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Greenville's Britta Bernth hits a shot during the Division 2 regionals this year at The Links at Bowen Lake.

Yellow Jackets wrap up outstanding golf season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team wrapped up another great season over the weekend at the Division 2 state finals. The Yellow Jackets spent all season long competing against the best competition in the state with the goals of winning a conference title and reaching the state tournament.

A sample of what is included in a BRCA testing kit. Courtesy photo

Genetic testing may be beneficial in identifying cancer cause

Jeffrey Bissonnette, certified genetic counselor at the cancer genetics program for Spectrum Health, works with patients who has either personal and/or family history that is suggestive of a hereditary cancer condition — a single gene running in the family greatly increasing the risk of cancer.

Sarah Thompson. Courtesy photo

S.H.E.: Belding student chasing acting dreams

Fifteen-year-old Belding High School student, Sarah Thompson, decided to take her love of acting to another level when she competed in a regional iPOP competition in Lansing.


Carson City fire chief hoping issues with getting county fire calls is resolved soon

For nearly a decade, the Carson City Fire Department has had issues with hearing fire calls from Montcalm County Central Dispatch. Now, with federally mandated narrow banding, it has only made the situation worse, according to Fire Chief Dan Kipp.

Luthier Mark Swanson, right, points out some of the design characteristics of his electric instruments to a fan at a live performance with his band, 13th Hour. — Courtesy photo

Beauty is in the hands of the player: Luthier creates musical works of art

It’s a good thing for the musical world that Mark Swanson, as a young man, was broke. If he’d been able to run out and buy any guitar he’d wanted, he would never have learned to make them himself.

A community meeting to discuss the future of the historic Crystal carousel is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Crystal Community Center. — Courtesy photo

Historic carousel may return to Crystal

The Crystal Township Historical Society (CTHS) is hoping to convince the Michigan State University Museum Organization that the Crystal community is ready for the return of a historic carousel. The 1916 Herschell Spillman carousel left town in the late 1970s after spending more than 40 years in Crystal, entertaining residents and visitors. In 1979, it was donated to MSU to keep it in Michigan and to insure its preservation. Over the past three decades, MSU has loaned the carousel to other organizations, but now it’s being returned to MSU and officials are determining where it should go next.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 22, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Oct. 22, 2012


GUEST VIEW: Millage key to county’s safety

In November, the citizens of Montcalm County once again have the opportunity to support a millage request — this time, however, the millage will now reinstate the 24-hour road patrol function for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. This letter supports the effort to pass this proposal; the Greenville Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) chapter fully endorses the proposed millage and feels the necessity to maintain the safety and policing of this county is dependent on passing this critical levy request.


OUR VIEW: Proposal 4 a special interest grab

We’re all in favor of affordable and quality home care for Michigan citizens in need of help at home, and it is reassuring a very significant amount of those services are provided by family members and personal friends.

CC-Crystal’s Robert Failing (24) takes a handoff and runs behind his blockers during a game this season. The Eagles will face Evart in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs this week.

CC-Crystal preparing for first playoff appearance since 1999

On Sunday players and coaches of Carson City-Crystal’s football team were gathered around the television at the middle school to see who they would play in the playoffs. A cheer went up when they saw their name on the screen.