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Community absent from CC-C superintendent meeting

The Carson City-Crystal Board of Education is seeking a new superintendent and offered a community meeting Thursday night to hear thoughts and opinions of local residents of what skills and qualities the next school leader should have. However, no one attended the meeting.

Julie Stafford

JULIE STAFFORD: Spring means the creepy crawlies are back

I’m not a violent person, but there are several kinds of bugs that bring out the exterminator in me. Right now, it’s ants and mosquitoes. I just don’t see their purpose.

Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Search continues for missing Tri County teen after boating accident

A boy is missing after three teenagers went fishing during the early hours this morning. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Little White Fish Lake in Pierson Township regarding a boating accident. The information the deputies have received is three male teenagers launched their 14-foot aluminum boat at the public boat launch. A short time later, the boat began to take on water and capsized.

Eric Tett

Greenville man gets 1 year for Wesco stabbing

A Greenville man was sentenced to jail time Thursday after a stabbing incident at the Wesco gas station in Greenville. Eric Tett, 27, was originally charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and vehicle tampering.

The MAISD bus was traveling southbound on Lafayette street (M-91) when it slid through a red light at the intersection of Lafayette and Van Deinse streets and collided with a Dodge Ram 2500.  — Daily News/Kellie Ameling

No students on school bus that crashed in Greenville

No students were on a Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) bus that crashed in Greenville Friday afternoon. The MAISD bus was traveling southbound on Lafayette street (M-91) when it slid through a red light at the intersection of Lafayette and Van Deinse streets and collided with a Dodge Ram 2500.

The current Mega Millions jackpot is now $540 million for tonight's problem. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lottery fever strikes as Mega Millions jackpot climbs above $500 million

Lottery retailers throughout the area are seeing a substantial increase in customers purchasing tickets for the Mega Millions game which this past week climbed to more than $500 million. That’s a 5 followed by eight zeros, folks, or $500,000,000; a lotta green in anybody’s book. This amount sets a new record for the Mega Millions jackpot. The final jackpot is at least $540 million after brisk ticket sales.

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Jacket and purse stolen out of cart at Greenville Meijer

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is looking for a suspect that stole a jacket and purse from a cart at Meijer on Thursday. A woman victim was talking to a person in the bakery section at Meijer located on W. Carson City Streeet, when she turned to find her purse and jacket were missing from her cart.

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Funeral Notices for March 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, March 30, 2012

The Electrolux property at 100 E. Main St., which contains the historic Gibson buildings and has chemical contamination, has the City of Belding seeking to take action against property owner Electrolux Inc. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Forum updates Belding residents on Gibson contamination

The issue of contamination at the Electrolux property on the corner of Bridge and Main streets in Belding is one that won’t be going away anytime soon. About 85 people gathered in the Belding High School auditorium for a three-hour meeting Thursday night to listen and ask questions as members of Belding City Council gave a presentation of environmental uses on the Electrolux property on the corner of Bridge and Main streets.

Mike Taylor

MIKE TAYLOR: The Mike Taylor museum: Only a buck and well worth the price

I’ve been working on an archaeological dig the past couple weeks. It’s been no picnic; I’ve dug and dusted, classified, sorted and catalogued. It was hard, boring work. Archaeology, it turns out, isn’t always about Tyrannosaurus bones and long-legged, blonde assistants.