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Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health lease issue finds resolution

A longtime leasing problem was finally resolved Tuesday between the Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health and the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners unanimously voted to create a no-cost, 10-year lease for the Center for Behavioral Health to use a county building, which will remain under county ownership. The Center for Behavioral Health will maintain building upkeep costs and will reimburse the county for property insurance.

From her home in San Francisco, author Katherine Applegate video chatted with students at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School in Stanton on Wednesday afternoon, answering questions about her book, “The One and Only Ivan,” which the students had recently read. — Daily News/Cory Smith

California author visits Stanton classroom via video chat (PHOTO GALLERY)

Author Katherine Applegate lives more than 2,300 miles away from Janet Connolly’s third grade classroom at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School, but thanks to the marvels of modern technology, distance was not a factor in bringing the popular author in front of third and fourth grade students Wednesday afternoon.

Greenville High School graduate Taylor Brandt stands among his fellow soldiers in the 173rd Airborne. — Courtesy photo

Greenville area families treasure communicating with troops overseas

With the holidays fast approaching, many area families are thinking about their loved ones serving overseas. Thanks to modern forms of communication such as Facebook and Skype, communicating with those in service is easier than ever. Many military personnel are serving in Afghanistan and some local families are sharing their experiences of their own children serving.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 15, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James, left, takes a snap out of the new pistol based offense this season. James rushed for 1,134 yards this year.

Central Montcalm football struggles in 2012, improvement is the goal

The Central Montcalm Hornets football team missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year this season. Prior to that, the Hornets were playoff qualifiers for four straight seasons. Getting back to the playoffs is always the goal and what the team will strive for in 2013.

Carson City-Crystal’s Emily Ward sets the ball during a match this year.

CC-Crystal nets five on all-MSAC volleyball teams

Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team came into the 2012 season having endured a tough season in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference. What a change of scenery will do.


Village of Hubbardston has newly elected leader

The village of Hubbardston has a new leader. James “Jim” Barker II was elected with 84 votes in his unopposed campaign for village president. He will replace longtime Village President Janet Dailey, who has been village president since 2001 and has served on the village council for almost 40 years.


OUR VIEW: ‘We can’t run scared’

Thank goodness there are people like Shane Wilcox in the world. People who don’t hesitate to stop when a motorist flags them down along the side of the road at night. People who don’t hesitate to get out of their cars and offer help and the use of their cell phone when needed. People who trust that a situation is just as it seems and not something sinister.


Montcalm County redistricting leads to new liaison for Sheridan

Montcalm County Commissioner John Johansen of Montcalm Township said his goodbyes to members of the Sheridan Village Council on Tuesday evening. Since 2001, Johansen has been the county’s primary link to the village of Sheridan and has attended almost every council meeting held there in the past 11 years. Because of the county’s recent reapportionment, he will now be covering other villages.


Greenville DDA discusses Christmas lights, parking, flower baskets

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussed decorating and parking during its Tuesday meeting. With the DDA working to better Greenville’s downtown area, the group discussed holiday and summer decorations and ways to accommodate parking for downtown residents.