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Mike Huckleberry delivers a speech at Jackson’s Lansing Park in Greenville on Monday morning on the topic of restoration of cleanup laws involving corporations in Michigan. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Huckleberry calls for restoring environmental cleanup laws

Mike Huckleberry may not have received the turnout he was hoping for while standing on the bank of the Flat River preparing to deliver a speech, but he didn’t let a small audience prevent him from delivering a statement on what he believes to be a big issue. Standing alongside the river at Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville, the Democratic candidate for the 70th district of the Michigan House of Representatives said as long as one person stood to hear his message on holding corporate polluters accountable, his time was well spent Monday morning.

Montcalm County Emergency Services officials are working to make emergency preparedness information more accessible to the general public. Pictured are, front row, Emergency Medical Services Supervisor Doris Case, left, and Emergency Services Administrative Aide Pamela Riker (formerly Boody); back row, Emergency Services Director Dave Feldpausch, left, and Emergency Services Supervisor Chris Olson displaying emergency preparedness items currently available to the public. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County Emergency Services officials aim to simplify preparedness

September marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Montcalm County Emergency Services officials are looking to simplify emergency preparedness for residents by providing accessible, convenient and easy-to-understand information and supplies.

Vandalized in August, cracks remain visible on several of the large dual-pane windows of the new Redskins Arena gymnasium that opened in September at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Custom gymnasium windows vandalized at Belding High School

Authorities are currently searching for whoever is responsible for vandalizing several of the large, custom-fit windows at the new Redskins Arena gymnasium at Belding High School. Several of the large dual-pane windows, which face north on the second story of the gymnasium and are one of the highlights of the state-of-the art facility that features an indoor track, were vandalized in August and the damage is still visible as the replacement windows are months away from arrival.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 18, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Duffield’s children run the kids’ run at the Grand Rapids Marathon as pictured. Picture are seven-year-old Chloe Duffield (left) and nine-year-old Aspen Duffield (right). Courtesy photo

S.H.E.: Getting fit at all ages

Being active is important in having a high quality of life, but maintaining activity is imperative to staying healthy for a lifetime.


RANKINGS: AP prep football poll

Michigan prep football rankings from The Associated Press.

Greenville’s Britta Bernth sinks a long putt during a match last year at The Links at Bowen Lake. Bernth just set a school record 33 on the back nine of the same course.

Greenville senior excelling on the golf course

Greenville senior golfer Britta Bernth wants to win everything. A summer of tournament golf and a scorching start to the season has given Bernth the confidence she can do just that.


CC-C downs host Belding to win volleyball invitational

At the start of the season, Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team walked away from The Daily News Invitational with a 2-4 record. What a difference three weeks makes.

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Historic eyesore demolished in Carson City

A former bustling produce manufacturing building in the heart of Carson City later became an unavoidable eyesore in town Montcalm County Building Department Director Scott Minard eventually condemned the property at 102 E. Elm St. The Michigan Produce building had also been an apartment complex for a time in the 1970s. Larry Jordan purchased the property for $50 at the Montcalm County no minimum bid foreclosure auction in October 2011. The property had previously failed to sell at the minimum bid auction after being listed for $16,158.11. Jordan, who owns Crystal Family Hair Care with his wife, Norma, lives just east of the property, purchased the building to get rid of it.


SHORT TAKES: Voters need to be informed on issues

Yes or no … You’d better know the difference. Of the many choices Michigan voters will make on Election Day, Nov. 6, few will be more confusing or complex than those in the series of special interest ballot initiatives designed to revise our Constitution. Some are heavily financed by groups hoping to shield their specific interests from the traditional political process. Historically, governance has left a wide variety of public issues open to a gradual process of reform and revision. These narrowly focused questions have been pushed onto the ballot as constitutional amendments intentionally purposed to circumvent and/or handcuff conventional legislative practices.