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57 Brew Pub creates Centurion Ale for Montcalm Community College’s 50th

In celebration of Montcalm Community College’s 50th anniversary, 57 Brew Pub and Bistro in Greenville launched Centurion Ale on Sept. 1.

The farmhouse ale features corn and barley with light fruity undertones and a crisp finish. It is named for the college’s mascot, the Centurion.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 26, 2014

Read funeral notices for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

The debate on whether gray wolves should be hunted in Michigan has come to the point of upcoming ballot referendums and new legislation in Lansing. — © Can Stock Photo/nialat

Legislators, activists, engaged in battle over fate of Michigan wolf hunting

The debate of whether to hunt gray wolves in Michigan can be heard everywhere, stretching from the northernmost tip of the Upper Peninsula to the southeastern suburbs of Detroit. It’s an argument that has grown more ferocious and divided with time, and one that likely won’t be settled anytime soon.

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Montcalm County commissioners approve balanced budget

By making some tough decisions, including denying almost all wage increase requests, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014-2015.

Last year, more than 28,000 food items were distributed to 18 food pantries throughout Montcalm County during the annual Montcalm Challenge Food Drive. The annual effort to benefit local food pantries is hosting a fundraiser Saturday at the Greenville Optimist Camp. — File photo

Montcalm Challenge Food Drive to host Saturday morning fundraiser

Whether you’re a fitness buff or the sort likely to plow through a morning plate of pancakes (or both), you’ll have the opportunity to do some good for area food pantries beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Greenville Optimist Camp. That’s when the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive will host a fundraiser to benefit 18 pantries county-wide.

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Schneider takes over CC-C boys basketball program

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles boys basketball program will have a new head coach this winter. CC-Crystal graduate and former Alma College basketball player Cory Schneider will take over for Ryan Fritz as the varsity boys basketball head coach.

A Vestaburg player carries the ball during a game last year against Carson City-Crystal.

Vestaburg, Montabella to renew rivalry Friday

Montabella and Vestaburg had different football games on Friday. The Mustangs were dumped by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart while the Wolverines shut out Ashley.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Sept. 24, 2014

Lakeview 3, Hesperia 1: The Wildcats got their first CSAA-Silver win Wednesday night, beating the Panthers 17-25, 25-9, 25-20, 25-23. Sadie Massie had 18 kills and four aces, Tereza Kralikova had three blocks and four aces, Genevieve Moore had 30 assists and Vaughn Martens had 17 digs…

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 25, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

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THE REVIEW: Cyclones ready for basketball season

To the city of Grand Rapids, the appreciation and enthusiasm for athletics in any form is undeniable. The rich traditions of “Tiger Town,” “Hockey Town” and the many additional aliases of West Michigan’s big brother Detroit, a few hours south have quickly become engrained into the programs that Grand Rapids has been so privileged to welcome over the course of time.