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Funeral Notices for Feb. 11, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Crystal Township moving closer to township-wide trash collection

Members of the Crystal Township Board further discussed the topic of township-wide trash collection Wednesday evening.

A sign directs motorists to the Montcalm County Animal Shelter at 154 Quarterline St. in Stanton. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County Animal Control wants more explanatory moniker

Is Montcalm County in the business of controlling or caring for animals? Angie Hollinshead thinks it’s both. That’s why the director of Montcalm County Animal Control wants to change her department’s name. Hollinshead presented her idea at Monday’s Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee.

Director of Finance John Gilchrist presents the budget to board members at Monday night’s Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting.  — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville schools to apply for early start

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education discussed a plan to apply for an early start waiver with the state for the 2016-2017 school year at Monday night’s meeting

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 10. 2106

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Otisco Township Board renews salvage yard contract

At a regular meeting of the Otisco Township board tonight, board members approved renewing a contract for Simons Salvage Yard.

According to Zoning Administrator Marc Larabel, the yard has operated without issue during their previous contract.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garrett Gage, right, tries to drive around Grant’s Gannon Carr, left, and Shane Gardner, middle, during the teams’ game Monday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal shuts down Grant in 2nd half

Carson City-Crystal’s basketball team hadn’t practiced at all between Friday’s game against Coleman and Monday night. That concerned coach Cory Schneider. But the Eagles won 64-49 over the Grant Tigers Monday night, putting Schneider’s concerns to rest.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: The best and worst of Super Bowl 50

So the old man goes out on top. Super Bowl 50 will likely go down as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s swan song, and he will be going out a winner — even if brother Eli wasn’t all that thrilled about big brother getting his second title. It will also go down as a defensive clinic by the Broncos, showing defense is still possible in a league that is outlawing defense little by little.

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Michigan Court of Appeals reverses portion of dismissal of Carson City hospital lawsuit

The Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed a portion of a Montcalm County court’s dismissal of a nurse’s lawsuit against Carson City Hospital alleging defamation and liability.
Marcia Duma, a registered nurse, was fired from Carson City Hospital — now known as Sparrow Carson Health — based on allegations that she violated various hospital procedures in order to misappropriate prescription pain killers.

Randy Scheese, an instructor at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) in Sidney, goes over key vocabulary terms with his students in his automotive maintenance and repair class. Scheese, in his first year as an instructor, sees the benefits in a new teaching methods and evaluation process in the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework the MACC is undertaking. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Career center’s new model aims at improving literacy and behavior

In the five years he has been a para-professional at the Montcalm Area Career Center, Randy Scheese has noticed something alarming — several 11th and 12th grade students in the classrooms were struggling to read.