SHORT TAKES: Holiday bowls next for Michigan, MSU

By Daily News • Last Updated 10:41 am on Monday, November 26, 2012

Big Ten regular season football ended Saturday for both Michigan and Michigan State.

MSU squeaked into bowl eligibility by beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Alas, Michigan, whose offense failed to appear for the second half of their game, lost to their archrival Ohio State Buckeyes. At the season’s start, both schools were expected to contend for the conference championship. They both fell short of that goal.

The good news for their fans is that the Wolverines and the Spartans will each be playing in a holiday bowl game with a chance for a good start on next year.

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Lest you forget… Here’s an abbreviated list of special events coming this week. Be sure to check further in your Daily News for additional items and more details:



• Candlelight Reception with refreshments, entertainment, and silent auction, 8 p.m. at the Belding Library

• Greenville High School senior door-to-door pop can drive, 6 p.m. in Greenville.



• Montcalm Community College Symposium “Religion and the Gay Community,” 4:40 to 5:45 p.m. at the Doser Building



• Greenville’s “Celebrate a Hometown Christmas” Parade, Friday evening

• Montcalm Community College Handel’s Messiah Concert, 7 p.m. at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center



• Belding Home for the Holidays event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covered Village Mall

• Greenville Santa Party, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bower St. Café, Spectrum Health United Hospital



• Montcalm Community College’s Santa’s Super Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Sidney campus

• Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Tree of Lights Celebration, 4 p.m. in Greenville

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The 2012 Christmas shopping season is seriously under way. Saturday’s Daily News reported that for local merchants Black Friday (Thursday, too) was anything but blue and sales were even greener than expected. That’s good for all of us.

Local stores contribute much toward the welfare of our area communities, and by supporting them we are indeed helping our neighbors as well as ourselves. There’s never been a better time to remember that good will, like charity, begins at home.

Editorial opinions are the consensus of The Daily News editorial board.

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