Thursday, June 30, 2022

ON THE RECORD: Montcalm County cracking down on recycling site abuse

ON THE RECORD: Montcalm County cracking down on recycling site abuse

One man has been convicted and fined after dumping garbage at a Montcalm County recycling site, putting a face to a countywide problem. Ace Moore, 34, of Greenville, was fined $359 for littering after being caught dumping garbage, a suitcase and boxes of toys and miscellaneous junk at the Montcalm Township recycling site last summer. He was apprehended after Montcalm […]

iPad sales to continue this week in Belding

iPad sales to continue this week in Belding

BELDING — Those who were unable to take advantage of the reduced price of $100 for second generation iPads at the Belding Community Showcase are in luck. The technology department of Belding Area Schools is extending the sale through Friday. The iPads can be purchased at the Technology Department building located 321 Wilson St. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. […]

Legislators get early start on state budget

Legislators get early start on state budget

SIDNEY TOWNSHIP — Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, doesn’t find the state budget an exciting topic, but it is one that he deems important. Outman spent more than 30 minutes on the subject of the upcoming 2016-2017 fiscal year state budget during Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College, as two budget bills were introduced in the House of […]

Montcalm County undersheriff continues role as interim jail admin

Montcalm County undersheriff continues role as interim jail admin

STANTON — The Montcalm County Jail will be short an administrator and a corrections officer for at least another month. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners reviewed a request Monday from Sheriff Bill Barnwell to fill the vacant jail administrator position, as well as a vacant corrections officer position. The two positions have been mostly vacant since last December when […]

Indiana man rolls car, arrested for drunk driving near Howard City

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP — An Indiana man was arrested after allegedly driving drunk and rolling his car near Howard City on Friday night. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies and Montcalm County Emergency Services were dispatched to the accident around 10:07 p.m. in the 1100 block of N. Henkel Road in Reynolds Township. According to sheriff’s deputies, the driver, a 44-year-old man from […]

Lyons man airlifted to hospital after suspected drunken driving crash

FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP — A Lyons man was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon after a suspected drunken driving accident. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 4:58 p.m., Christopher Hilliker, 42, was driving westbound on West Fenwick Road in a dark blue SUV when he drove off the roadway over a stump. He drove back on the roadway, […]

Chip’s Clips: Where the Red Wings go from here

After another playoff disappointment, the Detroit Red Wings have some work to do to get back to being a contender for the Stanley Cup. Sure, the Wings have made the playoffs for 25 years. But in the past few years, it’s been a struggle to get there. In order to make it 26 straight and do some damage, the Wings […]

ED GILBERT: The rod and the gun

ED GILBERT: The rod and the gun

It seems I’ve had the same quandary at this time over many a year. That is to take the trout opener seriously and concentrate on that, or get that shotgun out and get with the turkey hunting season. I find it difficult to think of myself heading to a trout stream with a fly rod in one hand and my […]

Belding off to a good start on the diamond

Belding off to a good start on the diamond

BELDING — With nine wins in its first 12 games, the Belding Redskins are off to a good start this baseball season. Belding coach Michael Ostrander said pitching has been the key to its early season success. He also noted the schedule will toughen up quickly. “Some of that is our schedule. We’re not into the meat of our league schedule […]

ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 25

Soccer Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats dominated in a CSAA win at home Monday. Brookelyn Reed scored twice, while Savannah Sharp, Jordan Hart, Amanda Larson and Kenadee Cordray each scored once. Danielle Carpenter made one save. Record: 5-2 (3-1). Next game: at Big Rapids Wednesday. FH Eastern 7, Greenville 0: The Yellow Jackets lost a road O-K Bronze […]

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