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Belding City Council rejects property donation

A piece of property being gifted to the city of Belding was voted down Tuesday night in a 3-1 vote in favor of accepting the property. According to the city charter, at least four council members need to approve a gift agreement in order for it to be effective.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 17, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Vestaburg’s Elizabeth Stanton (4) tries to block the attack of Montabella’s Blake Warchuck, right, during the teams’ first game Tuesday.

Montabella fall on ‘Dig Pink’ night to Vestaburg

Montabella’s volleyball team celebrated breast cancer awareness month, but Vestaburg was the one doing the final celebrating. The Wolverines swept the Mustangs in a Mid-State Activities Conference match Tuesday by scores of 25-13, 27-25, 26-24.


Greenville volleyball falls to No. 3 Forest Hills Eastern

On most nights the Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team would have won with the way they played. But on Tuesday night, playing good wasn’t enough against Forest Hills Eastern — the No. 3 rated team in Class B. The Hawks defeated the Yellow Jackets 25-21, 25-19, 26-28, 25-16.


Eureka supervisor reiterates Mersen USA annexation stance at Greenville City Council meeting

Eureka Township Supervisor Laura Shears attended Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting to address the council regarding why the township board is concerned with Public Act 108 for a proposed Mersen USA annexation. Mersen USA, formally Graphite Engineering and Sales, located at 712 Industrial Park in Greenville, is ranked as one of the top graphite machine facilities in the nation that specializes in machined-graphite products, according to the company’s website.


Police arrest 2 Howard City men for 50+ thefts

Since January, police departments serving the western portion of Montcalm County have taken more than 50 complaints involving the theft of televisions, Ipads, X boxes, Playstations, quads, motorcycles, bicycles and a safe, according to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post.

Brenda Gibson of Gowen prepares last-minute items she purchased for the Semper Fi Sisters Beach Blast packing event in Port St. Joe, Fla. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Gowen mother finds comfort in helping deployed soldiers

Throughout the summer, Gowen resident Brenda Gibson went shopping for batteries, ointments, jerky pouches, books, candy, crackers, eye drops and many other items that she shipped to Florida for America’s deployed soldiers. Gibson is doing this because she is involved with a group of women that helps those serving in the American armed forces. She got involved with the group through a friend she met online. She sought out support from other mothers after her son Nathan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.


Student crop drop at Central Montcalm Public School

A decline in student enrollment at Central Montcalm Public School can be blamed on fruit — or rather lack of it. A preliminary student enrollment count showed the district recorded 30 less students than expected for the 2012-2013 school year. This year’s poor fruit crop was mentioned as one of the reasons for the decline.


Belding school board approves piano purchase, farming trip

A new auditorium continues to take shape at Belding High School, and although it is facing a few delays until it can be opened for students and the public, that isn’t stopping the music and theater department from preparing for performances at the new facility. At Monday night’s school board meeting at the Belding Area Schools Administration Building, board members approved the purchase of a grand piano for the new auditorium, which was originally scheduled to open this month but has been delayed into November.

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Carson City-Crystal homecoming court

CARSON CITY — Meet the members of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools homecoming court, including the new king and queen.