Stanton student awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

STANTON — Local Central Montcalm High School student, London Eldridge, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund. In the fall, Eldridge will study Pre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences at Olivet College. Eldridge exemplifies the quality of students who are selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships. “Bayer Fund is proud to sponsor the […]

GRACE FOWLER: Stepping outside my comfort zone

This past weekend I went to Nashville, Tenn., for a bachelorette party for a friend from college.

Among the group, there were four other girls I was friends with in college and the other five were from around the country and knew the bride through different avenues. We were only there from Friday afternoon until Monday, but we packed so much in that it felt like we were there a lot longer. I knew going into it that we would be doing things outside my comfort zone, but I have always wanted to go to Nashville and I figured this would be a really great way to experience the city for the first time. 

Lakeview grad finds the perfect collegiate fit, wins national title

A wrestling career spanning two high schools and three colleges ended with a national championship for Nolan Saxton.

The Lakeview native took a winding road spanning nearly more than 900 miles when it was all said and done, completing the path with a national championship in 2021, his final season of collegiate wrestling.

Return of the show

Local 4-H’ers return to showing animals for first time in two years

As a handful of dogs took turns either waiting with obedience or zipping through an agility course Sunday, those who commanded each pup were equally as excited to be outdoors as their four-legged partners.

The first showmanship event of the Montcalm County Fair — and the first to be held in two years at the fairgrounds — served as a sign of normalcy as 4-H’ers began preparing to show their animals throughout the week.

Pine Township residents voice concerns about ‘secretive’ wind surveys

311 of 950 wind surveys were returned to township, but some people say they never received one

Of the 950 wind energy surveys sent out in the township, only 311 were returned, and multiple people say they never even received one.

Meanwhile, the survey results will not be made public until at least mid-July.

Lakeview Middle School’s ‘Mr. E’ retires after 35 years with the district

When Tim Erspamer retires later this month as Lakeview Middle School principal, he can make a claim that not many educators can: He has spent his entire career in the same place that gave him his start 35 years ago.

After graduating from Central Michigan University in May 1986, Erspamer moved back home to the Detroit suburb of Livonia, where he sought a teaching job all summer — without success.

Upcoming and pending services for June 22, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for June 22, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021