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Funeral Notices for Oct. 31, 2014

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Bridge boost: $275,000 grant helps Whites Bridge rebuilding efforts

Just when supporters behind the efforts to rebuild Whites Bridge thought things may be losing steam, a government grant is helping the think-tank stay strong.

On Oct. 13, the Whites Bridge Historical Society received word that the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Grand Region Bridge Council approved a $275,000 grant.

Community engagement, like what local health facilities are doing, is key to successfully controlling outbreaks like the Ebola virus. Good outbreak control relies on applying a package of interventions, namely case management, surveillance and contact tracing, a good laboratory service, safe burials and social mobilization. — Courtesy photo

Ebola is minor threat locally, but health officials are ready

An infectious disease outbreak like Ebola usually has three things working in its favor: A lack of remedies, a lack of precautions and an unchecked system to where those infected travel beyond ground zero.

Fortunately, if ever an infectious disease were to threaten the mid-Michigan area, health officials say they are more than ready.

Belding Area Schools Superintendent Sara Shriver recently received the Annual Educator Award through the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists. — Courtesy photo

Belding superintendent receives statewide honor

After more than two years at the helm of Belding Area Schools, Superintendent Sara Shriver’s effort’s are being applauded statewide.

On Oct. 1, Shriver received the Annual Educator Award through the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists (MAS/FPS).

Montabella quarterback Brady Burggren takes reps during Thursday’s practice. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Montabella ready to face No. 5 ranked team in D-7

The Montabella Mustangs have been in playoff mode for the past three weeks. After back-to-back losses to Carson City-Crystal and Coleman, the Mustangs’ record stood at 4-3. Six wins guaranteed a playoff spot, meaning Montabella needed to win its final two games to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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CC-Crystal preps for Ravenna Saturday

For the third season in a row, Carson City-Crystal’s football team will be playing a 10th game. Unfortunately for them, they will have to play it on a Saturday.

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OUR VIEW: Hemingsen for 64B District Court judge

Our endorsement for Montcalm County’s 64B District Court judge comes down to experience.

Judge Donald Hemingsen of Sheridan is running for re-election. He is being challenged for the bench by Greenville attorney Kathleen Dunne.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 30, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

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OUR VIEW: Kellenberger for county commish, Linton for road commish

Read our endorsements for the Montcalm County Board of Comissioners and the Road Commission for Montcalm County.

Members of the Stanton City Commission discussed plans Tuesday which are moving forward for a new recreational park near Central Montcalm High School. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Planning continues for Stanton recreational park

For the next 50 years, this city will lease property from Central Montcalm Public School at the rate of $1 per year. That agreement, currently being finalized between the two entities, moves plans for a recreational park one small step closer to fruition.