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JUST IN: MCC Board discusses President Obama’s free community college plan

If two years of community college tuition ultimately became free for students as President Barack Obama proposed last week, the effect would have lasting consequences for schools such as Montcalm Community College (MCC).


THE REVIEW: Michigan’s man and the road ahead

It was a breaking news segment that struck nationwide. Media personalities crowded into Detroit Metro Airport to capture the arrival of a charter flight carrying the face of change for a deflated University of Michigan football program.

Carson City-Crystal’s Grant Gage, middle, puts up a shot between Beal City’s Tucker Gross (2) and Chase Rollin (24) during Monday night’s game. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Beal City boys hold on to beat CC-Crystal

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team started out with three straight wins. After losing 56-54 to Beal City Monday, the Eagles have lost two back-to-back.

Donation of Bailey Lance’s organs helped seven other people regain a healthy life. — File photo

Bailey Lance remembered for his good-natured humor, will help others through organ donation

This was supposed to be the year Bailey Lance pumped up his grades a little, getting them more in line with his abilities. This was supposed to be the year he brought down the 12-point buck he’d seen from a distance while hunting.


College Roundup

McKenzie Breimayer/Aquinas College: The Belding graduate, a freshman, scored four points and had one assist in 21 minutes of play at Lawrence Tech University on Saturday…

Rob Butler, left, and Mike Versluis, sprinkler fitters with Fire Pros of Grand Rapids, work to repair broken pipes that burst due to freezing temperatures in the Covered Village Mall in Belding Monday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Frozen pipe bursting causes stir at Belding mall

The former Rayborn hardware store has been empty for several years, but even vacant buildings can cause unexpected problems for nearby business owners. That was the case around 9 a.m. Monday when a frozen pipe burst, triggering an alarm that required the attention of the Belding Fire Department.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 13, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015


JUST IN: Strategic planning topic at Greenville school board

One of the many topics the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education discussed at its meeting Monday night revolved around preparing for the districts next strategic plan.


JUST IN: Opinions on Lakeview sidewalk ordinance heard

A possible snow removal ordinance was again the focus of Monday evening’s meeting of the Lakeview Village Council.


JUST IN: Montcalm County committee members discuss dog kennel ordinance

Committee members representing the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners discussed and vote on multiple county issues Monday, including a kennel ordinance, a newly created military department and whether to fund a wage study of elected officials.