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Crystal Community Library Librarian Brenda Geselman, left, speaks on the phone at the front desk of the library while Crystal Township resident Elizabeth McMillan uses one of the library’s computers Wednesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City Council authorizes Crystal library contract and lease

Efforts to move the Crystal Community Library to a new location have been long in the making, and though the idea remains intact, a final resolution may still be years away. That’s the understanding of both members of the Crystal Township Board and Carson City Library Board, which overseas the Crystal Community Library.

Larry and Kylie Burns pose in front of a popular U.P. destination, the Taquamenon Falls in Paradise, which was part of the snowmobiling trip the two took last winter. (Courtesy photos)

REVVED UP: Predicted mild winter gets mixed feelings within local area

This time last year, the ground was covered in about two feet of snow and temperatures were falling along with the snowflakes. November 2014 saw record-breaking snowfall for West Michigan. The first week in November this year, however, has surprised many, with abnormal fall temperatures above 70 degrees.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 28, 2015

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The Greenville West Shopping Center strip mall off of Washington Street in Greenville was almost empty at about 5:30 a.m. on Black Friday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville’s Black Friday morning featured a significant lack of shoppers

Rowdy shoppers, often pushing and shoving to get at what they wanted, jostled for items as they crammed the aisles of stores during the dark mayhem of Black Friday sales … is what many thought they would hear after the fact. However, the truth of the matter was vastly different. At least when it came to Greenville.

Annegret Paas, a teacher for students with autistic spectrum disorder at Seiter Education Center in Greenville, holds a puzzle of the U.S. states that she uses to teach the five students in her class, each one having a specific challenge with instruction, based on their IQ and behavioral levels. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Seiter Center creates new autism spectrum disorder classroom

In an effort to meet the demands of an increasing number of students with autism, a new middle school classroom opened at Seiter Education Center. The classroom opened Nov. 2, providing a place for five incoming students with severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the area to learn.

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Sheridan family loses dog for 3 weeks, catches him with help from community

Not everyone could survive for three weeks alone in the wilderness. Yet, that is exactly what 4-year-old Charlie did through the waning days of October and the waxing days of November. Although young, Charlie has a slight advantage to his human counterparts which allowed him to survive in the wild. Charlie is a dog. A sheltie to be exact but that certainly did not stop his “parents” from worrying about him while he was gone.

From left, Otisco Township board members, Trustee Dan Ziegler, Clerk Lynda Sower, Treasurer Janet Breimayer and Supervisor Paul Reeves discuss a proposed ordinance to regulate storage of recreational vehicles in the township during the Nov. 10 township board meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Otisco board talks outdoor storage, recreational vehicle ordinance

Michigan provides ample opportunities for recreation for its residents, from snowmobiling down frozen trails in the winter to racing a speed boat across choppy waters in the summer. But what happens when those vehicles, and other recreational items, need to be stored when they are not in use?


Funeral Notices for Nov. 27, 2015

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The entire Battle family gathered Wednesday morning in Montcalm County Probate Court to make their adoption of two toddlers, Kaylee and Jameson, official. Pictured are, from left, Kelsey, Troy, Alexis, Kaylee, Philip, Barbara and Jameson Battle, and Judge Charles Simon III, who presided over the procedure. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Howard City family has two new reasons to be thankful this year

Typically, judges take a dim view of participants in courtroom proceedings running up and down the aisles while emitting ear-piercing screams at the top of their lungs. But last Wednesday, Montcalm County Probate Judge Charles Simon III made an exception to this rule.

Brooke Stoutjesdyk, 18, of Greenville, is the first of Montcalm Community College’s Early College enrollees to graduate with a college degree from the program since it was created in the 2013-2014 school year. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

MCC’s Early College to graduate first student

Brooke Stoutjesdyk is in a class of her own — quite literally. She may have not gotten to walk with her class during Greenville High School’s graduation this past spring, but come Dec. 11, Brooke Stoutjesdyk will be graduated from high school and will have earned an associate’s degree from college.