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$12,000+ spent in Greenville-Eureka lawsuit so far

More than $12,000 has been spent to date in an ongoing lawsuit between the city of Greenville and Eureka Township regarding a dispute over a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts owner Diane Lowell chats with a couple of youngsters visiting her new store, which is full of fun items. Lowell operates the store along with her beauty salon and, outside of those businesses, is a mortician at Barden Funeral Home.

BUSINESS BEAT — From rustic to funky, Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts has it all

Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts in Stanton is one of those stores that attract browsers the way honey attracts bears. More than just an antique store, Birdy’s is filled to the brim with items that will transport you down memory lane, make you smile, or simply hold your interest until yet another object catches your eye.


Belding continues roll on Homecoming night

For the fourth-straight game, the Belding Redskins got off to a quick start and eclipsed 40 points. Belding scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and two in the second, while holding the Blackhawks of Leslie scoreless over the opening 24 minutes Friday night as the Redskins improved to 4-0 with a 49-14 homecoming victory.

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CC-Crystal downs Vestaburg in battle of unbeatens

Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg went into their football game even at 3-0 with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division standings. The Eagles beat the Wolverines in the conference opener Friday 24-6. With the Irish’s 42-0 win over Ashley, CC-Crystal and Sacred Heart will be undefeated going into next Friday’s games.

Greenville running back Kyle Swindell breaks away for a 62-yard touchdown run on the Yellow Jackets’ first offensive play of the game.

Greenville rolls, tops Byron Center 28-0

You can’t have a much better start than the Greenville Yellow Jackets had on Friday night. The Greenville defense started the game with a three-and-out, while junior Kyle Swindell took the Yellow Jackets first offensive play of the game 62 yards for a touchdown.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 20

Lakeview 17, Chippewa Hills 7: The Wildcats got two touchdowns from Nate Shurlow in beating the Warriors in a CSAA game Friday night…


OUR VIEW: Town stands tall in face of tragedy

In the face of tragedy, Belding and its surrounding communities demonstrated during the past few days what is truly special about where we live. The willingness — without hesitation — of dozens of community members to drop everything to help look for Devon Morrison, 10, who didn’t come home Saturday night.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

What will be the impact of virtual schools and technology on brick and mortar schools?

This column and the next few are by far the most challenging I have undertaken since the Daily News offered me the opportunity to write weekly about education. The use of technology to help educate our young people is intriguing, controversial, confusing and difficult to explain. I am well aware of that, but I am determined to try to help parents and the public better understand this complicated issue.


Rash of larceny hits vehicles south of Greenville

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating approximately 10 thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Hebert Estates area south of Greenville.

From left, Carson City area residents Mary Louise Helwig, Jim Near and Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge share a laugh during a conversation at the first Coffee With A Cop” gathering in Carson City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City residents socialize with police officers over coffee

The view of the McDonald’s parking lot Tuesday morning may have appeared intimidating to motorists passing by, with two police cruisers parked in plain sight. However, the atmosphere inside the restaurant was nothing but friendly and casual as police officers mingled with residents during the first “Coffee With A Cop” gathering.