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SPORTS GALORE: Daily fantasy sports is gambling

Every week, I’m one of a couple million people who plays daily fantasy sports via Fanduel, DraftKings or other companies. Fanduel and DraftKings are the most popular and handle a majority of the marketplace. These companies and their product have skyrocketed in popularity the past couple of years much like online poker gambling in the early 2000s.

Central Montcalm’s Ava Miller putting during a CSAA Jamboree early this season. Miller shot a 90 to qualify for the Division 4 state finals on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm’s Miller qualifies for state finals

Central Montcalm senior Ava Miller is the only area golfer to continue her season beyond regionals. On Thursday, playing at the Grayling Country Club, Miller fired a 90 to qualify for the Division 4 state championship at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East Oct. 16-17. The Hornets shot 443, but did not qualify as a team, which meant Miller did so as an individual. The top three teams and top three players from non qualifying teams advance to the state finals.

A colorful sunset illuminates the evening skyline as the Greenville High School Marching Band performs Wednesday evening on Legacy Field at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

High School marching bands compete in MSBOA festival

With instruments in hand, stadium lights beaming down from above and an audience of peers and judges before them, the first breath on the turf of Legacy Field for hundreds of students Wednesday was followed by an exhale of nerves and the unknown.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 10, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015


Top teams in MSAC meet in Sacred Heart, Vestaburg

The two top teams in the Mid-State Activities Conference will battle for first place tonight. The Vestaburg Wolverines and Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Irish will face each other with first place in the conference on the line.

Lakeview senior running back Tony Seaborn (12) makes his way past several Morley Stanwood defenders during a run for positive yardage in the second quarter on Sept. 25. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Battle for CSAA-Silver lead pits Lakeview vs. Hesperia

Lakeview’s football team had a pretty good game last week, and the Wildcats are hoping to keep it up. The Wildcats shut out Holton 42-0 last week to move to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the Central State Activities Association Silver Division.

Workers with Robbert Construction of Lakeview used this hefty rock to help demolish — and later remove — more than 20,000 tons of concrete from the former pickle station property on Tamarack Lake in Lakeview. The property is now being looked at for an industrial development. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Industrial investor looking to do business on shores of Tamarack Lake

The former home of America’s largest pickle salting station is poised for a new future in industry. An official announcement could be made as soon as this month about a new industry — and new jobs — coming to almost 9 acres of property formerly home to a lumber and sawmill outfit and later a pickle facility on the shores of Tamarack Lake, confirmed Lakeview Village Manager Jacob Eckholm.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 7

Tri County 3, Newaygo 0: The Vikings won their CSAA-Gold match over the Lions Tuesday, winning 25-12, 25-23, 25-17. Leading Tri COunty was Lena Thompson with nine kills, Dani Stewart with 17 digs, Taylor Prins had 21 assists and Autumn Stears had five blocks…


JUST IN: MAISD given good audit review on budget

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) received good reviews on its audit for its 2014-15 budget during a regular meeting this morning.

Mitchell Snyder.

PERSONALLY SPEAKING: In memory of Mitchell

He should be in class right now, prepping for that upcoming biology test, texting his girlfriend about lunch plans, talking to his teammates about the football team’s recent homecoming win.

Instead, he’s being prepared for his burial.