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Funeral Notices for Nov. 2, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

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Area elections set for Tuesday

The cities of Belding, Carson City, Greenville and Stanton will elect or re-elect officials for various positions on Tuesday. There won’t be any candidate names printed on Carson City’s ballot, but there are five write-in candidates vying for seats.

Health officials from Montcalm and Gratiot counties met Thursday to discuss potential plans for a “community hub,” which would help bridge the gap between care for medical and mental health, which can lead to higher costs for care providers and diluted care for patients. Pictured, from left, are Kim Christensen, nurse educator with Sheridan Community Hospital; Denise Brock, director of nursing at Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital; Lori Crawford, University of Michigan nursing student; Marcus Cheatham, health officer at Mid-Michigan District Health Department; Michelle Seigo, director of Montcalm County Department of Human Services, Mike Hetzman, clinical director at Gratiot County Community Mental Health and Andrea Tabor, health services administrator at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Local healthcare officials form Affordable Care Act coalition

While the government and those seeking healthcare through the recently enacted Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to fiddle around with the problematic healthcare marketplace website, health officials in Montcalm and Gratiot counties are taking their own initiative in trying to lower costs and improve quality of services.

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Police investigating hit and run of Sidney teenager

Police are looking for the driver of a white sport utility vehicle that struck a pedestrian then left the scene without stopping at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday on Sheridan Road near Pakes Road.

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Funeral Notices – Nov. 1, 2013

Read funeral notices for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

Students at Baldwin Heights Elementary School in Greenville watch in awe as a trebuchet launches a gallon of milk across the schoolyard during a science display put on by the Cranbrook Institute of Science. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Students get physics lesson while watching objects hurled and smashed

A pumpkin in motion tends to stay in motion … that is until it smashes into the ground a couple hundred feet from where it was launched by a trebuchet. Physics was the lesson Wednesday morning as Baldwin Heights Elementary School students stood in awe of a metal pumpkin flinger as it launched one projectile after another across the school’s playground.

Montabella’s Taylor Smith runs during the Hornet Invitational this season.

Montabella runners prep for state finals

For the first time in the history of Montabella cross country, the girl Mustangs have an extended season past regionals. The Mustang girls are in preparations for the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. They were one of three teams that qualified from the Carson City-Crystal regional.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School students and cancer survivors, from left, Bree Towne, Madison Homich and Blake Hulliberger display some of the prizes that will be available to children at DeVos Children’s Hospital. The items are given to children at the hospital after any type of “poke” they receive. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Cancer survivors lead Greenville elementary school’s donation drive

As young cancer survivors themselves, Baldwin Heights Elementary students Bree Town, Madison Homich and Blake Hulliberger know all too well the pains of pricks and pokes from doctors.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 31, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Carson City-Crystal’s Robert Failing runs for a touchdown during a game this season. The Eagles face Evart on Friday in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs.

No. 8 CC-Crystal preps for playoff game

Carson City-Crystal’s football team has been getting ready for their first game of the Division 7 playoffs all week. The Eagles will be facing an Evart team that defeated Montabella last week. So CC-Crystal coach Devin Pringle has a good idea about the Wildcats.