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Funeral Notices — Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

At left, Montcalm Community College Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs Rob Spohr discusses the college’s enrollment numbers, as Dean of Student & Enrollment Services Debra Alexander, center, and President Bob Ferrentino, right, listen during a MCC Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Enrollment up, financial forecast down at Montcalm Community College

As Michigan’s economic recovery continues, the same cannot be said for its effect on community college enrollment.

Of the 28 community colleges in Michigan, 26 are currently experiencing a drop in enrollment, and Montcalm Community College has not been immune to that decrease.

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Greenville historian Elsie McNiel dies at 82

When future historians look back at 20th century Greenville, they’ll encounter the usual pantheon of mayors, city managers, business owners.

Those who take time to dig deeper will find Elsie McNiel, a woman who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to chronicle and preserve a record of the community.

The Lakeview Wildcats take offensive reps during a practice last week. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview set to face Chippewa Hills

Unlike last year, the Lakeview Wildcats are familiar with their first round playoff opponent (Maple City Glen Lake). The Wildcats (8-1) will travel to face former CSAA rival Chippewa Hills (7-2) tonight in the first round of the Division 6 football playoffs. The two teams spent the past nine years together in the same league. This year, the league was split into two divisions, with the Wildcats in the Silver and the Warriors in the Gold.

Central Montcalm quarterback Keagan James gets ready to work on a running back drill during practice last week. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm goes on the road to Freeland

Even though they were only 5-4, Central Montcalm’s football team made it to the playoffs. Because of their record, the Green Hornets will go on the road for the first round of the Division 5 playoffs when they go to Freeland to face the Falcons.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 31, 2014

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Bridge boost: $275,000 grant helps Whites Bridge rebuilding efforts

Just when supporters behind the efforts to rebuild Whites Bridge thought things may be losing steam, a government grant is helping the think-tank stay strong.

On Oct. 13, the Whites Bridge Historical Society received word that the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Grand Region Bridge Council approved a $275,000 grant.

Community engagement, like what local health facilities are doing, is key to successfully controlling outbreaks like the Ebola virus. Good outbreak control relies on applying a package of interventions, namely case management, surveillance and contact tracing, a good laboratory service, safe burials and social mobilization. — Courtesy photo

Ebola is minor threat locally, but health officials are ready

An infectious disease outbreak like Ebola usually has three things working in its favor: A lack of remedies, a lack of precautions and an unchecked system to where those infected travel beyond ground zero.

Fortunately, if ever an infectious disease were to threaten the mid-Michigan area, health officials say they are more than ready.

Belding Area Schools Superintendent Sara Shriver recently received the Annual Educator Award through the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists. — Courtesy photo

Belding superintendent receives statewide honor

After more than two years at the helm of Belding Area Schools, Superintendent Sara Shriver’s effort’s are being applauded statewide.

On Oct. 1, Shriver received the Annual Educator Award through the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists (MAS/FPS).

Montabella quarterback Brady Burggren takes reps during Thursday’s practice. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella ready to face No. 5 ranked team in D-7

The Montabella Mustangs have been in playoff mode for the past three weeks. After back-to-back losses to Carson City-Crystal and Coleman, the Mustangs’ record stood at 4-3. Six wins guaranteed a playoff spot, meaning Montabella needed to win its final two games to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011.