Live streaming of sporting events becoming more widely used this season due to attendance restrictions

While high school football made a triumphant return last week amid the coronavirus pandemic, the venues and atmosphere of the games were unlike anything anyone had experienced previously.

For the vast majority of casual fans, there was no experience, period.

Candidates for 70th District state rep answer questions at forum

While two individuals on opposite sides of the political aisle may be going head-to-head in the race for Michigan’s 70th District State House representative in November, voters likely could not tell much difference between the aspiring candidates Tuesday evening.

Attending a forum hosted by the Mid-Michigan United Sportsman’s Alliance (MMUSA) and Montcalm Conservation District at Sidney Township park, Republican Pat Outman of Six Lakes and Democrat Karen Garvey of Edmore answered questions focused strictly on conservation.

Sports roundup for Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sports roundup for Thursday, September 24, 2020

Vestaburg school board splits in vote for students to return to in-person learning Oct. 12

The Vestaburg Community Schools Board of Education decided in a split vote Monday to give students the option of going back to school in person starting Oct. 12.

The vote came during a special school board meeting, at which Superintendent Brandon Hubbard presented the administration’s recommendation that students be allowed to return to in-person learning starting Oct. 26. The school board previously voted in early August to delay the start of in-person learning for at least six weeks, meaning Vestaburg students have all been doing virtual or distance learning since school started Aug. 25.

Michigan State Police Trooper Starr to be honored with memorial sign

A memorial sign will soon mark the spot where the life of a Michigan State Police Lakeview Post trooper was ended too soon.

Trooper Caleb Starr, 33, died on July 31, three weeks after his vehicle was struck by an alleged drunken driver in Ionia County’s Boston Township.

Stanton continues Halloween hours debate, reviews CDC guidelines for holiday events

As new regulations come out from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office and the CDC, the city of Stanton is still considering how to set Halloween hours.

The topic first came up during the Stanton City Commission’s meeting on Sept. 8, at which time City Manager Vester Davis said he’d received a number of calls from residents asking whether the city would be hosting regular trick-or-treating hours.

Upcoming and pending services for Sept. 24, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Sept. 24, 2020

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UPDATE: CC-C schools shut down due to coronavirus outbreak

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools was one of the few Montcalm County school districts enjoying a smooth back-to-school experience with no coronavirus cases — until this week.

A school staff member who was out sick contacted the district Tuesday morning to report she had tested positive for COVID-19, according to CC-C Superintendent John Sattler. A total of 13 more staff members were asked to quarantine due to having had direct contact with the female staff member. By Wednesday, three more staff members had tested positive — plus a student who had no contact with any of those staff members.