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Kelly and Tyler Greenbaum

GUEST VIEW: A Greenville success story over autism

My son Tyler did not start out to be such a success.

When we first found out he had autism he was nonverbal, hand flapped, hummed and paced constantly. At the time when Tyler was diagnosed there was still much unknown about the disease. There was little information online, and according to the Autism Society of Michigan run by Dr. Sally Burton Hoyle, there were only two people in the state who could properly diagnose him.


Sheridan barn fire victim identified as local man

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office has identified a local man who died in a barn fire in Sheridan on Oct. 15. Sidney Joseph Perry, 30, died in the early morning barn fire at 6681 S. Sheridan Road (M-66) north of Sessions Road in Bushnell Township just south of the village of Sheridan.

Past and future Montcalm Township trustees Ron Price, Tom Smith and Steve Sprague. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Township welcomes new trustees

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm Township Board welcomed new trustees with coffee and cake, while saying goodbye to those leaving. A short agenda at Wednesday night’s meeting allowed time for township residents to get in on the fun and talk with the board after the meeting. “This isn’t for me, it’s for the trustees,” said [...]


Shinabargers win on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

A Greenville graduate and his wife appeared on “Wheel of Fortune” Tuesday and took home some prize money.


Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health lease issue finds resolution

A longtime leasing problem was finally resolved Tuesday between the Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners unanimously voted to create a no-cost, 10-year lease for the Center for Behavioral Health to use a county building, which will remain under county ownership. The Center for Behavioral Health will maintain building upkeep costs and will reimburse the county for property insurance.

From her home in San Francisco, author Katherine Applegate video chatted with students at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School in Stanton on Wednesday afternoon, answering questions about her book, “The One and Only Ivan,” which the students had recently read. — Daily News/Cory Smith

California author visits Stanton classroom via video chat (PHOTO GALLERY)

Author Katherine Applegate lives more than 2,300 miles away from Janet Connolly’s third grade classroom at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School, but thanks to the marvels of modern technology, distance was not a factor in bringing the popular author in front of third and fourth grade students Wednesday afternoon.

Greenville High School graduate Taylor Brandt stands among his fellow soldiers in the 173rd Airborne. — Courtesy photo

Greenville area families treasure communicating with troops overseas

With the holidays fast approaching, many area families are thinking about their loved ones serving overseas. Thanks to modern forms of communication such as Facebook and Skype, communicating with those in service is easier than ever. Many military personnel are serving in Afghanistan and some local families are sharing their experiences of their own children serving.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 15, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James, left, takes a snap out of the new pistol based offense this season. James rushed for 1,134 yards this year.

Central Montcalm football struggles in 2012, improvement is the goal

The Central Montcalm Hornets football team missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year this season. Prior to that, the Hornets were playoff qualifiers for four straight seasons. Getting back to the playoffs is always the goal and what the team will strive for in 2013.

Carson City-Crystal’s Emily Ward sets the ball during a match this year.

CC-Crystal nets five on all-MSAC volleyball teams

Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team came into the 2012 season having endured a tough season in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference. What a change of scenery will do.