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Central Montcalm’s Keagan James breaks free from a Holton tackler during Friday’s 49-36 homecoming win.

Central Montcalm tops Holton on homecoming

Central Montcalm’s football team got a win on one of their bigger nights of the season. The Green Hornets beat the Holton Red Devils 49-36 on homecoming Friday night, led by quarterback Keagan James.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 27

CC-Crystal 50, Coleman 48: The Eagles handed the Comets their first loss of the season in an MSAC-South Division game Friday night. Dallas O’Green had three touchdowns…


Local food pantries receiving hunters’ help

Keeping area food pantries well stocked can present a challenge with rising food and gas prices, but local hunters and meat processors come together to help feed families. Two area deer processors discuss how they and hunters help put dinner on the table.

Though hunting isn’t as big as it once was in Michigan, “there are still plenty of hunters who enjoy it as much as ever,” said Magnum Sports owner Kevin Martin, pictured above.

WOODS & WATER: Outdoor enthusiasts, businesses optimistic of ongoing decline of Michigan hunters

As the number of deer hunters and licenses issued throughout Michigan continues to decline, outdoor advocates in Montcalm and Ionia counties are attempting to buck that trend.

Kelly Quinn has spoken at various events around the area, relating the story of her brutal assault and her long road back to happiness.

Assault victim, author finds healing in God, forgiveness

The crime was abhorrent, unspeakably violent. The sort of thing that happens to somebody else, is written up in the papers and splashed across network news feeds, and is then promptly forgotten by most in favor of the “next big story.”
For the victim, however, forgetting is not an option.

Waterfowl hunting is a favorite of the MacMillens. Shown with one day’s take from left is Nolan MacMillen, son of Jeff MacMillen.

WOODS & WATER: Local families keeping hunting traditions strong

In Michigan, there is a long tradition — some even call it a rite of passage — that many youngsters learn each year. All the modern technology in the world cannot compare to the feeling, the smell, the sound of the crisp outdoors and the rush one gets the moment a deer comes into sight.

Bill Simpson Jr.

BUSINESS BEAT: Stanton man launches Life Document Storage service

What do you do when you can’t find a business service you need? Bill Simpson Jr. decided to start his own.


Funeral notices — Saturday, September 28, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, September 28, 2013

About 50 people gathered inside the Winter Inn in Greenville Thursday evening for the announcement of the 2014 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring award recipient. Dr. Joyce London, to her surprise, was selected as the 9th recipient of the award. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Joyce London selected as 2014 Spirit of Caring Award recipient

Dr. Joyce London was patiently seated at the Winter Inn restaurant Thursday evening as she waited to congratulate and honor a friend during the presentation of the 2014 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring award.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield, left, battles for the ball with an opponent from Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday at home.

Greenville remains perfect in O-K Bronze

Greenville started strong and they finished even stronger. The Yellow Jackets volleyball team remained undefeated in the O-K Bronze with a convincing 25-21, 25-14, 19-25, 25-15 win over Forest Hills Eastern on Thursday night at North Gym.