CC-C football earns ‘gutsy’ win over Riverview Gabriel Richard in thrilling finish

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Logan Hopkins stepped back to line up for a field goal with the game on the line, and he lined up straight back rather than taking any steps to his left. He was going to be in a straight line with the football in quarterback Mason Smith’s hands with a Full Moon behind him hung high in the Friday night sky at Central Montcalm’s Hornet Field.

“It’s just an extra point,” repeated Carson City-Crystal head coach Tim Swore. “It’s nothing more than an extra point.”

Fast start by Lowell leads to 43-7 victory over Greenville

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Sophomore quarterback Noah Long dove for the pylon on an eight-yard rush — touchdown in the south end zone.

The Greenville student section erupted and celebrated in a way they waited for all night — a large cloud of baby powder floated above the Greenville sidelines as the smell filled the air on a white-out-themed night. It was the payoff for waiting until that first score of the game, however, it came far too late.

Sidney Township planners advance proposed short-term rental ordinance

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Two Sidney Township officials knowingly gave the Daily News an incorrect draft of a proposed short-term rental ordinance after the newspaper was forced to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain a copy of the draft in the first place.

The news came to light during Wednesday’s Planning Commission public hearing on the proposed ordinance.

United Way, MCC come together to assemble emergency preparedness kits

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Emergencies can happen at any time, but thanks to the efforts of numerous volunteers, 700 area families will be better prepared in the event something may go wrong. 

On Thursday, faculty and students at Montcalm Community College came together at the college’s Sidney campus to assist United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties in assembling 700 emergency preparedness starter kits. 

Upcoming and pending services for Sept. 10, 2022

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Upcoming and pending services for Sept. 10, 2022

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TIM SKUBICK: We can finally agree on something — and it’s not good a good thing

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A cynic might argue in this current political climate the United State of America is anything but. In fact, a more apt label might be the Divided State of America.

AMISH COOK: Gloria’s emergency biscuits

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Isn’t grief like a thunderstorm?

There are those times the thunder rumbles til you stop your ears, and you are sure it’ll send everything else crashing in a split second. You have no vision of life with clear blue skies, and what was once a haven of rest and dreams is only blackness with dark tornado clouds as far as you can see. When lightning strikes, there are only more dark rolling clouds that give you glimpses of the sky beyond.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

AUSTIN CHASTAIN: 9/11 is an everlasting reminder of beaming lives taken too soon

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This 9/11 story isn’t my story, but it is one that’s forever close to my heart and it led me to where I am as a young man today.

I was just 3 years old 21 years ago when the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, were attacked. I do have distinct memories of that day, ones that I won’t ever forget — most likely as long as I live.

Ionia Expo block party will take over downtown on Sept. 17

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The Ionia Expo is a massive block party that will shut Main Street down from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, rain or shine.

The Expo is an opportunity to check out the very best that local businesses, clubs and organizations have to offer, all in one place and time.