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About two dozen runners braved chilly temperatures Thursday to make the 5K trek through downtown Greenville and along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. Funds raised from the event go to Special Olympics Area 6, which covers Ionia and Montcalm counties. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Law Enforcement Torch Run cheered on by Special Olympic athletes

With a brightly lit torch leading the way on a cold and cloudy Thursday, runners of the third Law Enforcement Community Torch Run made their way through downtown Greenville to help raise money for Special Olympics.

Law enforcement communities across the state of Michigan are organizing torch runs, which serve as one of multiple fundraisers law enforcement and Special Olympics have teamed up for.

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Central Montcalm school board maps out year

When the school year started, many teachers passed out rubrics so their students would know the expectations for the class.

On Wednesday, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education and superintendent met at a special meeting to do a similar task.

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Funeral Notices Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

A 61-year-old Stanton man was hospitalized in serious condition after a rollover crash on Carson City Road (M-57) near Town Hall Road around 3:32 p.m. Thursday. The man crashed into a utility trailer being pulled by a truck, the driver of which which failed to stop at a stop sign. — Courtesy photo

Stanton man seriously injured in M-57 crash near Carson City

A man has been hospitalized in serious condition after a rollover crash on Carson City Road (M-57) on Thursday afternoon.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Is it time to re-think the Common Core?

Recently, I shared in this column some of the results of the Phi Delta Kappan/ Gallup Poll on the attitude of the public toward the Public Schools. Since that column was published, I have received the September issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine which includes more detailed discussion about what we can learn from the poll.

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Central Montcalm renews rivalry with Tri County Friday

Friday will be the first time since 2007 that the Tri County Vikings and Central Montcalm Green Hornets get together for a football game. But unlike 2007, when the Vikings won 7-0, there’s more on the line in this game because both teams are in the same conference. This game counts in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division standings.

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Montabella football game canceled

The Montabella Mustangs will not be playing a football game on Friday. At least an official game. The Mustangs were set to host Manistee Catholic Central, but the Sabers had to forfeit the game due to a lack of players. The same reason was cited when the Carson City-Crystal Eagles had two games canceled last year, one against Manistee Catholic Central and the other against Ashley.

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THE REVIEW: Blashill ready for third season with Griffins

It was a moment that will be remembered by West Michigan hockey fans for years to come. Seventeen years following the decision by the DeVos and Van Andel families to bring hockey to Grand Rapids, the city watched as the Grand Rapids Griffins prepared to close out game six of the 2013 Calder Cup Championship against the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, New York.

Administrators for United Way Montcalm-Ionia had plenty of information available for those who stopped by a free barbecue Wednesday at the organization’s headquarters in Fenwick. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

United Way Ionia/Montcalm kicks off fundraising efforts with barbecue

The weather was uncooperative but spirits were high at a kickoff barbecue held Wednesday afternoon for organizers and volunteers of this year’s United Way fundraising effort in Montcalm and Ionia counties at the organization’s headquarters in Fenwick.

Crystal Township Board members, from left, Trustee Kurt McCracken, Treasurer Ted Padgett, Supervisor Chris Johnston and Clerk Bob Naumann discuss several purchases made by the township Wednesday evening at the Crystal Township Community Center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board OKs road, police millages

After voters took to the polls in August, there’s no question that funds are now available for police services in Crystal Township. How those funds will be spent, however, is a question yet to be answered.