The Hope Squad

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Central Montcalm students seek to create connections and positive school climate

Shandy Longcore was 10 years old when she looked in the mirror and decided she wasn’t pretty enough. 

Longcore gave herself a haircut that didn’t turn out exactly how she planned. After her dad made a passing comment about her hair on his way to work at the hardware store he owned, feeling worse than ever, Shandy did the only thing she thought could make her pain stop. 

‘Politics is creeping into courts’

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Michigan Supreme Court chief justice shares thoughts on court politicization

When Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court a decade ago, she sought to depoliticize the state’s seven-justice court of last resort.

However, as the chief justice now prepares to retire six years early from the bench by the end of this year, the Michigan Supreme Court remains colored by politics, as do many other state and federal courts.

New Maple Valley Township clerk gets to work

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The newly appointed/elected Maple Valley Township clerk attended her first regular township board meeting on Oct. 10 and made progress in beginning to get apparently neglected township equipment and software up to date.

Andi Knapp was appointed clerk Sept. 22 after Cathy Benson resigned Sept. 15 after losing to Knapp in the August primary election.

Mustangs ‘Rayce’ to victory

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Rayce Sackett’s 6 touchdowns lead Montabella football to first victory over Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in school history

Rayce Sackett was well on his way to a memorable game that could stand the test of time — one that would help make his case to be the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) among Montabella running backs.

He had well over 250 yards rushing, six touchdowns and was just moments away from icing an instant classic of a game on senior night Saturday against Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart — a team that Montabella had never beaten in football in school history.

Douglass Township Board has tense meeting as recall election looms

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With November’s recall election just weeks away, the most recent meeting of the Douglass Township Board was another tense one.

Supervisor Terry Anderson, Treasurer Amy Laper and Trustee Tom Jeppesen were present for the Oct. 5 meeting, while Clerk Ronda Snyder and Trustee Pat Althoff were both absent.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2022

Upcoming and pending services for Oct. 17, 2022

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Wednesday Carol Louise Borring — 1 p.m., Brigham Funeral Chapel, Lakeview. Martha Deloris Ingall — noon, Gentle Shepherd Church, Six Lakes. Friday Donna Bernard — 11 a.m., St. Charles Catholic Church. (Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville) Saturday Kathleen “Kay” Gunter — 4 to 7 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.