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Montabella senior Derek Martin, left, breaks through the line during the Vestaburg game this season.

Coach: Montabella had positive football season

Montabella’s football team didn’t have the same success in 2012 as the 2011 team. But then again, the team was vastly different.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 9, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Jonas Lownsberry

Jury convicts Greenville man of sleepover assault

A Montcalm County jury deliberated about two hours before convicting a Greenville man of molesting pre-teens at his own daughter’s sleepover party.

Jonny Shinabarger, 23, a 2007 Greenville High School graduate, and Anna Shinabarger, 21, both of San Diego, will be contestants on “Wheel of Fortune,” which will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday. — Courtesy photo

Greenville graduate to be on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ next week

A Greenville graduate and his wife will be appearing on a popular evening game show next week. Jonny Shinabarger, 23, a 2007 Greenville High School graduate, and Anna Shinabarger, 21, both of San Diego, will be contestants on “Wheel of Fortune,” which will air Tuesday.


OUR VIEW: Election is over, time to move forward

We’re almost 48 hours post election and we now know who voters chose to run their local, state and national governments. At this point, whether your candidate won is a moot point.

Candy Shattuck

2 women arrested after alleged theft, assault at Greenville Wal-Mart

Two local women were charged with multiple felonies after allegedly stealing from the Greenville Wal-Mart and then assaulting store employees. Greenville Department of Public Safety officers responded to the Greenville Wal-Mart at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday after the store’s loss prevention officers attempted to stop three subjects for retail fraud and a fight then began.

Lola’s Flower Garden is one of several Carson City businesses participating in the Moonlight Madness shopping event Nov. 8. Pictured are, from left to right, co-owner Lana Litwiller, floral designer Marvelann Erskine and co-owner Lynette Litwiller. — Daily News/Amy Corey

Moonlight Madness hits Carson City on Nov. 8

A longtime Carson City holiday tradition is getting a boost this year when downtown businesses present their annual Moonlight Madness event on Thursday, Nov. 8. According to Holly Keiffer, manager of Harvey’s Farm and Garden, the Moonlight Madness sale was once a monumental undertaking, one that brought in visitors from throughout the area. Keiffer hopes to see a return this year to that former glory.

Jaimy Knowlton of Belding, front, fills out her general election ballot at the Belrockton Museum in Belding on Tuesday evening as several other Belding residents fill the voting booths casting their votes. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Variety of problems caused delay in reporting Ionia and Montcalm election results

More than 60 percent of registered voters in Ionia and Montcalm counties exercised their right to vote Tuesday. Ionia County had 62 percent voter turnout, while Montcalm County had more than 61 percent voter turnout (down just a few percentage points from the 2008 presidential election).


Pierson village president ousted by write-in

Karl Van Haren survived a recall, but a write-in candidate proved to be too much. The president of the Pierson Village Council was ousted from office Tuesday. Van Haren received 19 votes compared to write-in challenger Marshall Dillon, who received 21 votes, according to unofficial results.


Belding planning commissioner candidacy gets sticky

A shroud of controversy involving a lack of recorded meeting minutes, a written letter addressed to council members, a disputed property fence and backyard chickens were at the heart of discussion at a Belding City Council meeting about the fate of the next possible Planning Commission member.