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Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: What does it cost to educate a child?

One of the pleasures of writing this column comes when I meet someone who has read it and expresses appreciation for it. The only thing that makes that better is when someone offers a suggestion for a topic that they would like to see discussed in a future column. That occurred this week when it was suggested that there was an article in a Sunday paper that I should write about.

After Karen Garvey and her husband, Dick (pictured), attended the Mackinaw Mush in Mackinaw City, they discovered the thrill of speed in dog sledding. The Garveys belong to Mid Union Sled Haulers (MUSH) and compete in three-dog and five-dog sprints of seven to 10 miles. — Courtesy photo

Edmore family finds thrills in dog sledding

Karen Garvey of Edmore has always enjoyed winter sports. When Bradys’ Hills, a downhill ski area near Lakeview, closed during her teenage years, she searched for another wintertime activity. She tried cross country skiing, but missed the speed. After she and her husband, Dick, attended the Mackinaw Mush in Mackinaw City, they discovered the thrill of speed in dog sledding, one of North America’s oldest winter sports.


Montcalm Township purchases fourth siren

What started as one storm siren expanded to two, then three … and now the Montcalm Township Board has approved the purchase of a fourth (and final) siren.

Greenville’s Jake Hopkins, right, goes for a pin during the regional semifinal against Gaylord on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant. Greenville won that match 33-30.

Greenville wrestlers fall in regional finals

For the first time in five years, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team will not be ending its season at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. On Wednesday night, Bay City Western revenged last year’s regional final loss (45-19) with a 32-25 Division 2 regional final victory over the Yellow Jackets in Mount Pleasant.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers returning to state finals

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team is headed back to Battle Creek. The Eagles won their own Division 4 team regional tournament Wednesday night by beating Laingsburg 55-21 and St. Louis 39-38.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Feb. 12

Lakeview 58, Newaygo 54: The Wildcats came back from an eight point halftime deficit to win the make-up CSAA game against the Lions Wednesday night. Nate Shurlow led Lakeview with 25 points…


Funeral Notices for Feb. 13, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014


Greenville DDA eyes open-air structure for Lafayette Park

As talks of an open-air structure downtown continue to progress, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority has shifted focus of potential locations from a vacant lot at the corner of M-57 and M-91 to the Lafayette Park area between Cass and Grove streets.

Guest View | Daniel Petersen

GUEST VIEW: Saturday is our chance to walk for warmth

February is Walk for Warmth Month. In Michigan, that means putting on your winter coats and walking shoes. Walking for warmth is our community’s way of saying to those who are less fortunate, “We know that it is very important for you to be warm.”


OUR VIEW: Downtown Belding welcomes new restaurant

If you had a chance to drive through downtown Belding this past week, you may have noticed a bit of buzz coming from the new Silk City Saloon restaurant.