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Teacher leaves of absence a hot topic at CM board meeting

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education approved five of six items on its consent agenda and went into executive session for a student discipline hearing at Monday’s regular meeting.

Patricia Wright

UPDATE: Sidney woman dies after tractor trailer-car crash

One month after suffering injuries in a tractor trailer-car crash, a local woman has died.

Patricia Wright, 61, of Sidney, died Sunday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

JD Dey

UPDATE: Man faces life in prison after stabbing incident

A young man is facing life in prison after allegedly stabbing another young man early Monday morning.

Carol Klein of Greenville became the first woman to throw a perfect bowling game at Sheridan Lanes in the house’s history when she did it Monday night.

Greenville woman rolls first 300 game in Sheridan Lanes’ history

Carol Klein picked an interesting location to get her first career 300 game.

Klein, 52, became the first woman to ever throw a perfect game at Sheridan Lanes when she did it during her Monday Night Women’s League.

Carson City-Crystal’s Drew Stout (9) runs from some players during the Eagles’ game against Montabella on Sept. 9.

Local athletes Stout, Smith named AP all-state

Carson City-Crystal sophomore quarterback Drew Stout and Vestaburg senior defensive back Jeren Smith were named honorable mention by a panel of 10 Michigan AP sports editors.

Lakeview Village President Ed Winter, right, welcomes Shay Gallagher to Lakeview as the new village manager at a special Lakeview Village Council meeting Monday night. Lakeview and Stanton have parted ways regarding their prior shared manager agreement. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Lakeview hires Gallagher as full-time village manager

When Stanton decided to end a shared manager arrangement with Lakeview last week, Lakeview officials knew they would have to consider new options. The Lakeview Village Council held a special meeting Monday night to offer Shay Gallagher, currently the deputy supervisor of Algoma Township, a full-time job as Lakeview’s village manager.

From left, Peyton Moffit, 5, Emma Johnson, 5, Jayde Hoisington, 5, Jackson Shearer, 5, and Lincoln McCarty, 5, work on building a wall for Humpty Dumpty to sit on during a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project at Ellis Elementary School. — Courtesy photo

Belding’s Ellis Elementary School celebrates successes

Ellis Elementary School Principal Tiffany Jackson got what she called “a little brag time” at Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting. Jackson detailed points of pride for the elementary school, including focuses on curriculum, collaboration and culture in the building. According to Jackson, there are great things happening in terms of curriculum. Students throughout the building are focusing on mathematics and English and language arts.

Mattson’s Hardware employees are pictured at Howard City’s inaugural buck pole event to celebrate the opening day of hunting season Nov. 15. A total of 18 bucks and more than 300 people participated in the event. Pictured from left to right are Mattson’s employees including Mattson’s owners Ruth and Rick Kilts pictured in center. — Courtesy photo

Buck up: Howard City’s buck pole draws crowd

Opening day of hunting season is practically a holiday in Montcalm County, so it’s no surprise Howard City’s inaugural buck pole event was a smashing success. The buck pole went up in the vacant lot at the corner of Ensley Street and Shaw Street (where the village’s farmers market is held) in the early morning hours of Nov. 15, sponsored by Mattson’s Hardware and Mac’s Rustic Sports. The Howard City Fire Department helped with lighting for the event.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 23, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Stanton talks tree removal projects

Two tree removal projects were added to the Stanton City Commission agenda at Tuesday night’s meeting by Commissioner Ken Burris, who was acting as mayor pro-tem in Mayor Larry Petersen’s absence.