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State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, discuss issues at Monday’s Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Emmons, Outman focus on veterans at Legislative Luncheon

During last week’s State of the State address, Gov. Rick Snyder placed a heavy focus on the unemployment rate for veterans in Michigan. During Monday’s Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College, local legislators kept focus on the issue. “Our veterans do not have access to the opportunities that are available to them,” State Sen. Judy Emmons said. “We are last in the country for our veterans in Michigan accessing the programs that they have earned, that they have sacrificed for and we have to improve that.”


Funeral Notices for Jan. 24, 2012

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VIDEO: Brownfield Authority member calls out colleagues for uninformed vote

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners rejected an engineering firm agreement today after a Brownfield Authority member called out his colleagues for an uninformed vote when they recommended the agreement.

Thomas Ranney of Montabella tries to roll his opponent during a match last year.

Mustang wrestlers perfect in CMAC

So far so good for Montabella’s wrestling team.
The Mustangs are 16-4 this season, which includes a perfect 3-0 mark in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.


Leadership changes under way at Carson City-Crystal schools

Several leadership changes are afoot for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. The Board of Education is experiencing some turnover while launching a search for a new superintendent. Board members chose North Star Inc. to represent the board in the superintendent hiring process after interviewing four companies.


More driver’s training segments coming to Carson City area

Plans are in the works to bring more driver’s training opportunities to the Carson City area. Stanton-based instructor Dave Packer is looking to rent space in the Carson City area to meet the needs of students who can’t attend the single session of Segment I driver’s training available through Carson City-Crystal High School.

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Carson City’s Frontier Days festival in doubt after sponsor pulls out

After a successful festival last June, the Carson City Frontier Days may be in serious trouble. Tami Tasker of the Frontier Days Committee reported to the Carson City Council that the festival lost their long-time title sponsor Carson City Hospital in October, due to the economy and are struggling to raise money for the annual event.


Breckenridge holding off on move to MSAC

The Mid-State Activities Conference won’t be expanding just yet.
Breckenridge, who decided to explore possibly moving from the Tri-Valley Conference West Division to the MSAC, will be waiting to make a decision, according to Superintendent Sean McNatt.

A Coral man died in a Monday afternoon accident in Cato Township near Lakeview. (Daily News/Kelli Ameling)

Coral man dies in Cato Township accident

A Coral man died and another man was injured in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon south of Lakeview. Stephen Duvall, 29, of Coral was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus northbound on Youngman Road around 12:45 p.m. when he lost control near Almy Road. The car veered across the road and hit several trees.


SHORT TAKES: Positive messages give hope for future

Last week we saw Gov. Rick Snyder give the State of the State address, and we also witnessed the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. It would be hard not to be encouraged about the area’s future given the messages delivered on each of the occasions.