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Central Montcalm gains some students during recent count

Student counts and copier equipment are two very different subjects, but both could mean increased revenue for Central Montcalm Public School. Superintendent Kristi Teall explained to the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday night that the student count taken in February totaled 1,708 students, and administrators estimated a decline of 10 students, or 1,698, going into this school year.

The Tri County High School Marching Band performs at the MSBOA District 7 Marching Festival Wednesday at Legacy Field in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local bands compete at marching festival in Greenville (PHOTOS)

Standing on the sideline, with instruments and flags in hand and a focus that could not be shaken, students from 13 high school bands waited for the same single instruction before playing their first notes on Legacy Field.

CC-Crystal quarterback Rhett Pringle tries to break a tackle during a game against Vestaburg this season. The Eagles are 7-0 overall.

CC-Crystal picks up another forfeit win

For the second time this season the Carson City-Crystal football team will get a win without even taking the field. The Eagles will get their eighth win after Ashley forfeited Friday’s game to the Eagles.

Art Compton

Engineer, researcher, longtime Daily News columnist dies

An engineer is defined as a person trained and skilled in design, construction and use. Art Compton was the exemplification of an engineer.

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Funeral Notices or Oct. 17, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Oct. 17, 2013

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Montabella girls win XC league title

For the first time in school history, the Montabella Mustangs girls cross country team won its league championship. The Mustangs finished first on Wednesday with a score of 28 points, while Carson City-Crystal was second with 41. Montabella edged out the Eagles for the Mid-State Athletic Conference title with a three meet total of 97. Again, Carson City-Crystal was second with 139.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Students deserve opportunity to improve academic outcome

Some of my most cherished memories are of the time I have spent playing games with my eight grandchildren. One day I was playing a board game with our oldest granddaughter, Jordan, (now a mother herself) when she was about 3 years old. She had won the game. I congratulated her and started to clear the board. “No, Grandma,” she said. “You have to keep playing so you can win too.”

The new Belding Korean monument, seen before it was cut from a large granite block, will be dedicated at 5 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. — Courtesy photo

Belding Korean War monument to be dedicated on Veterans Day

Last Veterans Day, Belding celebrated the opening of its new Veterans Park with the unveiling of the Freedom Wall, a monument honoring all Belding area veterans of World War II. Now, one year later, Belding will be welcoming another monument to the park.

City Manager George Bosanic, left, defended the city’s FOIA lawsuit with Eureka Township, calling it “good management.” Mayor John Hoppough, right, noted the city council only wants to “get along” with other government entities. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Greenville settles FOIA lawsuit with Eureka

After about a year of costly legal wrangling, Greenville has finally accepted a settlement agreement with Eureka Township regarding a fee the township attempted to levy against the city for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Betty and William MacTavish of Howard City were injured when a motorcycle struck their minivan Sunday night in downtown Howard City. Pictured is a file photo of the MacTavishes when they were named grand marshals of the Howard City Harvest Festival in 2010. — File photo

Elderly Howard City man dies after motorcycle-minivan accident

An elderly Howard City man has died several days after a motorcycle-minivan crash Sunday night that left another man dead as well. Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt confirmed William MacTavish died Tuesday night. He was 84 years old.