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Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington, center, fires an attack past the block of Grant’s Taylor Wegener, left, and Kylie Patton during a match Sept. 13.

CM netters had successful season despite change

STANTON — Central Montcalm’s volleyball season started out well enough. The Green Hornets won The Daily News Invitational Aug. 26 and looked like a team to beat. Shortly thereafter, coach John Johnson stepped down for what he said were personal reasons. Enter co-coaches Amy Tasker and Haley Dawe, who were working with the volleyball program [...]

Tomás Lenzi, 16, talks to Lakeview High School teacher Chris Bayne about Lenzi’s home country of Brazil at the school’s sixth annual International Fair on Wednesday. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview High School, exchange students host international fair

Students from Turkmenistan, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Georgia, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Cambodia, Poland, Czech Republic and the U.S. set up tables in the halls of Lakeview High School.

Steve Witty, a civil engineer with Nederveld Inc., presents the site plan during Thursday evening’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting for a new commercial building that would feature space for four new tenants. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Biggby, Culver’s may be coming to Greenville

As the finishing touches are being placed on the soon-to-open Murphy Oil gas station, plans are in the works to add yet another commercial neighbor on the west end of town.


MAISD to be formally accredited

A two-year marathon the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) has been running is coming to an end, the finish line in sight. The MAISD will be formally recognized as being accredited in January by AdvancED, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization headquartered in Arizona and Georgia. The accreditation will be valid for five years.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 14, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Nov. 14, 2016


JUST IN: Woman killed in farm accident near Sheridan

A woman was killed in a farm accident this afternoon in the 7000 block of South Staines Road near Sheridan.

Sen. Gary Peters

OUR VIEW: Catching up with Sen. Gary Peters

In a country seemingly caught in post-election turmoil, we were heartened by a visit to The Daily News on Thursday from U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, who toured a Greenville manufacturing facility earlier that day.

Peters, a Democrat from Oakland County, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014. He serves on the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee; the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee; the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee.

Central Montcalm senior Courtnee Nicholson, second from right, signs a letter of intent Thursday to attend Grand Rapids Community College and play softball for the Raiders. With her are, from left, her father and Central Montcalm softball coach, Bruce Nicholson, GRCC softball coach Brian Skudre, and her mother, Kelly Nicholson. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Green Hornets’ Courtnee Nicholson to be a GRCC Raider

This spring will be the last time Courtnee Nicholson will play for the Central Montcalm softball team; however, her career won’t be finished just yet.

The Green Hornets senior signed a letter of intent to attend Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and play softball for the Raiders.

Greenville senior and state pole vault champion Landon Kemp holds up a flag to the school she chose to attend next year: The University of South Dakota. She will compete in pole vaulting under the tutelage of Coyotes track and field coach Derek Miles, a three-time pole vault Olympian. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

State pole vault champion Landon Kemp commits to South Dakota University

Surrounded by several family, friends, teammates and coaches, Landon Kemp finally announced what everyone was waiting for.

The 2016 state pole vault champion will be attending the University of South Dakota to play for Derek Miles, a three-time pole vault Olympian and head coach of the Coyotes’ track and field team.

Shea Wagner, 14, plays “Taps,” accompanied by Michael Huckleberry, during an assembly to honor veterans at Greenville Middle School on Friday morning. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville Middle School honors veterans at annual assembly

Excitement and gratitude charged the air in the Greenville Middle School gymnasium Friday morning. The school hosted veterans and family members for its annual Veterans Day assembly. The choir and eighth grade band played patriotic songs, the student council addressed veterans and students and three winners of an essay competition read their winning essays, which were themed “The America I Believe In.”