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Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: How the tools of technology being used in local schools

Last week I introduced the topic of virtual schools and I admitted that it is a challenging topic to address in the amount of space that I have. This week I want to continue the discussion by writing about two areas that I know best.

Guest View | Victoria Simon

GUEST VIEW: Families prepare for the MEAP

Make sure you have your test booklet, answer document and a No 2 pencil. Mark only one answer for each question. Completely fill in the corresponding circle on your answer document with your best choice.

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OUR VIEW: Michigan’s legislators face fall challenges

Our state Legislature is back in session, apparently having spent this summer in the hustings garnering the wishes and concerns of the ordinary folks.

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2 injured after vehicle overturns in gravel pit

Two men were hospitalized this morning after the vehicle they were driving went off the road and overturned in a gravel pit. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an off-road, personal injury crash report at approximately 3:14 a.m. this morning.

This wheelchair accessible swing, recently added to Maddie’s House Park in Stanton, was purchased with money from fundraisers such as the “Whatever You Want” 5K race slated for this Sunday. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Run event raising funds for special Stanton park

When Jeff and Jane Trimper originally conceived of Maddie’s House Park, it was to be a barrier free playground created as a memorial to their daughter Madeline, who died at age 7 from a rare disease known as Metachromatic Lukodystrophy.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 26, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Central Montcalm High School junior Colin Kohn uses an iPhone Tuesday to film a scene for a bus driver training video students are producing for the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Central Montcalm students produce bus driver training video for MAISD

Lights, camera, action! That may be an outdated cliché from the Hollywood film industry, but its original intent to begin shooting a scene held true Tuesday as video production students at Central Montcalm High School pooled their videography and story-telling talents to produce an instructional training video for the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District.

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Thefts hit Reynolds Township Cemetery

The Howard City Police Department is asking for public assistance with its investigation of multiple thefts from the Reynolds Township Cemetery on Almy Road.

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3 arrested for unlawful entry of a Howard City home

Three suspects were arrested in the 8000 block of Mackinaw Trail in Reynolds Township at 10:44 p.m. on Sept. 19 for unlawful entry of a home.

Stanton City Manager James Freed, left, displays a Google Earth image of a 6.2 acre parcel of land he recommended the city purchase, while Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws looks on. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton purchases land with eye on possible park

Planning for a future in which Stanton has more “green space” and possibly sports fields, the City Commission voted Tuesday evening to approve the purchase of a 6.2 acre parcel of land currently owned by Central Montcalm Community Church.