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Audience members applaud a comment spoken out against a proposed Montcalm Alliance millage Monday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Alliance millage request heads to public hearing

With apologies to Malcolm Rebennack Jr., better known as Dr. John, members of the Montcalm Alliance were “in The Right Place … but it must have been the wrong time …” The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners didn’t vote for or against a millage request from the Montcalm Alliance on Monday, deciding instead to send the proposal to a public hearing next month.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 17, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

… First Person | Ryan Schlehuber

TIME TO BE KIND: School bus turned into 4-wheeled cage of terror

Whenever anyone says “bullying,” there’s one very distinct childhood memory that quickly comes to mind— being bullied on the school bus. Being picked on anytime is no picnic, but being bullied on a school bus? It’s the worst.

A student at Carson City-Crystal High School tells a personal story about how he was bullied during an assembly a Making it Cool to Be Kind assembly. — Daily News/Cory Smith

TIME TO BE KIND: Be Cool, Be Kind

This unsettling, dark tale is not a work of fiction, but rather a very real story that was uttered through the broken voice of a male student, tears rolling down his cheeks, at Carson City-Crystal High School during a mid-December assembly. And he wasn’t alone.

Carson City-Crystal’s Brad Osterman, right, tries to roll on top of Central Montcalm’s Cory Kindle during the final meet of the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday. Kindlle pinned Osterman in 3:36.

CC-C starts perfect at Central Montcalm tourney

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team waited a week longer than everyone else to get their season going. When they did get going, not much went wrong. The Eagles went 5-0 at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday to win the event. The host Hornets went 2-3.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 14

Montabella wins own tourney: The Mustangs won their round robin tournament Saturday by scoring 214 points to 201 for second-place St. Louis…

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

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Ed Gilbert: Where to deer hunt

Wouldn’t you know it? I travel more than 90 miles to do my deer hunting, don’t see anything that’s legal to shoot, and return to find the bucks are in my own back yard and the surrounding area! And that’s a fact.

The Crystal Township Board approved a resolution opposing the use of Public Act 88 to enact a countywide millage to fund economic development efforts by the Montcalm Alliance.

Crystal board backs public vote on Montcalm Alliance millage

Opinions are weighing heavy on each side of the fence regarding a millage proposed by the Montcalm Alliance for local economic development — and the Crystal Township Board made its stance clear Wednesday evening.

A member of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive team drops into the water during a training session on Dec. 6 at Ford Lincoln Park on Townline Lake in Cato Township. At top, right, divers with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive team tested their new equipment.

Sheriff’s team dives into new search and rescue technology

With the help of grant funds, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office dive team is now heavily equipped with new technology to help better its search and rescue efforts.