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Molly McAlvey of Carson City was named this year’s Frontier Days queen. She and her court include first runner-up Kelsey Dennis, Junior Princess Haley DePue and Princess Jelynn Staff, will participate at various events throughout the Frontier Days celebration, which is June 5-8. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Musical teen crowned Carson City Frontier Days queen

Molly McAlvey was encouraged to run for the Carson City Frontier Days queen last year. Instead, she waited one more year. The choice paid off.

Anyone driving through Sheridan will now see a new addition to downtown, a 15-foot, 1,000-pound cast iron clock at the corner of Washington and Main streets. — Courtesy photo/Andrea Lane Photography

New clock beautifies downtown Sheridan

The beautification of downtowns is something every small town or village hopes to accomplish, and the recent downtown streetscape project of Sheridan was geared to do just that.

With the work on Sheridan’s main street (M-66), the village opted to take advantage of the torn up streets to throw in a few projects of its own, some new sidewalks, signs and street lighting.


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Greenville school bus tips over, students receive minor injuries

Five Greenville Public Schools students were transported to a hospital with minor injuries when a school bus tipped onto its side after losing control on an icy gravel road this morning. According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the injuries were mostly bumps and bruises. Some students were treated at the scene, while five students were transported to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.

Hydroponic gardening is one of the green technologies that have been examined at previous All Things Green events at Montcalm Area Career Center. — Courtesy photo

Green tech ‘going through the roof’ at Montcalm Area Career Center

The idea of going green is moving up at Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC), all the way to the roof, in fact. That’s where the action’s going to be Monday beginning at 5:30 p.m., when master gardeners from across the area converge on the college for this year’s “All Things Green” event.

Six Greenville High School students were given high honors for their artwork during a regional competition in Scholastic Art and Writing. Pictured, from left, in back, are Rachel Nanzer, Nathan Bower, Zach Melching and Kristyn Hendricks, in front, Rylee Korsky and Monica Vine. Bower went on to earn a silver award in the National Scholastic Art and Writing competition. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School art student is up for national award

Nathan Bower was so involved with high school art projects he forgot he had another due just two days later. Known by his teacher as someone who “flies by the seat of his pants,” Bower, a senior at Greenville High School, wasn’t too worried.


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JUST IN: Home Township residence destroyed in fire, dog perishes

A two-story home was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon after firefighters from three departments battled the blaze for nearly six hours.
The Home Township Fire Department was dispatched at 2:39 p.m. to 7620 N. Academy Road to the call of a structure fire east of Edmore and just south of M-46.

Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead was on hand at Montcalm Community College Library Tuesday afternoon as part of the library’s MCC Reads program. (Daily New | Mike Taylor)

Montcalm Community College Library hosts animal shelter event

The yaps and yowls of two very excited canines echoed through the halls of Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building Tuesday afternoon, but nobody bothered to call animal control; they were already there.


Funeral Notices for March 26, 2014

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