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EMILY WALDON: A season of unfortunate events

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky would like to forget 2008 as much as anyone. Orlovsky was at the helm for the Detroit Lions as they fell 31-21 to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field that year. While any loss has the ability to leave a sting, this particular defeat marked a milestone that anyone would love to go without. A 10-point difference was all it took for the Lions to earn the title of becoming the first team to go winless throughout an entire 16-game season, since the 1976 expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which finished their year at 0-14.

Montabella’s Kendra Stockwell, right, dribbles up the sideline while watched by Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo (11) and Sara McAlvey (14) during a game Feb. 19. - File photos

Montabella’s Stockwell twins do everything together

Without their jersey numbers on, it’s difficult for one to tell Hanna and Kendra Stockwell apart. The juniors are twin sisters who play volleyball, basketball and softball for Montabella. And pretty much do everything else together.


ED GILBERT: Mom bears are not on the menu

In case you haven’t read about it or heard of it, a hunter is now in real trouble for shooting a mother bear. Problem was, the bear had three cubs with her, and it is illegal to shoot a mom with cubs. In the first place, it is fairly uncommon for a mother bear to have three cubs. Some have two youngsters, and most have one. And it would be possible for a hunter to not see that a single cub was trailing somewhat behind its mother. But it seems unlikely that a hunter would miss noticing three cubs trailing their mom.


JUST IN: Greenville DDA discusses bricks, pear trees

It was all about bricks and mortar during the Tuesday morning meeting of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA).


Police search for missing juveniles

LAKEVIEW AND IONIA — Officers from the Michigan State Police, Lakeview Post, are searching for three missing juveniles from the Ionia area; Daisy Lynn Reitz, 15, Linsey Nicole Reitz, 11, and Taven Ray Daly, 16. The children were last seen together Monday in Ionia. According to Sgt. Scott Ziesman of Ionia Central Dispatch, there is currently [...]


Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputy recovers

A Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy who was shot with a crossbow on Friday underwent surgery on Saturday and is in stable condition.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 13, 2015

Funeral notices for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015


JUST IN: CC-C school board continues open carry discussion

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Board of Education discussed for more than an hour Monday evening on the subject of creating administrative guidelines to deal with visitors who choose to legally open-carry a weapon on district property.


JUST IN: Contract negotiations ongoing for VanHouten, co-superintendents

Although the superintendent search is finished, there still is work to be done.

Due to the progress of contract negotiations for the position, Linda VanHouten did not take the superintendent seat with the Greenville Public Schools (GPS) Board of Education during its regular meeting on Monday.


JUST IN: Lakeview program helps understand new kindergarteners

Kindergarten teachers at Lakeview Elementary School have a new tool in their efforts to educate new students just coming into the school system.