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OUR VIEW: Proposal 2 is a Trojan Horse

Michigan’s ballot Proposal 2 is probably the greatest assault on jobs reform — make that future employment possibilities in Michigan — of several “special interest only” efforts to alter Michigan’s constitution.

Lakeview's Brad Hamlin stretches out for a diving catch during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 26-14 win over Central Montcalm at home.

Lakeview wins homecoming game against rival Central Montcalm (Gallery)

There would be no spoiling homecoming for the Lakeview Wildcats this year. The Wildcats started quick and finished strong in a 26-14 victory over CSAA rival Central Montcalm on Saturday at Kos Field.

Nine-year-old Bree Town with her new wig, which was styled by friend and L’image stylist Tara Coville.

L’image Hair Salon’s Oct. 6 ‘cut-a-thon’ for Children With Hair Loss campaign

In an effort to complete what two young, generous sisters set out to do, L’image Hair Salon is holding a “cut-a-thon” from 2 to 5 p.m. today, collecting donations of money and hair to go toward a nonprofit organization that makes and donates wigs to children who have lost their hair.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 6, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Belding’s Neil McCully breaks free for a run during Friday’s homecoming game against Hopkins at Rudness Field. McCully finished the night with 56 yards on the ground.

Hopkins victory spoils Belding’s homecoming (Photo Gallery)

For three quarters Belding’s football team was playing well against an undefeated Hopkins Viking team. But the fourth quarter was the undoing of the Redskins in a 42-11 loss Friday night at Rudness Field during homecoming.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 5

Montabella 39, Ashley 8: The Mustangs picked up their first MSAC victory of the season over the Bears on Friday night. Zach Taubitz rushed for 133 yards, Logan Burns 83 and Derek Martin 39…

Claudia Nielsen of Turk Lake has multiple pieces in the MCC Create! located in the North Building on the main campus. Nielsen has won many awards including the Art at the Green Jodi Dewey Award during the Danish Festival. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Inaugural MCC Create! going on through Oct. 22

MCC Create! has kicked off for its first event at Montcalm Community College. “MCC Create! is a campus-wide art competition, inspired by ArtPrize in Grand Rapids,” said Gary Hauck, dean of instruction and faculty at MCC. “All students, instructors, staff members and alumni were invited to enter works of art — both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.”

Marcia Warren

Howard City couple sentenced for fraud

A Howard City husband and wife were sentenced to six months in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Nikolaus Warren, 21, and Marcia Warren, 20, were originally charged with 10 felony counts each involving the theft and use of a financial transaction device.


SHORT TAKES: Fun, fall and football

This week, a number of area businesses got a chance to shine during the Greenville Expo at Greenville High School. All different industries were represented including area restaurants, plumbing and heating, healthcare and banks. You could even test a mattress if you were in the market for one.

A near-capacity crowd turned out at the Sheridan VFW Post to listen to several candidates and representatives from special interest groups on Thursday evening. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Candidates play to a packed house at Sheridan VFW

Eight candidates and a handful of representatives from special interest groups spoke to a packed house of potential voters Thursday evening at VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. Each speaker presented a five-minute message, after which members of the audience presented questions to the speakers. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell got the evening started by commenting on an upcoming Nov. 6 law enforcement millage proposal that, if approved by voters, would provide funds to keep deputies on the roads 24/7 for the next two years.