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MAISD program focuses on ‘food insecure’ children

It may be hard for some to believe, but 26 percent of children living in Montcalm County are “food insecure.” According to Deborah Wagner, who develops grants and special projects for both Montcalm and Ionia counties’ Intermediate School Districts, the problem is widespread and serious.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 12, 2013

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More than 28,000 food items were distributed to 18 food pantries throughout Montcalm County during the annual Montcalm Challenge Food Drive. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Challenge Food Drive distributes 28,000 items to pantries

Years ago, the back-stock facilities at the former Meijer grocery store on North Lafayette Street housed thousands of commercial items and various goods that consumers could purchase on a day-to-day basis. Today, those back rooms sit mostly vacant and unused, with the exception of events such as the food drop-off day for the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive.


Sheridan Village Council discusses problems created by flushing wipes

Members of the Sheridan Village Council dealt with a full agenda at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, but no topic engaged the council more than the things residents are flushing down their toilets. According to Village Superintendent Doug Lane, the thousands of disposable baby wipes being flushed into the village’s sewer system every week is starting to cost the village real money in terms of manpower, clogged pipes and even burned out water pumps.

Greenville residents, from left, Shane Philipsen, Kelly Stapp and Chris Pelfrey pose for pictures outside the studio for popular game show “The Price is Right.” The three made it into the crowd and Philipsen even heard his name called to “come on down.” The show will air at 11 a.m. Thursday. — Courtesy photo

Greenville resident makes his bids as a contestant on ‘Price is Right’

“Come on down, you’re the next contestant on ‘The Price is Right!’” Millions have tried, few have heard their names called to take a spot at one of the four contestant podiums on the popular game show. But that’s exactly the case for first-time audience member Shane Philipsen, a Greenville resident.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 11, 2013

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Greenville’s Ian Cooper blocks the shot of Muskegon Reeths-Puffer DeAndre Oakes-Owens during Tuesday’s season opening win at home. Cooper finished with 22 points.

Greenville scores 93 in nonleague win over Reeths-Puffer

There is no denying the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team has a new offensive and defensive philosophy this season. On Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets showed off that style, which features a lot of running, pressure defense and plenty of shots. The result, at least for game one, was a success.


Lakeview pressure leads to win over Montabella

Lakeview’s boys basketball team gave Montabella a lesson in ball pressure. The Wildcats caused multiple Mustang turnovers in a 53-22 victory over Montabella in the season-opening game for both teams Tuesday night.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 11

Fowler 58, CC-Crystal 57: CC-Crystal tied the game at 57 with a pair of free throws by Grant Gage but with four seconds left CC-Crystal fouled, allowing Fowler to hit a free throw to win the game…

Lisa Jensen, regional manager of the CCI Greenheart student exchange program, right, shared her experiences with the program with members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education on Monday evening. Pictured here with Jensen is exchange student Anniken Sletta, right, from Norway. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview school board hears from exchange students

Cultures from around the world were the main topic of interest at Monday evening’s meeting of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education. Board members heard a presentation from Lisa Jensen, regional manager of the CCI Greenheart student exchange program. Several exchange students currently taking part in the program also were on hand to discuss their experiences, so far, in the United States.