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JUST IN: Vestaburg man struck while walking on M-46

A 61-year-old Vestaburg man is in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck while the man was picking up cans along the roadway.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash, which occurred on Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) near Bollinger Road in Richland Township shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Teachers and aides at the Seiter Education Service Center take a moment during snack time to help feed several special education students on a recent afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County has wide variety of services for students with special needs

Assisting students to make progress in the general curriculum is the role of every school educator, including special education staff. In Montcalm County, the local school districts, as well as the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), employ many staff who provide programs and services to children beginning at birth and ending at 26 years of age. Throughout Montcalm County schools, more than 1,700 students are receiving special education services.

The Kellogg Elevator Co., located at 818 N. Division St. in Carson City, hasn’t been in use in more than 20 years and has slowly fallen into ruin. Several structures located at the Kellogg Elevator Co. in Carson City have collapsed over the years, creating a scene that many residence want removed. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lengthy demolition underway of old Kellogg Elevator Co.

It’s been more than 20 years since the Kellogg Elevator Co. was up and running on the edge of the city limits, and since that time Mother Nature has not been kind. After years of weathering from winter snowfall and summer storms, the structures that once brought the city to life with local farmers bringing in crops and trains traveling in and out of town are now only a ghostly reminder of what once was.

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Funeral Notices for March 29, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 29, 2014

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Virtual schools, are we moving too quickly?

Suggested reading material about education, from newspapers, journals, books or other sources, comes across my desk on a regular basis. I try to read as much as I can and I try very hard to keep an open mind. Things are changing rapidly and there are many agendas. I believe that it is important to keep an open and yet critical mind when assessing the many ideas that are out there.

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SHORT TAKES: Bill Delp takes us back to where we’ve been

Do you know Bill Delp? If you don’t, that is to your disadvantage. If you live in this area, and have feelings about where the community is going, and how we might move ahead, you might want to know more of where we’ve been. These days, it helps to have guidance from the writings from those who know from whom and from where we once were…. and Delp knows that stuff.

Molly McAlvey of Carson City was named this year’s Frontier Days queen. She and her court include first runner-up Kelsey Dennis, Junior Princess Haley DePue and Princess Jelynn Staff, will participate at various events throughout the Frontier Days celebration, which is June 5-8. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Musical teen crowned Carson City Frontier Days queen

Molly McAlvey was encouraged to run for the Carson City Frontier Days queen last year. Instead, she waited one more year. The choice paid off.

Anyone driving through Sheridan will now see a new addition to downtown, a 15-foot, 1,000-pound cast iron clock at the corner of Washington and Main streets. — Courtesy photo/Andrea Lane Photography

New clock beautifies downtown Sheridan

The beautification of downtowns is something every small town or village hopes to accomplish, and the recent downtown streetscape project of Sheridan was geared to do just that.

With the work on Sheridan’s main street (M-66), the village opted to take advantage of the torn up streets to throw in a few projects of its own, some new sidewalks, signs and street lighting.

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Funeral Notices – March 28, 2014

Read the funeral notices for Friday, March 28, 2014.

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Greenville school bus tips over, students receive minor injuries

Five Greenville Public Schools students were transported to a hospital with minor injuries when a school bus tipped onto its side after losing control on an icy gravel road this morning. According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the injuries were mostly bumps and bruises. Some students were treated at the scene, while five students were transported to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.