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Burglaries in Montcalm County


A daytime breaking and entering complaint was handled in the Howard City area by the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post on September 1.  A residence near Maple Hill Rd and M-82 was broken into and three flat screen TVs were taken. This incident is believed to have occurred between 11:00 a.m and 12:30 p.m.
Another complaint was handled on September 1, in reference to a larceny of vehicle tires. The tires were stolen off of a personal vehicle that was parked at Peasely Trucking, located at 15015 W. M-46 near Amble Rd.
Anybody with information on either of these thefts is requested to contact Trooper Rice at the Lakeview Post at (989) 352-8444.

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High school football kicks off tonight


It’s that time of year again—can’t you feel it? Time for some football!

Fans are looking forward to Friday night, August 26, when the Cedar Springs Red Hawks travel a short way north to take on neighboring rival the Howard City Tri County Vikings!

This year will mark the second year in a row the teams have met to renew a rivalry of years gone by. Before last year’s game, which the Red Hawks won 33-6, Cedar Springs had only played Howard City Tri County twice since Sand Lake and Howard City merged in the early 1960s. They played them in both 1982 and 1983, for the last game of the season, when they were part of the Tri River Conference. Cedar Springs lost 14-0 and 20-15, respectively. Prior to that Cedar Springs faced Howard City in 1954 and 1955, winning 60-0, and 64-0, respectively, when they were part of the Newaygo County conference. They did not face Sand Lake in the 1950s or 1960s, though they did play both Sand Lake and Howard City in earlier years.

Game time is 7 p.m. The Cedar Springs Cross Country team will run the game ball down the White Pine Trail to the Vikings’ football field, so be sure to get there early to see it happen!

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Man uses baby as cover in thefts


Roman Lewis Vanderniet

A Howard City man was arrested last week for stealing from an 84-year-old Reynolds Township woman.

According to Howard City Police Chief Steven DeWitt, Roman Lewis Vanderniet, 26, of Howard City, his girlfriend, and their baby stopped unexpectedly at the elderly woman’s house (she is an acquaintance) to visit. After they left, she found her purse was open, and cash was missing, along with a large amount of prescription painkillers from the home.

On the evening of February 16, they stopped by again. The victim reported that Vanderniet asked if he could lay the baby on the victim’s bed to rest. He then entered her room and closed the door, while his girlfriend engaged her in conversation in the living room.

When the elderly woman went to her bedroom to check Vanderniet, she found him standing in her closet. After they left, she found her closet had been gone through, more cash had been stolen from her purse, and a birthday card with cash was missing. She also found the window in her bedroom unlocked, and fresh footprints in the snow outside of the window.

When police located Vanderniet in the early morning hours of February 17, he admitted to taking some money from the victim and unlocking the bedroom window with the intention of returning.

He was arrested and lodged in Montcalm County Jail. Vanderniet was charged with larceny from a building, a four-year felony and/or $5,000 in fines. He was arraigned on February 17 and released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

Chief DeWitt reminds citizens to beware of who you let into your home, and not to keep prescription pills in your bathroom or medicine cabinet where they are easily accessible to other who use the room.

“This is a very common method of theft of prescription medication,” said DeWitt.

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Celebrate the season with Winterfest 2011


These kids had fun playing at the Howard City Winterfest 2010 last January. Come on out and join them this year! Photo courtesy of Village of Howard City.

If you are looking for something to lift the mid-January blues, head out this weekend to Howard City’s second annual Winterfest, January 14 and 15.
“The community support has been great and our team is working to make the Winterfest even bigger and better than last year,” said Howard City Village Manager Mark Rambo. “We have a day filled with events for all ages, including games, food, music and snowmobiling.”
Added to the slate of activities this year are some adult team activities sure to be good for a few laughs. They include a four-person wooden ski race, tug of war, frozen chicken bowling, and bed races. Those interested can register a team of four on the day of the event.
Another new event is the chili cook off, sure to warm up participants and give them a tasty meal to boot.
Other activities include a polar plunge, snowman building contest, snowmobile ride to Cadillac and more! Visit howardcity.org for complete details.

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Smile—you’re on candid camera!


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Pictured are Donna Webster- Foster Grandparents, Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt, Mike Haefner-Assoc. Pastor First Congregational Church of Greenville, and Doris Case- Montcalm County EMS Supervisor.

Underage drinkers, drunk drivers and other criminals in Montcalm County had better beware—police have a new tool in their arsenal to investigate and prosecute crime.

The Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking and Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause recently donated funds to purchase and distribute 24 “Scorpion” personal video cameras that officers wear on their duty uniforms.

“The cameras are about the size of a thumb and record in High Definition video. Incidents of criminal investigations such as drunken driving arrests and underage drinking can all be recorded,” explained Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt.

The portable devices are then easily transferred to computers for courtroom presentations and evidence.

The 24 devices will equip approximately a third of the police officers in Montcalm County. Additional funding is being sought to continue to equip all of the Officers. If you are interested in funding additional camera units, please contact Chief DeWitt of the Howard City Police Department at 231 937-4311.

The Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking is very active in the education of the public and students. They actively take steps to prevent the ready access of alcohol to minors and the adults who supply it. According to them, 28 percent of Montcalm County 11th graders have participated in binge drinking in the past 30 days. For more information, please visit www.mcpud.org.

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