuries, but according to one paranormal investigation team, Clifford Lake Inn in Stanton is officially haunted with their presence. G.H.O.S.T. Paranormal Investigations, based out of Mount Pleasant, officially declared the restaurant haunted earlier this year. Their findings, despite what you may believe, were discovered using equipment and tactics similar to what you might see on several paranormal television shows, but without the theatrics.

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VIDEO: Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser at CMHS varsity basketball games

Students at Central Montcalm proudly boast their school colors of Green and White during athletic events held throughout the year, but this was not the case during two varsity basketball games on Jan. 27. This past Friday, students, faculty and fans donned as much orange clothing as they could in support of juvenile diabetes awareness.

Judy Guevara of Stanton smiles after realizing she won a bid she thought she had lost. Guevara bid $550 for property in Stanton.

VIDEO: Montcalm County land auction properties go for $50

A condemned property failed to sell at the annual Montcalm County minimum bid land auction in September. The foreclosed building at 102 E. Elm St. in downtown Carson City was listed at $16,158.11 last month.

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VIDEO: Hornets suffer first loss of season

After shutting out their first three opponents this season, the Central Montcalm Hornets defense didn’t have an answer for the Manistee Chippewas Friday night.