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The carnival, a first this year for Stanton Old Fashioned Days, is ready to thrill young and old alike. This year’s schedule is filled with activities, live music and fun. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

Ready…set …it’s a go for Old Fashioned Days

Friday afternoon in Stanton felt like the deep breath before the plunge. The carnival — a first this year for Old Fashioned Days — the food vendors, the merchants, the live music stage; all were gearing up for the thousands of visitors that flood the town each year for what is one of the area’s largest small-town festivals.

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Funeral Notices for August 9, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, August 9, 2014

Vietnam veteran Denny Craycraft unveils his vision for a large Vietnam War memorial Tuesday evening at the Belding City Council meeting. At top right, the center of a monument honoring all Michigan Vietnam veterans who died in the Vietnam war would be a possible engraving of the “Three Servicemen Statue” that stands in Washington D.C. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding Vietnam War memorial ‘unlike anything you’ve ever seen’

Denny Craycraft can still hear the mortar blasts, the rapid fire of gunshots, and the screams of his fellow soldiers — all the horrors of war that encompassed him on a daily basis while fighting in Vietnam nearly half a century ago.

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Funeral Notices for August 8, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, August 8, 2014

The 2014 Miss Stanton court consists of, front row from left, Princess Lilliann McGuire, Junior Miss Stanton First Runner-up Elizabeth Conklin, Miss Stanton 2014 Hailey Hollenbeck, Duchess Emma Burns, Duke Zach Petersen and Prince Gabriel Vansconis; back row from left, Miss Stanton Third Runner-up Kacey Jones, Junior Miss Second Runner-up Keisha Miller, Miss Stanton Second Runner-up Erica Wyatt, Junior Miss Hannah Salliote, Miss Stanton First Runner-up Taylor Skula; Junior Miss Court Member Tori Swan; Jr. Miss Third Runner-up Ally Crippen and Junior Miss Court Member Katie Lilly. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Sidney teen takes advice, wins Miss Stanton title

Hailey Hollenbeck was considering trying the Miss Stanton Scholarship pageant, but was hesitant. Her mom and her sisters, including her twin sister Hannah, encouraged her to go for it.

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Ada man pleads guilty in Zero1 case

One of two Ada men charged with the misuse of grant funds awarded to their Greenville company has reached a plea agreement with Montcalm County prosecutors.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Board self-assessment helps district leaders set priorities

The community has an opportunity to evaluate its Board of Education members every other year at the November election. It used to be every year, but that changed when the State eliminated the annual May school election in an effort to cut costs. Sometimes local boards survey their parents or community for input.

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JUST IN: Wie withdraws from LPGA Classic

  BELMONT – Michelle Wie had won the US Open and was riding some momentum going into the LPGA Classic. But after nine holes on Thursday, Wie withdrew from the tournament at Blythefield Country Club after injuring her right wrist. Wie was at plus-5 41 after nine holes when she came off the course. Wie [...]

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UPDATE: Greenville man ID’d after fatal accident on M-57

Police have identified a man who died in a two-car crash on M-57 near Greenville last month.

Charles Gregory Samuel, 20, of Greenville, died in the crash Wednesday night, July 23.

Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: Tigers’ utility man embraces changing role

Since making his way into the Detroit Tigers organization, not once, but twice; Don Kelly has become a fixture who has seemingly mastered the secret of reinventing his role on a regular basis.

For the 34-year-old Pennsylvania native, transition has become a part of everyday life when he steps foot on the field. Currently standing as the only active player to have spent playing time at every position, Kelly has quickly and quietly become a “25thman” who embodies the skill level of nine men.