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Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, left, and Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, speak Monday afternoon during the monthly Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Legislators talk about key education bills that were struck down

One of the consequences of the legislative “lame duck” session, which occurs whenever one legislative body meets after its successor is elected, but before the successor’s term begins, is that it is common for a plethora of bills and laws to make their way through the house and senate and onto Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk without much discussion. As Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, pointed out at Monday’s Legislative Luncheon meeting at Montcalm Community College, that was very much the case this year as nearly 190 bills were passed within a 24-hour period last week.

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Belding schools promote Shriver to superintendent

You don’t have to look far when searching for the new superintendent of Belding Area Schools. After completing a positive preliminary review of Sara Shriver’s first six months served as the interim superintendent of Belding Area Schools during a special meeting last week, school board members voted unanimously Monday night to amend her position, removing the interim tag and promoting her to superintendent.


Montcalm County cuts funds for conservation district

The Montcalm Conservation District is losing half of its county funding next year. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on Monday to reduce conservation district funding from $12,000 to $6,000, per a recommendation from the county’s Solid Waste Management & Planning Committee after discussion at the committee’s Oct. 18 and Nov. 14 meetings. The extra $6,000 will go to the county’s recycling program.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012


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.

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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.


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.


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.