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JUST IN: Belding to proceed with Vietnam War Memorial project

In a 3-2 vote this evening, the Belding City Council voted to allow construction of a Vietnam War Memorial to proceed — with conditions.

Following a recommendation from the city’s Planning Commission made Monday evening, council members allowed Eureka Township resident Denny Craycraft to begin the initial stages of constructing the $160,000 monument, paid for by donations.

Natasha Bishop of Greenville, who has worked six months at Clarion Technologies, works on parts designed for a Whirlpool refrigerator. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Made in Our Own Backyard: Clarion Technologies

Adam Brown has shuffled his career between multiple manufacturing jobs. Working as a machine operator, he’s always held out hope that he would finally land a job where he could return home feeling valued.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Program Officer Aryc Mosher educated Greenville High School students on the Guinea worm during a Monday presentation. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville native working to eradicate the parasitic Guinea worm

Imagine looking down and seeing a 4-foot, pale white worm come squirming out of the skin of your calf. It is an image of which nightmares are made. Aryc Mosher is intimately familiar with this squirming terror. Mosher does not work on the set of a Hollywood horror movie but deals with a real-life monster known as the Guinea worm.


Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 3, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015


CM school board hears audit report

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education accepted their financial audit report Oct. 19 and met the foreign exchange students who are attending the school this year.


JUST IN: Greenville School Board approves superintendent contract

GREENVILLE — After many months and many meetings, the Greenville Public Schools (GPS) officially has a new superintendent. During a special meeting on Monday, the GPS Board of Education unanimously approved a contract to hire Linda VanHouten as the new superintendent of GPS. Following the meeting, VanHouten and GPS Board of Education Janet Ralph signed [...]

Central Montcalm’s Libby Ledford, right, hits the ball over the outstretched arms of Tri County’s Jessica Thompson, left, and Dani Stewart during the Silver Division finals Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County uses Central Montcalm’s own invite for revenge

Tri County’s volleyball team had found themselves a perfect chance to get back at Central Montcalm for beating them during the regular season. They did it at the Green Hornets’ own invitational Saturday. Tri County beat Central Montcalm 25-18, 25-22 to win the Silver Division of the Hornets’ Halloween Invitational.


ED GILBERT: A scary fishing evening

I was fly fishing the Rogue River. It seemed like a normal evening, but a wind was picking up and things seemed to get darker by the minute. My concern grew, and I was about to exit the stream and head for my vehicle when a sudden whirring sound came from overhead. I looked up toward the strange sound, and there I saw a slow-moving object overhead. It was round in shape and outlined by flashing blue lights, and was about to pass directly over my head.

Carson City-Crystal senior runningback Dallas O’Green (1) escapes Pewamo-Westphalia junior linebacker Nathan Smith (24) en route to scoring a rushing touchdown in the first quarter Friday evening. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal can’t stop Smith, Pewamo in playoffs

In the end, Carson City-Crystal’s football team made the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates sweat a little. The Eagles led the undefeated Pirates at halftime, but turned the ball over three times in the second half and lost 42-21 in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs Friday night. The loss ends Carson City’s season at 6-3. But the Eagles had the looks to pull the upset.