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Montcalm County Prosecuting Attorney and WAN Member Andrea Krause, at right, presents Candy Kerschen with the WAN Woman of the Year Award. Kerschen was nominated by Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Kim Cain and Gae Donovan-Wolfe. — Courtesy Photo

Candy Kerschen named WAN Woman of the Year

The Woman’s Action Network (WAN) of Montcalm County has named the Woman of the Year. Candy Kerschen of Greenville was honored as Woman of the Year at a Nov. 16 ceremony. She was nominated by Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Kim Cain and Gae Donovan-Wolfe.

Central Montcalm's Libby Ledford, left, shoots while Lakeview's Amanda Larson goes up for a block during the teams' game Jan. 26.

Central Montcalm girls focused, ready for season

STANTON — Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team has one of the first games to start the season. The Green Hornets have a date with Carson City- Crystal on Tuesday, and practices have been going well for the two prior weeks, according to coach Rob Putnam. “They’ve been going very good,” Putnam said. “The girls come [...]

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 29, 2016

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Simone D’Errico, a foreign exchange student from Turin, Italy, and a senior at Belding, played football for the first time with the Belding varsity football team. He’s now focused on playing with the basketball team this winter. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Italian exchange student playing 3 sports for Belding

When Thaddeous Holbrook first saw Belding’s new exchange student trying out for football, he wasn’t impressed.
“He looked skinnier than the rest of us,” the Belding senior said of Simone D’Errico, of Turin, Italy, who is spending a year at Belding High School.
“I thought maybe he might get hurt.” But when the soft-spoken Italian put pads on and started practicing with the team, Holbrook’s thoughts about D’Errico’s ability completely changed.
“He blindsided me on a tackle and I was floored,” Holbrook laughed. “He was real fast, and is real good.”

From left, firefighters and brothers Dave and Keith Martin, Fire Chief Mark Ravell and Captain Robby Walker were awarded plaques for their 40 years of continuing service and roles in founding the Ronald Township Volunteer Fire Department. — Courtesy photo

4 original Ronald Township Fire Department founders still fight fires

In 1976, MarkRavell, Robby Walker, brothers Dave and Keith Martin and other Ronald Township residents wanted to help the community by establishing a fire department. Forty years later, Ravell, Walker and the Martins are in their 60s, but they still go on fire calls and protect the community.

Greenville resident Monique Megchiani was arrested and charged with felony possession of a financial transaction device and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent.

JUST IN: Greenville woman arrested on financial transaction device charge

A 38-year-old Greenville woman has been arrested and lodged in the Montcalm County Jail on felony possession of a financial transaction device and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent.

Montabella’s Madi Cutler bumps during The Daily News Invitational on Aug. 20.

4 named to MSAC VB teams

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) named four local players to all-conference teams Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Marissa Schmitt was the only area player named first-team all-conference, while sophomore teammate Megan Dailey was named to the second team. Montabella’s Madi Cutler was named second-team all-conference, as was Vestaburg junior Lauren Dove. Schmitt led [...]

Greenville’s Landon Kemp (13) looks to pass while guarded by Cedar Springs’ Aailyah Sargent (33) during the teams’ game Jan. 15.

Greenville girls hoopsters get ready for the coming season

GREENVILLE — Practice for high school girls basketball teams began two weeks ago, with Greenville joining teams around the state in getting ready for the 2016- 2017 season. The Yellow Jackets are coming off last season’s O- K Bronze Conference title and an appearance in the Class A regional semifinals. But there is no O-K [...]

Nathaniel Nisonger and some of the Vestaburg Great Start Readiness Program students pose with the new musical playground structure Nisonger donated to the group’s playground. — Courtesy photo

Vestaburg High School senior builds a musical playground

Nathaniel Nisonger is a senior at Vestaburg High School, yet he still spends a lot of time at the Vestaburg Great Start Readiness Program Preschool. There are sentimental ties. The current teacher was once his first grade teacher, and his younger brother was in the program last year.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 28, 2016

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