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Central Montcalm senior Ava Miller watches her chip shot during a tournament early this season at Holland Lake Golf Course. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm’s Miller finishes 25th at state finals

Central Montcalm senior Ava Miller didn’t win an individual golf state championship, but she put together a performance to be proud of as she finished her high school career. Competing in the Division 4 state finals at Forest Akers East at Michigan State University, Miller followed Friday’s first round 94 with a second round 93 on Saturday. Miller’s 187 total was good for 25th overall out of 89 golfers.

Belding sophomore James Daniel scores in the first quarter against the West Catholic Falcons at Rudness Field on Friday. The Falcons won 67-37. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

West Catholic qualifies for playoffs with win over Belding

The West Catholic Falcons won’t be calling No. 13 unlucky any time soon. With a 67-37 win at Belding on Friday, the Falcons qualified for their 13th consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. After starting the season 1-2, the Falcons have won four straight games, the last three against O-K Blue rivals.


CC-Crystal defeats MSAC rival Vestaburg 39-19

Carson City-Crystal felt like it was getting a little bit shortchanged when it comes to playing football under the Friday night lights in October before Vestaburg gave the Eagles their money’s worth for the first time in three weeks. Led by three touchdowns from Dallas O’Green, the Eagles scored nearly a point a minute in a 45-19 Mid-State Activities Association victory at Vestaburg, but the Wolverines made the Eagles battle for a full 48 minutes in Friday’s annual Salute the Soldiers game.


JUST IN: Howard City Village Council starts over with overdue water bills

This village has $3,800 worth of overdue water bills from residents dating back to 2011.

Howard City Village President Randy Heckman updated the village council about the situation during tonight’s regular monthly meeting.

Martha Henry brings to the stage the character Prof in “Taking Shakespeare.” Now director of the Stratford Festival, Henry got her first taste of acting as a child in Greenville. — Courtesy photo

A long, sometimes bumpy journey from nerdy kid to Stratford director

Martha Henry was only 5 years old when she found the doorway to another world. Like the magical wardrobe that transported children to Narnia, Martha’s doorway was secreted away in plain sight, not in a bedroom, but in her grandparents’ dining room.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 19, 2015

Funeral notices for Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

As part of the next Community Health Improvement Plan, Mid-Michigan District Health Department Marcus Cheatham showed some Montcalm County health data to the Coalition of Greater Greenville during its Thursday meeting. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Coalition of Greater Greenville discusses Community Health Improvement Plan

Health issues not only affect individuals but also affect society overall in many ways.

Zellie’s Opry House owner Keith Grannis updates the marquee to promote upcoming concerts at the downtown Howard City music hall. (Courtesy photo)

Concerts at Zellie’s Opry House to resume after hiatus

After almost a year of silence, music will once again be ringing from the historic rafters of Zellie’s Opry House.

Tayler Reeves, a sophomore at Michigan State University, is in her first year marching with the Spartan marching band as a member of the Big Ten Flag Corps. (Courtesy photo)

Belding graduate revering role as member of MSU marching band

As one of the first ones on and last ones off the field, marching with authority, Tayler Reeves is savoring every moment with each yard line she marches across in Spartan Stadium.

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S.H.E.: Facing the first of many ‘lasts’

As this month comes to a close, I face another “last” moment. Watching the last high school football game in which my son, Alec, who is a senior, will play.