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Firefighters from the Sheridan Community Fire Department raised funds for a new playground near the village offices, then spent a weekend erecting the structure there. The playground was purchased from a Belding elementary school for about $1,500. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Sheridan firefighters donate time and money for new village playground

Youngsters in this village now have a few more options when it comes to free time activities, thanks to the efforts of the Sheridan Community Fire Department. Last week, firefighters volunteered their time and effort to erect a new playground near the village offices. Though built on village property, the project cost the town nothing, thanks again to the firefighters.

Greenville’s Amanda Kerschen hits her approach shot on the 10th hole at The Links at Bowen Lake during Thursday’s Division 2 regional tournament.

Greenville returns to golf state finals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team is returning to the Division 2 state finals for the fifth consecutive season. The Yellow Jackets secured their spot with a third place finish on Thursday at the regional tournament at The Links of Bowen Lake. The host Yellow Jackets fired a 399, which was seven shots better than Forest Hills Northern’s 406 and nine shots better than Lowell’s 408.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, Oct. 10

Newaygo 4, Lakeview 2: The Wildcats were outscored 4-1 in the second half and lost their final regular-season game Thursday. Ryohei Mitsui and David Wheeler had unassisted goals for the Wildcats in the loss…


CC-Crystal playing for MSAC title today

There’s no need to tell Carson City-Crystal’s football team what’s at stake today in Mount Pleasant. The Eagles are going there today to face the Sacred Heart Irish, with both teams sitting at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division.


Funeral Notices – Oct. 11, 2014

Read the funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

From left, Montcalm Area Intermediate School District board member Brian Corwin, board member Bud Longnecker, Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht, board member Stephen Foster, board member Mark Christensen, board member Chris Bradshaw and Associate Superintendent of Special Education Kathleen Flynn, discuss a possible robotics class during Wednesday’s meeting in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District considers high school robotics class

In the past few years, public schools in Michigan have seen several “noncore” classes go by the wayside, whether it be video production, choir or band, as districts adjust to tighter budgets and curriculum restrictions. But after Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht recently received a random phone call from a parent while standing in a parking lot, the possibilities to introduce a new course funded by government grants suddenly appears to be a real possibility.

Pastor Bob Winter and his congregation at Faith Baptist Church in Greenville are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the church this year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville’s Faith Baptist Church celebrates golden anniversary

In 1963, a local group of 30 or so stepped out on faith, first meeting in a house basement and then later at the Union Hall on Charles Street. The group, consisting mostly of eight families, formed Faith Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday with a special service “From Generation to Generation: Celebrating 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness.”


Lincoln Heights Elementary School carnival set for Oct. 11

Lincoln Heights Elementary School is hosting its annual fall carnival Friday night. The carnival will begin at 6 p.m. in the school’s gym, located at 12420 Lincoln Lake Road in Greenville.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 10, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: How do we prepare students for a world that is still evolving?

This will be the final column in this series on virtual schools, but I can assure you not the last time that we will discuss the issues of school choice, charters, virtual schools and the future of the public schools. These are very important topics. I firmly believe that the future of our democracy depends on a strong system of locally controlled public schools. I also believe that our public school system is at risk.