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Addison Howard of Greenville and Lainey Van Hoose of Howard City work with Lee Hansen of Greenville to seal bag the filled bags at the Kids Against Hunger event at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Kids Against Hunger bags food for hungry children

They were gathered, laughing and talking, but it was not a celebration. They were working, side by side, local folks representing 12 different organizations in the area, to help feed hungry children through a Kids Against Hunger event.


Crystal home destroyed in Sunday morning fire

A home on East Beardslee Road was completely destroyed by an early morning blaze Sunday.

The building housing the Crystal Post Office will be auctioned Tuesday, but the post office will remain in the building for at least two more years. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Crystal Post Office building to be auctioned

A historic building housing the Crystal Post Office will be auctioned off this week, but the post office will remain in the building for at least two more years. The Crystal Masons have owned the building since at least the 1930s. The post office is downstairs while the Masons historically met upstairs. However, three years ago the Crystal Masons merged with the Hubbardston Masons and both groups now meet at the Hubbardston lodge.


Funeral Notices – Nov. 25, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Deaf students and faculty dance together during the 20th annual Deaf Pride Day at Montcalm Community College Friday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Deaf Pride Day celebrates 20th year

Twenty years ago, two high school students who felt lonely and disconnected at times had a single idea to help bring students together from throughout Michigan who they could easily relate to. Amanda Bogart and Dan Kauffman attended Central Montcalm High School, but unlike their peers, they were deaf.

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Century-old Crystal Township drain to be replaced

A county drain in downtown Crystal is more than 112 years old and has reached the point where action must be taken. Members of the Crystal Township Board voted at the Nov. 13 meeting to approve a resolution that will allow Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines to replace the outdated drain and restore proper flow.

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Montcalm County drain commission, road commission work well together

This year has been a draining but productive one for the Montcalm County Drain Commission. Sandy Raines was elected drain commissioner last November. According to Raines, her office has either started or completed 10 major drain projects throughout the county this year.

Greenville senior Nikota Howe, middle, signs her Letter of Intent to play softball for Lake Erie College on Thursday. Also in the picture are Howe’s mother Laura Mahlich, left, and father Duane Howe.

Howe signs with Lake Erie College

Nikota Howe loves softball. She always has. On Wednesday, Howe accomplished a childhood goal by signing a Letter of Intent to play college softball and continue her career after high school.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 23, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

From left, Terry Hessler, GACF Chairman John O’Donald, Denny Craycraft, Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson, Belding City Councilman Joe Feuerstein, GACF Director Amy O’Brien, Ray Tower and Lloyd Loper stand together Thursday afternoon at Belding Veterans Park to celebrate a GACF donation in the amount of $4,000. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville Area Community Foundation donates to Belding Veterans Park

Every time Denny Craycraft and the Belding Veterans Park Committee complete a new war monument in Belding, they face the task of having to find funds to pay for the completion of each structure before moving on to the next project. But every time they reach out for aid, someone in the community, be it one generous donor or an entire organization, is always there to offer a helping hand.