2023 Turk Lake Polar Plunge

CC-C girls basketball rides solid defensive effort, improved communication to secure 18-point home win over Fulton

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Most opponents who step into Community Fieldhouse to play the Eagles’ girls basketball team know the objective — score at least 30 points.

In games this season where the Carson City-Crystal Eagles give up at least 30 points on defense, the Eagles are 1-3, with their only win coming against Tri County. It doesn’t sound too difficult on paper, but through 16 games, only four opponents have completed the feat against the solid 2-3 zone defense of the Eagles.

Ionia’s Zion United Methodist cleans up, rebuilds after fire

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The approximately 60-member congregation of Zion United Methodist Church are continuing to pick up the pieces after their 138-year-old church was extensively damaged in a fire.

Six fire departments responded to the blaze that started on the southeast side of the building at 423 W. Washington St. around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, during the church’s weekly soup kitchen event.

Central Montcalm boys basketball earns celebratory first conference win, drops Lakeview in rivalry matchup

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Shea Ingles emerged from the Central Montcalm locker room on Friday drenched, from head to toe. The celebration in the Green Hornet locker room was both joyous and sneaky.

Ingles said he walked into the room, waiting to scream and celebrate with his guys after a 55-32 win over Central State Activities Association, and cross-county, rival Lakeview — but no one was in the room. The Hornets had done this to their head coach already once before.

‘It’s time for us to opt in’

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Reynolds Township Planning Commission holds public hearing on allowing marijuana establishments

In 2008, Reynolds Township voters approved a statewide medical marijuana proposal by nearly 65% to 35%.

In 2018, Reynolds Township voters approved a statewide recreational marijuana proposal by 55% to 44%.

However, the township has opted out of any and all marijuana establishments ever since — although that will likely be changing very soon.

GUEST VIEW: Wind farm issue will soon be resolved

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After reading Don Smucker’s analysis of Montcalm County’s green energy conflict in the Jan. 21 Daily News, I am also very concerned — but for a different reason. The wind ordinance issue will be resolved, but I am concerned some people in our society hold democracy in such contempt.

Three Hornets sign with MCC volleyball

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Central Montcalm seniors, from left, Lily Bohen, Maia Sexton and Tiana Whitacre all signed their letter of intent to join the Montcalm Community College volleyball team on Friday afternoon.

Black History Month: The story of the Real McCoy

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During February, Black History Month, I will be writing weekly articles celebrating the contributions to our culture and history by Black Michiganders.

The first two weeks I will introduce us to two inventors who, respectively, greatly impacted our transportation and recreation. In my third article I will introduce our readers to the man in Michigan who was the last living Black Civil War soldier in America. Lastly, and closest to home, I will write about the Black pioneering families who settled in Montcalm County just after Greenville became a town.

Agriscience opens the door to careers with plants, animals and more

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Since she was a little girl, Lauren Gorsuch had one dream: To become a member of Future Farmers of America. 

As a homeschooled student living in Vestaburg, Gorsuch, 16, was unsure of how to make this dream come true until an opportunity presented itself in her teenage years. 

MAUREEN BURNS: Random thoughts

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There are a lot of things I’ve heard lately and wanted to share. They don’t relate to each other and you may not appreciate them. Some I laughed at, some I was appalled at, some I thought were “right on.” Like I said, they don’t follow any pattern, all random reactions I’ve had!