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Howard City school receives 82 backpacks from AT&T Pioneers

Kindergarten students through second-graders at MacNaughton Elementary School now have access to 82 new backpacks full of school supplies, thanks to a donation from AT&T Pioneers. The backpacks — in colors of pink, black, light blue and dark blue — were distributed to the Howard City school on Monday morning. Each backpack contains an assortment of notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, scissors and a pencil box.


IN BRIEF: Fairplain Township considers medical marijuana provisioning center

During a regular meeting Monday evening, board of trustee members discussed the possibility of a medical marijuana provisioning center within the boundaries of the township.

Adrian DeCocqvandelwijnen plays drums with his punk band, Small Town Harlot,  during an August concert in Grand Rapids. Despite Adrian’s anti-inebriation lifestyle, he still enjoys playing shows even if that takes him to a bar on occasion. — Courtesy Photo/Renee Ricket Photography

Local young people committed to life without alcohol and drugs

There are a number of landmark birthdays throughout one’s life; milestones that people look forward to hitting as they age. At 16, it’s legal to get a driver’s license. At 18, it’s legal to vote. At 21, it’s legal to drink alcohol.


UPDATED: 1 injured after trailer explodes in Langston

One person was injured after a camper trailer exploded in Langston Monday morning.


Oct. 28 is write-in deadline for November election

Anyone wishing to run for an elected position for county, city, township or village races in November’s general election can still do so as a write-in. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at your local county clerk’s office. Candidates must file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate, which can be obtained from a county clerk’s office.

Tri County’s Jessica Thompson, at right, tries an attack past the block of Morley stanwood’s Abi Waldo during the teams’ first game Friday afternoon. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Tri County volleyball falls to Morley Stanwood

Similar to what Lakeview did for its homecoming game Sept. 22, Morley Stanwood’s volleyball team was part of a school assembly Friday afternoon, playing Tri County in a non-conference match.

The Mohawks won 25-18, 26-24 over the Vikings in front of a large student body.

Quaterback Drew Stout (No. 9) dives over a Breckenridge defender for extra yards during Friday’s homecoming game against the Huskies. (Daily News | Ryan Nielsen)

Eagles’ winning streak snapped with 38-0 loss to Breckenridge

On a dreary, rain-soaked evening in an air versus ground attack game between the Breckenridge Huskies and the Carson City-Crystal Eagles, the running game won.

The Huskies (6-0 overall) spoiled the Eagles’ homecoming night with a 38-0 win Friday, which Carson City-Crystal head coach Ben Brock said was a hard learning lesson, not only for his team but him personally, as well.


After cancer treatments, survivors face new challenges

Jodie Faber of Greenville and Kelli Weeks of Ionia have both battled — and defeated — breast cancer. They now are looking at a different kind of battle: Survivorship.

Samantha Russel, 17, shown here sitting in the senior commons of Greenville High School, is excited to go on to college and is driven to succeed wherever she goes next. She is a semifinalist for a National Merit Scholarship. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville student a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Samantha Russel seems like an ordinary student. She’s funny, friendly and talkative. She’s involved in extracurriculars, including being the president of the National Honors Society and playing in the percussion section of the band. But she’s added an extraordinary accomplishment as a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program — the first Greenville High School student to boast that achievement since the early 2000s.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 1, 2016

Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016