2022 MONTCALM COUNTY FAIR: An ‘Ol’ fun time’ returns

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Montcalm County Fair aims to provide fairgoers with rides, events, animals and more

From heavy rains, dry spells and an unprecedented pandemic, the annual Montcalm County Fair has faced numerous obstacles in recent years.

This year, however, festival organizers are hopeful nothing stands in the way of putting on a weeklong fair that offers fun for children and adults of all ages.

2022 MONTCALM COUNTY FAIR: Avian flu precautions mean no live birds at fair

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For some 4-H’ers at this year’s Montcalm County Fair, showing their animals will look a little different — there will be no animal to show.

Of the 11 different varieties of animals shown at the annual fair, one of those — birds — will not be on hand this year due to a nationwide outbreak of the avian flu.

2022 MONTCALM COUNTY FAIR: Kids Day offers a variety of free attractions and prizes

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As the Montcalm County Fair approaches, the annual Kids Day on June 24 is something many families with little ones are looking forward to.

With the fair officially starting on June 19 and running for a week through the following Sunday, the fair board makes an effort to give glory to kids all days of the week.

2022 MONTCALM COUNTY FAIR: Montcalm County Fair’s full slate of Grandstand events kick off June 20

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From cowboys and livestock to smashed-up cars, the grandstand events at this year’s Montcalm County Fair promise to entertain.

Regular attendees to the Montcalm County Fair will notice one immediate change to the grandstand events from years past — the cost of parking.

Women’s Bridge Tournament League holds its annual awards lunch

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The Women’s Bridge Tournament League held its awards lunch at the Winter Inn with 18 people attending.

Summer concert at the Belding library on June 22

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The Friends of the Alvah N. Belding Library will host the first of their Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. on June 22 the west side of the library.

Please bring a lawn chair and enjoy the entertaining folk songs of Jackie and Gary Combine. It will be a fun concert including audience interaction, humor and personal stories of the songs they sing. Please mark your calendar for this event.

A rose by any other name …

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Summer reading kick-off

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Montcalm Twp. Board to review request to draft new junk ordinance

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While much debate in this and other townships in this county has been consumed by the subject of wind turbines, another topic generating frustration and anger appears to be growing in the community — junk yards.

During Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Montcalm Township Board, several members of the audience brought forward complaints regarding excessive, unused vehicles being parked in front yards of properties.

Giving it a Tri

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Tri Greenville sees 271 participants in 2022

The weather was ideal for a great race during the Tri Greenville Triathlon and Duathlon on June 4.

The day’s temperatures hovering around 70 degrees eliminated a large possibility of overheating for participants of the ninth annual Tri Greenville at Baldwin Lake. For an intense morning of swimming, biking and running, the athletes were very much in favor of the weather.