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More driver’s training segments coming to Carson City area

Plans are in the works to bring more driver’s training opportunities to the Carson City area. Stanton-based instructor Dave Packer is looking to rent space in the Carson City area to meet the needs of students who can’t attend the single session of Segment I driver’s training available through Carson City-Crystal High School.

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Carson City’s Frontier Days festival in doubt after sponsor pulls out

After a successful festival last June, the Carson City Frontier Days may be in serious trouble. Tami Tasker of the Frontier Days Committee reported to the Carson City Council that the festival lost their long-time title sponsor Carson City Hospital in October, due to the economy and are struggling to raise money for the annual event.

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Breckenridge holding off on move to MSAC

The Mid-State Activities Conference won’t be expanding just yet.
Breckenridge, who decided to explore possibly moving from the Tri-Valley Conference West Division to the MSAC, will be waiting to make a decision, according to Superintendent Sean McNatt.

A Coral man died in a Monday afternoon accident in Cato Township near Lakeview. (Daily News/Kelli Ameling)

Coral man dies in Cato Township accident

A Coral man died and another man was injured in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon south of Lakeview. Stephen Duvall, 29, of Coral was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus northbound on Youngman Road around 12:45 p.m. when he lost control near Almy Road. The car veered across the road and hit several trees.

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SHORT TAKES: Positive messages give hope for future

Last week we saw Gov. Rick Snyder give the State of the State address, and we also witnessed the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. It would be hard not to be encouraged about the area’s future given the messages delivered on each of the occasions.

The Rev. Dale Hotelling, second from right, and congregation members from White Pines United Methodist Church are bringing four Feeding America Mobile Food Trucks to feed hungry families in the Rockford area this winter. — Courtesy photo

Rockford area church bringing 20,000 pounds of food to feed hungry families

White Pines United Methodist Church in Belmont set a goal in December to spend less money on unnecessary gifts, instead putting that money toward things that matter. White Pines is a fully-inclusive community of around 50 worshipers who meet each week at the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA on Jupiter Avenue.

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Fire claims Richland Township farmhouse

A farmhouse on the 10000 block of Waldron Road was consumed by fire shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday night. Richland Township Fire Chief Cal Callison said the house is a total loss. Callison there was nothing firefighters could have done to save the structure.

Greenville Department of Public Safety Officer Casey Huber pulled a 65-year-old man to safety from a second-floor bedroom window of this home at 313 E. Cass St. Huber, with the assistance of part-paid fireman Tom Miller, was able to bring the man down from the second-floor roof. — Daily News/Darrin Clark

Greenville fire ruled an arson

A fire at 313 E. Cass Street on Jan. 13 has been declared an act of arson. An investigation by the Greenville Department of Public Safety Fire Investigation Unit of the fire has been completed and according to Public Service Officer Jamie Sorsen, the lead investigator on the case, the fire was intentionally set on the second floor of the structure.

Susan Gould, who was named the MSBOA Orchestra Teacher of the Year Saturday, stands with her orchestra after performing at the Michigan Music Conference Friday at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. — Courtesy/Bob Gould

Greenville director named Orchestra Teacher of the Year

Her students have believed it for years, but Saturday it was made official. The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA)named Greenville High School Band and Orchestra Director Susan Gould Orchestra Teacher of the Year on Saturday during the Michigan Music Conference at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Karen Gostomski’s afternoon preschoolers at Vestaburg Elementary School enjoy circle time. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Early childhood learning requires more than knowing the alphabet

Unfortunately, children don’t come with instruction manuals. Parents eventually learn that preparing children for school involves more than teaching them to write their names or tie their shoes.