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SHORT TAKES: Days are warm, but fall is upon us

With warm, sunny days turning to crisp cool nights — not without a few exceptions — fall is rapidly asserting itself. The leaves are turning, even falling, and soon anticipated colors will emerge. There’ll be raking required, because here there is no endless summer. Fall’s ultimate unleaving means work for us. So we rake.

Hayrides were one of the attractions at the Breakfast on the Farm event at Black Locust Farm in Stanton Saturday. More than 2,000 adults and children came through, despite a brief thunderstorm passing through during the day. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

More than 2,000 people attend Breakfast on the Farm in Stanton

It takes more than a little rain to put a damper on Breakfast on the Farm. The annual event came off without a hitch Saturday despite a thunderstorm that squalled through early in the day. According to Jack Jeppesen, whose family owns Black Locust Farm in Stanton, where the breakfast was held, turnout was considerably better than organizers anticipated.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Craig, right, starts the senior division race quick during Saturday’s Hornet Run at Central Montcalm. Craig placed third overall with a time of 17:49.91.

Central Montcalm hosts 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run

Saturday morning started out as a great day for a run. Later in the morning, the same couldn’t be said as rain and lighting delays slowed the event and runners. Central Montcalm hosted 14 high school cross country teams and another 13 middle school teams for the 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run on Saturday. Area schools participating included Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Montabella and Vestaburg.

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Beal City takes Montabella Invite

Beal City’s volleyball team has picked up where they left off last year. The Aggies, who lost to Battle Creek St. Philip in the Class D state finals last year, continued to roll this year by winning the Mustang Invitational Saturday at Montabella High School.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 7

CC-Crystal 2-1-3 at Portland: The Eagles went to the Portland Invitational Saturday, gaining splits with Belding, Ionia and St. Johns while beating Bath and the host Raiders…

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Bluegrass band The Boxcars entertained audiences at the Wheatland Music and Arts Festival this past weekend in Remus.

Wheatland Music Festival marks its 40th year

The population of Remus swelled by a factor of eight this weekend during the annual Wheatland Music and Arts Festival. From Friday until Sunday, traditional music and arts lovers from across the nation descended on the area to enjoy world class performances by some of the world’s best “roots” musicians.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 9, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, addresses a question during a question and answer session with members of The Daily News editorial board Thursday morning in Greenville.

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp updates Daily News editorial board

Dave Camp has long represented Michigan’s 4th congressional district, including the city of Greenville and much of Montcalm County.

Belding senior Stefanie Harig returns a serve during the Redskins league win over the Coopersville Broncos at home on Thursday.

Belding sweeps league match with Coopersville

The Coopersville Broncos volleyball team went undefeated last year in league play en route to an O-K Blue Conference championship. After Thursday nights’ match, the Belding Redskins have the early hand in the league championship race this year. Belding played near flawless volleyball as they swept the Broncos 25-22, 25-22, 25-21.

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SPORTS GALORE: Agree to disagree

Sports fans are some of the most opinionated people I know. Yes, I am one of those people. We are not always correct, but we do have a passion for our favorite teams and the sports topic of the day.