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Tri County quarterback Colton Harris attempts a pass on the run during a season opening loss at home against Lakeview. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm, Tri County look for first win Friday

Two football teams without a win in the first two weeks of the season will meet in Howard City Friday. The Central Montcalm Green Hornets will face the Tri County Vikings in the first Central State Activities Association Gold Division game for the Green Hornets.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Sept. 9

Central third, Tri County fourth: The Vikings took fourth at the Lady Warrior Invitational Wednesday, shooting a team score of 523. That was behind Big Rapids’ 419, Chippewa Hills’ 427 and Central Montcalm’s 457. Julia Bice was fourth overall with a 103, Cierra Rose added a 127 for a 15th-place finish, Anna Caldwell shot a 143 and Megan Owen had a 150 that was assisted by a hole-in-one on the seventh hole, using a pitching wedge…

Central Montcalm’s Samantha Nichols blocks a kill attempt for a point during game two against Portland St. Patrick at home on Tuesday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm wins twice after long weekend

Like most of us after a long holiday weekend, the Central Montcalm Hornets were a little sluggish in the team’s first day back to work. The Hornets, though, responded well twice, to knock off both the White Cloud Indians and Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks in a volleyball triangular at home on Tuesday.

The Hubbardston Village Council faced a hostile audience during Tuesday's meeting. Ongoing hostilities between the council and former Hubbardston Community Center board members have made for some challenging meetings, according to Village President Julie Hobart-Reed. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Hubbardston Village Council meetings have become a free-for-all

Out of control. Those are the three words that best describe Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Hubbardston Village Council in the small Irish village in northern Ionia County.

Marcus Fairfield, a sergeant with the Michigan National Guard 1073rd unit in Greenville, was paralyzed in a car accident last spring. A benefit for him, his girlfriend and their unborn baby will take place Friday at the Greenville Armory. — Courtesy photo

Benefit set for 1073rd sergeant who was paralyzed after accident

A benefit is scheduled for Friday for a National Guard sergeant who broke his neck and was left a quadriplegic after a rollover accident in Montcalm County last spring.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 10, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015


JUST IN: Crystal Township to seek new heating system for two township office rooms

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously to begin the process to install forced air heating in two township office rooms.

John Bush

JUST IN: Ionia County drain commissioner to retire early

John Bush, the longtime Ionia County drain commissioner, has announced his retirement effective Oct. 31. Bush’s current term expires on Jan. 1, 2017. He was mostly recently re-elected to office in August 2012 and has been the county drain commissioner nearly three decades now.

A group of wallabies gather together Saturday at the new “Wallaby Walkabout” exhibit at Anderson & Girls Orchards petting zoo. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Anderson & Girls Orchards welcome wallabies to petting zoo

Those looking to experience a little of the Land Down Under can now do so in the heart of Montcalm County.

On Saturday, Terry and Gwen Anderson officially opened their new “Wallaby Walkabout” and “Parakeet Feeding” exhibits at their petting zoo at Anderson & Girls Orchards.

During Tuesday's meeting of the Greenville City Council, the council voted to give tax abatements to Huntington Foam Inc. equaling $23,102. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville grants tax abatement to Huntington Foam

One of the best signs for a small city in a slowly recovering economy is expanding businesses.

Greenville is in the midst of a number of expanding or developing businesses. Most recently, Huntington Foam Inc. officials asked the city for a tax abatement in order to help cushion the cost of significant building improvements as well as the purchasing of new equipment.