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Tri County High School graduating senior Codey Minard hopes to one day land his dream job of being the first wheelchair-bound minor league baseball team manager. His advice to fellow students: keep trying. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Tri County senior hopes to be first wheelchair bound baseball manager

Codey Minard was only 10 years old when he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. The boy who had loved nothing more than playing sports, particularly baseball, suddenly had to come to terms with the fact he would be spending his life in a wheelchair.

Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, speaks during Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College on the topic of changes made to the Michigan Right to Farm Act. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Farm rules causing stir with urban farmers

In Montcalm County, having a neighbor who makes a living raising farm animals or growing crops may seem commonplace, but that is not necessarily the case in the more urban areas in Michigan.

Belding Area Schools Board of Education members, from left, Cori Anderson, Robert Insley and Vice President Timothy Flynn, discuss matters during Monday evening’s board meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding school board votes to replace computer labs

In 2010, Belding Area Schools made a commitment to new and improved technologies with the approval of a $38.8 million bond that helped bring iPads and other electronic devices to the district.


Funeral Notices for May 20, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Belding’s Brady Blasher prepares for his at bat Monday against Greenville. Belding fell to Greenville 9-8 in game one of the double header.

Greenville baseball takes two from Belding

Greenville’s baseball team got some offense going in their doubleheader against Belding Monday. The Yellow Jackets were able to pound out 19 runs in beating the Redskins 9-8 and 10-1 on Belding’s diamond.


Belding hosts 10 teams for junior varsity track meet

Belding High School hosted a junior varsity meet on Monday consisting of only freshman and sophomores. In all, 10 teams competed in the event.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 19

Central takes two from CCC: The Green Hornets won a pair of games from the Eagles Monday by scores of 10-4 and 14-3. Saydee Rowland gave up seven hits, walking three and striking out two in the win for Central…

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James Freed accepts Port Huron city manager job offer

It’s official … James Freed is leaving Montcalm County and taking on a new leadership role in Port Huron.

The Central Montcalm class of 2014 let their caps fly at the end of Sunday’s graduation ceremony before they proceed to exit the of the gymnasium one last time. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

108 graduate from Central Montcalm High School on Sunday (PHOTOS)

Central Montcalm High School principal Tony Petersen told the 108 graduating seniors that they would always be Green Hornets, but it was the district’s superintendent that advised them to be “be ready.”

From left, Crystal Township Treasurer Ted Padgett, Supervisor Chris Johnston and Clerk Bob Naumann discuss the distribution of funds for summer road construction throughout the township. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township OKs $110,000+ in road work

A number of roads will see work this summer that should help ease driving conditions for motorists who drive through the Crystal area. Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve $110,214 in funds generated from 1.2 mills approved in 2010 to have the Road Commission for Montcalm County repair and improve a number of roads throughout the area.