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AP prep football rankings

The top 10 teams in the Associated Press high school football poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 10 points for a first-place vote, 9 for second, etc. The Michigan High School Athletic Association has determined playoff qualifiers in eight divisions based on enrollment. The divisions in this poll are unofficial.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 16, 2012

Read funeral notices for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

Belding freshman Christopher Ornelas fires an indirect kick at the Comstock Park goal. Panthers keeper Miguel Nava leaps high to make the save near the crossbar.

Comstock Park outlasts Belding in district soccer

For every pass there was a takeaway. For every shot there was a save. That was the story of the Division 3 district soccer game between the Belding Redskins and Comstock Park Panthers on Monday night. For more than 44 minutes, the score was knotted at zero and the Redskins had upset on their minds.

Central Montcalm’s Michaela Crooks taps the ball over the net during a match this season.

Clare eliminates Central Montcalm from own tournament

Central Montcalm’s volleyball team couldn’t seem to find a way to beat the Clare Eagles Saturday. The Green Hornets lost twice to the Eagles at Central’s volleyball tournament, with the second coming in the semifinals 25-14, 17-25, 15-12.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s officials investigated the scene of a fatal barn fire this morning in Bushnell Township just south of Sheridan. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Body found in aftermath of Sheridan barn fire

A body was located inside a building after a barn fire early this morning just south of the village of Sheridan. The Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to the fire at 2:34 a.m. to 6681 S. Sheridan Road (M-66) north of Sessions Road.

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Questions arise over Carson City-Crystal school project cost

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education members are questioning the timing and cost of a restroom addition to the south pod of Carson City Elementary School. The issue arose at Monday night’s school board meeting. The school board originally approved $150,000 for a small renovation to the elementary school’s south pod. However, Tony Leininger, owner of CARMI Design Group in Edwardsburg which arranged the bidding process, came to the board with bids more than $260,000.

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Chilly conditions at CC-C Middle School/High School

Carson City-Crystal Middle School/High School has been a cool place to learn lately — and not in a good way. Superintendent Kevin Murphy informed school board members at Monday night’s meeting that heat problems recently arose during a conversion project from steam to hot water in the two buildings. There is currently no heat in either building. Murphy hopes the issue will be resolved by Oct. 22.

Isaac Raih, 7, of Greenville prepares for takeoff inside a Cessna 150 airplane. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Hundreds of children visit Belding Exploration Lab during 2-day event

Isaac Raih wasn’t in a children’s museum Sunday afternoon, at least not in his mind. The 7-year-old from Greenville, seated firmly in the cockpit of a Cessna 150 airplane on the second floor of the Belrockton Museum in Belding, believed he was on an active runway, flipping switches and turning knobs as he prepared himself for takeoff.

An artist’s rendering of the renovated Byron and Dolores Cook Recital Hall at the MSU College of Music in East Lansing. — Courtesy photo

New MSU recital hall named in honor of Greenville residents

Byron and Dolores (Dee) Cook have always had a passion for music and the performing arts, and that passion was something they shared together when they first met as students at Michigan State University. Byron marched as a member of the Spartan Marching Band and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MSU, while Dolores earned a degree in television and communication and later went on to serve for 16 years as a member of the MSU Board of Trustees.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 15, 2012

Funeral Notices for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012