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Belding running back Neil McCully breaks through the line for a touchdown against Comstock Park this season. McCully has rushed for 755 yards this year.

Belding halfback McCully focusing on team, not self

Belding’s football season hasn’t quite gone the way the Redskins would have liked under first-year head coach Joe Schwander. But it hasn’t been the fault of Neil McCully. McCully is leading the Redskins in rushing so far this season.


Montcalm Community College presidential goals set high

The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees look at the future during a retreat meeting Monday.
The board discussed the future of MCC while looking at where the college has been in the past.


Mersen snagged in city-township dispute

Discussion became heated during Monday night’s Eureka Township Board meeting when a Mersen USA employee questioned the township’s decision on whether to annex Mersen-owned property into the city of Greenville.

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Carson Health official receives Homeland Security training

Kelly Frost, from Carson Health’s Maintenance & Security Department in Carson City, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.


Lakeview school board seeks to ask voters for millage

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education is moving forward with a decision to present a millage proposal to voters next year.

Montcalm County's website,, now has a new "Citizen's Guide & Dashboard" feature, as part of Gov. Rick Snyder's accountability and transparency requirements. Financial details dating back to 2005 are now available for the public to view.

Montcalm County adds more financial details to website

Montcalm County’s website just got more accountable and transparent.
Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer recently updated the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners about changes to, including a new Citizen’s Guide & Dashboard feature.


Police Reports for Oct. 9, 2012

Read the police reports for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012


Funeral Notices for Oct. 9, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012


SHORT TAKES: A show for a generation

In a show that was undoubtedly worthy of showing to all Americans who may not yet fully understand why we are the world’s leading nation, and just who and what it was that got us there, Belding’s marching band and the folks who put on the tribute to America’s Greatest Generation provided some answers last week.

Jack Corner, left, and Marian Griffith, right, chat and entertain the students in the preschool program at First Congressional Church in Greenville during the end of the student’s snack break. Director Candy Outman said the program is very reliant on volunteers to keep it going. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Volunteers enhance learning environment in Greenville area schools

Volunteers have become a vital part of many communities around the world, including right here at home. Most local organizations rely deeply on volunteers to help their program, especially school-related programs.