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MAKING THE GRADE: Education the Finnish way

A copy of “Michigan’s Top-To-Bottom Ranking,” published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy” arrived in my mail recently.

Many of the Haunted Barn’s scarier offerings are animatronic in nature; others feature live actors. Sometimes it’s hard to tell “which is witch.” — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Local business’ Haunted Barn offers scares for the Halloween season

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Then again, Roosevelt never spent an evening at Tim and Tammy Hollinshead’s Haunted Barn. At the barn, there’s plenty to fear.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 30, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Crews work to clear M-91 near Orchard View Veterinarian Clinic from a five-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon just north of Greenville. No injuries were reported, but two vehicles sustained heavy damage. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

5-vehicle accident backs up north Greenville traffic

Traffic on M-91 was backed up for nearly a half hour Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to clear a five-vehicle accident near Greenville.

Bill Hardin gestures with a copy of The Daily News to a large audience at Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting while conveying his opinion that a proposed secondhand dealer ordinance is “ridiculous.” — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Proposed secondhand dealer ordinance blasted by business owners

Have you heard the story about the wealthy secondhand dealer? His business was doing so well that he willingly decided to use his extra money to purchase electronic equipment and begin putting detailed information about his customers and inventory online so local police officers could return stolen items to their rightful owners.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 29, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013


HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Local trick or treat hours

Here’s a look at Halloween events around the area on Thursday.


OUR VIEW: Kudos to one business and farewell to another

This week we featured two stories on our front pages about businesses in northeast Montcalm County. One was an inspiring example of a local businessman who took an already successful manufacturing idea and expanded upon it.

Curtis Wildfong

The Daily News welcomes new Greenville reporter

Curtis Wildfong has been The Daily News’ Greenville beat reporter for one week. He comes to us from The Argus-Press in Owosso, where he has worked for the past two years.

At left, Katy McDonough, left, pushes her daughter Mary McDonough, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair as she plays the alto saxophone during the Greenville High School marching band’s performance of its “Wicked” themed show Oct. 16. At right,

Greenville student, mother, team up to defy physical limitations

Greenville High School sophomore Mary McDonough has long possessed a love and passion for music that, quite literally, has helped to transcend her physical limitations.