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Belding Area Schools Superintendent Sara Shriver, left, and School Board President Tom Humphreys smile after hearing from a member of the audience at Monday evening’s board of education. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding schools superintendent gets new 3-year deal

When Sara Shriver was selected as interim superintendent of Belding Area Schools one year ago, she stated, “I never want to stop learning and if I can help and be part of a solution here, then I want to do it.” When she was promoted to superintendent last December, she described her situation as, “a very welcome opportunity that I didn’t see coming.”


OUR VIEW: Story on Greenville was off the mark

The Center for Michigan’s Bridge Report published an article last week referring to the plight of unemployed people from the closing of Greenville’s Electrolux plant. We acknowledge the plight of the people interviewed, but the publication missed by a mile the actual vitality of this area.

Fulton High School graduate and soon-to-be Montcalm County Community College student Jack Browne sketched these designs for the new Montcalm County Drain Commission logo. — Courtesy photo

Student designs logo for Montcalm County Drain Commission

When Art Ward heard that staff at the Montcalm County Drain Commission Office in Stanton were shopping around for someone to design the department’s new logo, he knew exactly where to turn.


Funeral Notices for June 18, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Montabella’s Marisol Bucao clears a hurdle during the Mid-State Activities Conference championships May 22.

Montabella track teams were young

The overwhelming theme of the 2013 Montabella track season was the youth of the two teams. “Both teams were really young. We had hardly any seniors,” said coach Dan Gibson.

Lakeview’s Bramyn Payne gets ready to hit on the second hole at the Lakeview Invitational May 1.

Coach says Lakeview golfers ‘exceeded expectations’

Things went very well for Lakeview’s boys golf team this season. So well that coach Brian Corwin said he “didn’t know how much better the season could have been.”

From left, Gerri Patin-VanOcker, Pat Patin and RoseAnn Patin, of the Patin Trio, sing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Saturday during the Montcalm County Republicans Lincoln Day event.

Camp, Calley, highlight annual Republican Lincoln Day event

As U.S. Navy veteran Rosemary Posekany carried the American Flag, joined by U.S. Army veteran John Johansen, who carried the state flag of Michigan, during the presentation of colors for the annual Montcalm County Republicans Lincoln Day event, a crowd of spectators stood with many saluting or placing their right hand over their heart.

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Hubbardston’s St. John the Baptist Parish marks 160th anniversary

The year of 1853 is at least two lifetimes in the past. Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States. Troops under the direction of American attorney/journalist William Walker captured La Paz in Baja, Calif., and declared the Republic of California, which proved to be short-lived. Future painter Vincent van Gogh was born and past U.S. Vice President William King died. And a church parish came into existence in the small village of Hubbardston.

Jaiven Kohler, sitting on Adam Lincoln’s lap, demonstrates that driving a tractor can be a dirty job during Lakeview’s Summerfest Parade.

Lakeview ‘beefs up’ traditional Summerfest event

Summerfest in Lakeview hit the ground running this past weekend with “beefed up” versions of many festival favorites and a host of new offerings.

Miss Michigan 2012 Angela Vendetti, at left, presents Emily Smith, Miss Danish Festival, with the $500 2013 Miss Michigan Non-Finalist Talent award.

Miss Danish Festival wins two competitions

Miss Danish Festival Emily Smith had a goal going into the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant this past week. A recent 18-year old Greenville High School graduate, Smith wanted to win one of the talent competitions.
She did even better — she won two.