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Local XC teams open season at Chip Hills Invite

Five local teams ran at the Early Season Warrior Invitational Tuesday, but none finished in the top 10 of the meet. On the boys’ side, Greenville had the best finish in the area, finishing 13th with 321 points. Montabella was 14th with 366 and Lakeview had 549 points for 19th out of 20 teams.

Lakeview’s Marc Leach, right, looks to move the ball away from Ithaca’s Mike Meier during the teams’ game Monday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Lakeview soccer gives first win to new coach

Jeff Bennett earned his first win in his first game as Lakeview Wildcats boys soccer coach. The Wildcats opened the 2015 season with a 2-1 win over the Ithaca Yellowjackets Monday in windy and rainy conditions.

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Step Forward funding program in jeopardy

Funding for a state housing program may be coming to an end, and Montcalm County’s treasurer wants homeowners to be aware of the situation.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

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JUST IN: 25 apply for Greenville Public Schools superintendent position

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education has begun zeroing in on its next superintendent. The school district received 25 applications following the deadline for application submissions on Aug. 21. Of those 25, three were internal candidates while 22 were external candidates. External candidate applications came from all over Michigan, as well as [...]

In spite of clearly posted signs, people continue to dump non-recyclable material at the Montcalm Township recycle site. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Pain in the trash: Montcalm Township still suffering recycle site woes

Although most people who use the program do right by it, there are still many people dropping off garbage at the Montcalm Township recycling site. And all the trash piling up at the site is becoming a pain for those who have to deal with it.

“I don’t know what we need to do,” Montcalm Township Supervisor Mike Adams said.

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Canine Ronin fights crime alongside Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy

The newest employee of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office enjoys tracking down criminals, sniffing out drug busts and chewing on toys. He really, really likes chewing on toys.

Ronin, age 2, is a Dutch shepherd dog. He’s also Deputy Justin Schafer’s new partner in fighting crime.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 26, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

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‘Out of control’? Montcalm County undersheriff corrects crime rumors

During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.

Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.

Milton and Carol Rackham will be honored as this year’s grand marshals in the 110th annual Belding Labor Day Celebration. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Rackhams named Belding Labor Day Celebration grand marshals

In the rear of his garage, with steady hands and a focused gaze, Milton Rackham can often be found working away, one upholstery repair job at a time. At the age of 90, well beyond the earliest chance to retire, his work keeps him busy, and more importantly, happy and humble.