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OUR VIEW: Right-to-work timing, handling unfortunate

Our “It wasn’t on my agenda … before it was on my agenda” Gov. Rick Snyder has given his imprimatur to an assault on one of Michigan’s most heretofore unassailable traditions: the union shop.

Dave Camp

Congressman Dave Camp is cancer-free

Today, following chemotherapy treatments for non-Hodgkins large B-cell lymphoma, Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that his doctors have declared him cancer-free.

Lakeview’s Caleb Ruvalcaba (24) pulls up for a final second jumper at the end of the third quarter on Monday night. Ruvalcaba scored 14 points in a 64-47 win over Chippewa Hills.

Sophomores lead Lakeview to victory

Good basketball teams have multiple players step up when needed to help win ballgames. On Monday night, the Lakeview Wildcats — with its leading scorer in foul trouble — had such a game, with multiple players leading the way in a 64-47 nonleague win over Chippewa Hills at Cook Gymnasium.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Monday, Dec. 17

Morley Stanwood 58, Central Montcalm 47: The Hornets were close late against the Mohawks, but could not get over the final hump in a CSAA loss on Monday night at home…

"A Christmas Carol" will be performed by Muskegon Community College instructor and professional actor Tom Harryman. — Courtesy photo

‘A Christmas Carol’ coming to Carson City on Dec. 19

Carson City Public Library will come alive with the Christmas spirit with this special performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The free presentation will take place 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library, located at 102 W. Main St. in downtown Carson City.

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Police arrest erratic female driver after chase

The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post is investigating a fleeing and eluding incident that occurred last Wednesday night near Greenville. A trooper was notified by Montcalm County Central Dispatch of a vehicle being driven erratically by a female driver around 9:43 p.m. The trooper located and attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on westbound M-57 near Nevins Road.

Robert Munsell

Pierson Township murder suspect to undergo competency exam

A man accused of murdering a Pierson Township woman in her own home will undergo a competency examination before heading to trial. Robert Munsell of Grand Rapids and Ionia is charged with the Nov. 17 open murder of Julie Danielson, 31.

The Belding High School Concert Band performs Sunday afternoon on the main stage in the new Belding Performing Arts Center at Belding High School during the annual Holiday Band Concert. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding bands premiere new performing arts center with concert

When visitors arrived to the reveal of the new Belding Performing Arts Center Sunday afternoon, an atmosphere of professionalism took hold of each and every child, student and adult as they placed their first steps into the vast 550-seat auditorium. People shuffled slowly to their armchairs, feeling the texture of the wooden handrails under their palms while staring in amazement at the giant suspended sound reflectors hanging from the ceiling.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 17, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

Central Montcalm’s Dakota James, front, and Byron Center’s Josh Lee are tangled up during their 152-pound match Saturday.

Carson City-Crystal places third at Stanton wrestling invite

After wrestling at the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational Saturday, a pair of local wrestling teams came out near the top of the 10-team tournament. Carson City-Crystal was the highest-finishing local team, ending up third in the tournament. Central Montcalm was fifth after beating sixth-place Belding.