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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.

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Financial help available for local veterans

The Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission is one of the lesser known charitable organizations in Montcalm County. Chairman Eric Halvorsen of Sheridan reported on the group’s annual activities during Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 29, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

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OUR VIEW: Emmons for Senate; Outman, Mason for reps

The 33rd District state Senate seat and the 70th and 86th District state House seats are all being contested in the upcoming general election.