Two treats, three tricks

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Central Montcalm volleyball season ends in Ionia district quarterfinals against Alma in five sets

The Central Montcalm volleyball team took to the court at Ionia High School on Monday, coming out of the locker room hyped as they were ready for district volleyball action against Alma.

The Green Hornets came out of the gates on fire, scoring seven of the first eight points and 17 of the first 24. With a roaring student section that traveled to the game, along with a bevy of parents and community members, the team was clicking early and the excitement was high. Head coach Taryn Muilenburg said communication was key early on for the Hornets.

Voting trends suggest 50+ voters to decide election

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As the Nov. 8 General Election approaches, AARP predicts Michigan’s older voters will likely drive outcomes across the ballot, if historical election trends hold true.

According to voting records, older voters represent a major force in elections, voting at higher rates than other age groups. In Michigan during the last round of midterm elections in 2018, 63.4 percent of voters ages 45 to 64 and 73 percent of voters 65 and older cast ballots, compared with 33.2 percent of those 18 to 24.

MAISD receives auditor’s highest ranking

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The Board of Education at Montcalm Area Intermediate School District heard a presentation from the school’s Lansing-based auditing firm, Maner Costerisan, during their Oct. 20 board meeting.

Upcoming and pending services for Nov. 1, 2022

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Upcoming and pending services for Nov. 1, 2022

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Crystal library hosting free programs

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Historian and researcher Dana Kenneth Johnson will present “Montcalm County’s Lost, Forgotten and Unforgettable Places” at Crystal Community Library at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Also at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9, Johnson will present “When Rails Ruled,” a look at the railroads of Montcalm County and surrounding areas. Don’t miss these free programs.

Greenville schools focus on early childhood ed, daycare

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Online survey requests feedback from area residents

Nearly six months ago, voters were essentially split on a request from Greenville Public Schools for a $45 million bond proposal that failed by just two votes: 1,662 “no” votes to 1,660 “yes” votes.

Had that bond passed, construction of a new Early Childhood & Daycare Center would have been a result.

Teen bicyclist injured in hit and run near Pierson

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Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a bicycle vs car hit and run traffic crash resulting in serious injuries to a 15-year-old male in Pierson Township.