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Artman Park in Howard City is one of the most popular parks in Montcalm County for weddings. The park includes a pavilion with picnic tables and activities for all to enjoy.  — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Parks tour offers summer guide to Montcalm County parks (Photo Gallery)

Montcalm County parks and pavilions officially opened for the season on Tuesday and will remain open until Oct. 31. Members of the Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee took their annual parks tour on Tuesday.


Greenville fashion show raising money for needy children

Fashion mavens from throughout the area will converge to see first-hand some of the season’s hottest looks, as well as to raise a little money for a very worthy cause at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. The free event also features a dessert reception following the show.


Greenville taco dinner benefits Camp Wah Wah Tay See

Enjoy an authentic, homemade Mexican dinner — and help a camp for disabled youths and adults at the same time. The St. Charles Knights of Columbus will host a taco dinner Tuesday to benefit Camp Wah Wah Tay See. The fourth annual dinner will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles Church, 505 S. Franklin St. in Greenville. The meal will be served in exchange for donations.


Funeral Notices for May 7, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, May 7, 2012


Woman located after possibly fleeing domestic/suicidal situation in Langston

A woman has been located after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that a female subject was possibly armed with a handgun and possibly barricaded in a pole barn Sunday afternoon.


Man burned after mobile meth lab explodes in Eureka Township

A male subject who is believed to have created a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle has been located after Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle fire Sunday night.


Carson City-Crystal superintendent interviews Tuesday and Wednesday

Interviews for a new Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in the CC-C Media Center. Bob Swanson retired as CC-C superintendent last August, but remains with the district as a financial consultant. Duane Ellis was hired as interim superintendent after Swanson retired.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Not taking it for granted

Last night I asked my husband if he wanted to go to the local play, “Dearly Beloved.” “It is supposed to be a hoot,” I told him. He didn’t doubt me. We have been going to local community theater since we moved here 40 years ago. I have to say I take it for granted. Good theater is a constant in our local area. I’ve been thinking about how fortunate we are to not only have good theater, but theater options. Most small communities are not as blessed.


Stanton woman injured after crash on M-66

SIDNEY TOWNSHIP — A Stanton woman was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital on Friday afternoon after sustaining serious but nonlife-threatening injuries after a two-car crash on M-66, just north of Holland Lake Road. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview post are investigating the accident, which occurred at 2:05 p.m. when a vehicle traveling northbound on [...]

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools voters will be asked to decide two issues Tuesday — an operating millage renewal proposal of 18 mills for five years and a $995,000 bond proposal to make improvements to school buildings, including Carson City Elementary School. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Carson City-Crystal voters to decide 2 ballot proposals Tuesday

Voters will be asked two decide two proposals Tuesday for the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district. Daniyel McAlvey and Holly Keiffer are co-chairwomen of the bond campaign, along with Nancy Seals who is assisting in raising community awareness about Tuesday’s vote. Their motto is “Strong Schools, Strong Communities.”