2020-11-21

Product reviews: Artisan Citrus Juicer and Cork Pops

Need I remind anyone what is just a mere 34 days away? If any readers are like me, they have done zero Christmas shopping.

Should I deck halls nobody’s going to see?

Christmas comes but once a year. I’m not sure who first coined that phrase, but I can’t help but think they meant it as an expression of relief rather than longing.

Local readers share when they will or have decorated for Christmas

Jodi Mcnees, Greenville — “I’ve started decorating to give some extra cheer in the house in these trying times but won’t put my tree up till Thanksgiving day.” Jason Dillingham, Greenville — “Of course this year is different, but when I grew up in the heritage neighborhood in Muskegon. I remember the whole street putting candle lights in those big […]

Enjoy the comforts of home, pest-free

David Riches of Belding heard his wife’s displeasure upon discovering ants last spring and he knew he had to deal with the problem immediately.

STEVE MERREN: Preparing for the late season

When the false thunder erupts from the forest, the pressure on the deer rises to its paramount, leaving many hunters who have yet to have a successful day afield eating tag stew until the following year.

However, there are a few tricks that can help a resilient hunter achieve the goal of a harvest even when the deck is stacked against them.

Local children’s author continues ‘Pants Family’ series of books

Any children’s book publisher will tell you, the hardest part of writing a book for young readers is to avoid being “preachy.” Aesop may have been able to successfully tie each of his fables up with a tidy little moral in a way that didn’t distract from the story itself, but most writers can’t, or at any rate, don’t.

It’s one reason writing a popular kid’s book is so much more difficult than it might at first seem.

A fierce, driven competitor

Tri County’s Mackenzie Nagelhout signs with Cornerstone University to play softball

Surrounded by nearly 25 of her friends and family at the Offseason Sports Academy in Howard City on Wednesday night, Mackenzie Nagelhout took the next step in her softball career.

The Tri County senior, who was also the 2019 Daily News All-Area Runner-Up for Softball Offensive Player of the Year, signed her letter of intent to play softball for Cornerstone University.

MCC to conclude fall semester online following ‘Pause to save lives’ epidemic order

Be it attending lectures from home or finishing a final exam on the living room couch, students and faculty at Montcalm Community College (MCC) are ready to finish up the fall semester online.

Following the “Pause to save lives” epidemic order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), all colleges in Michigan were required to transition from in-person to remote learning effective Wednesday for a period of three weeks through Dec. 8.

Probate Court judge requests pay raise for attorneys

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners are considering a pay increase request for Juvenile Court attorneys after that court’s judge expressed concerns over an attorney shortage for the parent and children clients of that court.

Montcalm County Juvenile Court Judge Charle Simon III presented a written request to the county’s Finance & Personnel Committee on Nov. 9.

Crystal Township Board rejects Brownfield request involving Dollar General

Board also moves forward with Community Center improvements

The Crystal Township Board opted to turn down a Brownfield request that would potentially have brought a Dollar General into town.

During a special meeting in November, the Township Board heard from Roman Wilson of Fishbeck, an engineering and environmental firm in Grand Rapids, about a request to turn the building at 705 S. Main St. — which was most recently home to Charlie’s Pit Stop Pizzeria — into a Dollar General.