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Pet oxygen recovery masks designed to help animals after a fire

It’s a moment no firefighter wants to come across when searching through a burning home — the sound of a trapped dog barking for help or the discovery of a frightened cat hiding under a bed.

But those moments do happen, and just as firefighters would rescue an adult or child, those animals also need rescue.

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The Treasure Store opens in Stanton, operated by special ed adults

The Treasure Shop has everything a traditional resale shop has, but it isn’t your everyday round-again store.

Staffed by special education students with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), The Treasure Shop dual serves as a resale store for the public and a skill builder for the students.


OUR VIEW: Vote ‘yes’ for CC-C bond proposal

Residents of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district will be asked on May 6 to decide whether to approve a bond extension in support of school upgrades, technology and security.

The ballot proposal calls for extending the school district’s current debt millage of 4.2 mills for 15 years and nine months to generate almost $11 million. There will be no increase to the school district’s current debt millage.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 23.

Cedar Springs 5, Greenville 0: The Yellow Jackets were shut out for the second time Wednesday night, this time by the Red Hawks, who scored three times in the first half. Kirsten Hilliker had 10 saves on the night…

Belding sophomore Veronica Muniz maneuvers around two defenders from Wyoming during Wednesday’s game at Rudness Field. The Redskins won 1-0.

Griffioen’s goal leads Belding to 1-0 victory

It took the Belding Redskins less than five minutes to open the scoring on Wednesday against Wyoming. Little did the Redskins know, but Tina Griffioen’s goal would be the only score of the night in a 1-0 shutout win over the Wyoming Wolves at Rudness Field.

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MAKING THE GRADE: All children can learn

This column was inspired by a well written letter to The Daily News Public Forum last week.

Joanne and Bud Howard are co-chairs of the Hubbardston Area Historical Society's annual fundraiser, set for Saturday, April 26, at St. John the Baptist Hall in Hubbardston. — Courtesy photo

Hubbardston Area Historical Society fundraiser is Saturday

The Hubbardston Area Historical Society chooses the theme of St. Patrick’s Day each year for its annual fundraiser.

This event is an annual opportunity for Irish clans to gather in “A Little Corner of Ireland” (or Hubbardston) from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall to celebrate the green and to support the “Four Corner Hub” of the Hubbardston Area Historical Society (Ionia, Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties).

Tifennie Haddix, 17, is pictured on her Facebook profile. She was involved in an accident while on her way to school Thursday, losing control of her Jeep and crashing into a tree. — Courtesy photo

Montabella teen continues to recover from accident

A local teenager continues to recover after being involved in a serious accident one week ago today.

Tifennie Haddix, 17, is a senior at Montabella High School. She was driving to school around 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, when she lost control of her Jeep and crashed into a tree at North Sheridan Road and East Edgar Road between Belvidere Township and Home Township. Multiple agencies responded to the scene to extricate Haddix from her vehicle.


Funeral Notices – April 24, 2014

Read funeral notices for Thursday, April 24, 2014.


Vestaburg Community Schools, prom affected by spring storm

The aftermath of severe spring weather earlier this month has given officials at Vestaburg Community Schools several new projects to juggle.
The school district’s central office building, located at 7188 Avenue B, sustained interior and exterior wind and water damage in a storm on Saturday, April 12. Other school buildings and equipment were damaged as well.