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2-point conversion lifts Belding to win

Belding’s football team advanced in the Division 4 playoffs thanks to a bold play call late in the game.
Belding defeated the Spring Lake Lakers 21-20 Friday when it converted a 2-point play after scoring a touchdown on its last offensive drive of the game.

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Lakeview’s season ends with 21-13 loss

The Lakeview Wildcats had its season come to an end on Friday night with a loss in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. Lakeview traveled more than 150 miles to take on Maple City Glen Lake (northwest of Traverse City) in a Division 6 pre-district game, but lost 21-13 to the Lakers.

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Annual Greenville Expo set for Wednesday evening

Businesses old and new will be on hand Wednesday for this year’s Greenville Expo … more than 50 businesses to be more precise. “It’s a very wide variety,” said Lynelle Wilcox, Greenville Chamber of Commerce events coordinator.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 2, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

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Area elections set for Tuesday

The cities of Belding, Carson City, Greenville and Stanton will elect or re-elect officials for various positions on Tuesday. There won’t be any candidate names printed on Carson City’s ballot, but there are five write-in candidates vying for seats.

Health officials from Montcalm and Gratiot counties met Thursday to discuss potential plans for a “community hub,” which would help bridge the gap between care for medical and mental health, which can lead to higher costs for care providers and diluted care for patients. Pictured, from left, are Kim Christensen, nurse educator with Sheridan Community Hospital; Denise Brock, director of nursing at Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital; Lori Crawford, University of Michigan nursing student; Marcus Cheatham, health officer at Mid-Michigan District Health Department; Michelle Seigo, director of Montcalm County Department of Human Services, Mike Hetzman, clinical director at Gratiot County Community Mental Health and Andrea Tabor, health services administrator at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Local healthcare officials form Affordable Care Act coalition

While the government and those seeking healthcare through the recently enacted Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to fiddle around with the problematic healthcare marketplace website, health officials in Montcalm and Gratiot counties are taking their own initiative in trying to lower costs and improve quality of services.

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Police investigating hit and run of Sidney teenager

Police are looking for the driver of a white sport utility vehicle that struck a pedestrian then left the scene without stopping at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday on Sheridan Road near Pakes Road.

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Funeral Notices – Nov. 1, 2013

Read funeral notices for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

Students at Baldwin Heights Elementary School in Greenville watch in awe as a trebuchet launches a gallon of milk across the schoolyard during a science display put on by the Cranbrook Institute of Science. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Students get physics lesson while watching objects hurled and smashed

A pumpkin in motion tends to stay in motion … that is until it smashes into the ground a couple hundred feet from where it was launched by a trebuchet. Physics was the lesson Wednesday morning as Baldwin Heights Elementary School students stood in awe of a metal pumpkin flinger as it launched one projectile after another across the school’s playground.

Montabella’s Taylor Smith runs during the Hornet Invitational this season.

Montabella runners prep for state finals

For the first time in the history of Montabella cross country, the girl Mustangs have an extended season past regionals. The Mustang girls are in preparations for the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. They were one of three teams that qualified from the Carson City-Crystal regional.