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Belding’s Gabby Holyfield skies to tap the ball over the nete during a match this season.

Belding ready for Swan Valley

Belding’s volleyball team has a long road ahead of them –— literally. The Redskins will have a long trip to travel to Pinconning today to play in the Class B regionals. Pinconning, for those who haven’t looked it up on a map, is north of Bay City on the other side of the state.


Funeral Notices — Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Funeral notices for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Carson City-Crystal’s Rhett Pringle runs for a first down in the first half on Friday against Pewamo-Westphalia.

CC-Crystal’s season ends with loss to Pirates

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles could only hold off the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates for so long. The Pirates (ranked fifth in Division 7) scored two second half touchdowns, while holding the Eagles (ranked eighth in Division 7) scoreless in a 20-14 comeback win on Friday night to win their third consecutive district championship.

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Belding miscues hurt in loss to Panthers

Belding’s football team came close to pulling an upset against Comstock Park in the Division 4 regionals Friday night. Instead the Redskins had their season end at the hands of the Panthers 35-17.

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Preserving history: Improvements being made to Bloomer Township Cemetery

Only scarce details remain about the life of a Carson City-area Civil War veteran. Abraham Boyer was born Sept. 19, 1831. He was married twice — once to Elizabeth Shell and later to Harriett Granger. He had two children, Charles and Nancy. When he was 31 years old, he enlisted with the Grand Army of the Republic with the 5th Ohio Calvalry Company E from June 19, 1863, until he was discharged on Feb. 15, 1864.

Front row, Perry Barker of Stanton, Al Barker of Stanton, Wilmer Wilson of Greenville, Ken Allen of Greenville and Arthur Galloway of Greenville; and back row, Lew Guernsey of Ionia,Clem Scheinder of Crystal, Dan Blanchard of Crystal and Eric Halvorsen of Sheridan were among the 17 World War II veterans honored Saturday night at VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

‘A chance to recognize all veterans’

  SHERIDAN — One by one they stood. Ever so slowly, yet proudly, as 17 names were called, these men, the youngest in his 80s and the oldest 96 years old, stood to be recognized. These men, a small and quickly decreasing number, are the World War II veterans who were given accolades at the [...]


SHORT TAKES: Today we remember Veterans Day

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day in which we pause to recognize our fellow citizens who have served in our armed forces and who have sacrificed part of their lives — in too many instances, life itself — to make life for the rest of us more secure.


Funeral Notices – Nov. 11, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Mike Bazzle, right, with the president of the Direct Selling Association, Joe Mariano, in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

BUSINESS BEAT: Belding direct sales operator takes case for home marketing to legislators

For Mike Bazzle and his wife and business partner, Amy Jo, there’s no place like home, particularly when it comes to work. For the past 11 years, the Belding couple has managed their own direct sales business from home, allowing them the flexibility to set their own hours and spend more time with their four young children.

Prein & Newhoff engineer James Hegarty discusses with the Greenville City Council the potential for a $2 million sewer and wastewater grant. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville pursues water and sewer grant

This city is hoping to be awarded a potential $2 million storm and wastewater grant to help identify conditions of water and sanitary sewer systems and outline a longterm plan for repairs and upkeep. On Monday, the Greenville City Council approved the submission of an application to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which awards the grant.