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More cuts possible at Central Montcalm schools

More cuts may be necessary for the Central Montcalm Public School as it strives to submit a balanced budget to the state in four weeks. In April, the board approved $1.5 million in cuts. In May, they made another $238,000 in cuts. At a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, board members learned an additional $500,000 to $600,000 in cuts may be necessary.

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Funeral Notices for June 1, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, June 1, 2012

The 40th annual Frontier Days festival is scheduled for May 30-June 3 in Carson City. The event will include 16 hot air balloons. - File photo

40 years of Frontier Days fun (Festival is May 30-June 3)

Sixteen hot air balloons will float into town May 31, bringing the 40th annual Frontier Days celebration with them. Frontier Days is scheduled for May 30-June 3 in Carson City.

Justin Wilcox

Morley man sent to prison for taking irrigation wire from Carr Farms

An irrigation wire thief has been sent to prison after being apprehended by a band of farming brothers and police troopers after being tracked 3 miles in the snow and nearly freezing to death. Justin Wilcox, 31, of Morley, was charged with malicious destruction of personal property more than $1,000 and larceny. He pleaded no contest to malicious destruction of personal property. He was recently sentenced to from 15 months to five years in prison for victimizing Carr Farms Inc.

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OUR VIEW: Ash decision met with relief

Jennifer Ash said her goal was always to do the right thing on behalf of her father’s trust. We think she did the right thing for everyone.

Mueller Industries, located at 302 Ashfield St., Belding, has been cleared of any further cleanup efforts after the state officially accepted Mueller Industries’ No Further Action Report in April. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding’s Mueller Industries clean up efforts finalized by MDEQ

After holding a fourth and final public meeting Wednesday night, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced it has officially accepted Mueller Industries’ No Further Action Report. As of today, all of the residential properties to the east of the Mueller Industries-Extruded Metals facility meet the state lead clean-up standard for residential property,” Chris Christensen of the MDEQ Remediation Division said. “We appreciate the cooperation we have received from Mueller Industries over the years. Mueller has really stepped up. This is a success story that needed to be told.”

Logan McClintic, standing with the Carson City Crystal High School Quiz Bowl team’s Quiz Central Championship trophy, will attend the University of Michigan to focus on aerospace engineering. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City-Crystal quiz bowl champ has dreams of designing aircraft

When he was just a young boy, Logan McClintic used to wait anxiously for his grandfather to buy him his next Lego set so he could put his imagination to work and build whatever flying devices popped into his mind. Today, the Carson City-Crystal High School senior still has those visions of building things that can fly, but rather than playfully build on those ideas with a children’s toy, he will pursue his dreams to design and work on aircraft as an aerospace engineering student at the University of Michigan this autumn.

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Tri County Middle School principal placed on leave

The Tri County Middle School principal has been suspended amid alleged financial irregularities. Middle School Principal Bill Cichewicz was placed on leave last week, according to Tri County Area Schools Superintendent Al Cumings.

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Police arrest Greenville man for drugs, drunk driving, retail fraud

A Greenville man was arrested after allegedly committing a slew of crimes this weekend. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to an accident at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of W. Washington Street.

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Howard City woman gets prison time for fatal drunken driving crash

A Howard City woman was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison Wednesday after a drunken driving accident last summer that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy. Stacy Rosset, 37, pleaded no contest April 13 to operating under the influence of liquor causing death. A second charge of operating under the influence of liquor causing injury was dismissed in exchange for her plea.