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A trio of Carson City-Crystal runners qualified for the Division 3 state finals on Saturday. From left, junior Elizabeth McCrackin, junior Tyler Craig and sophomore Kaitlyn Beyer will run in the finals at Michigan International Speedway.

Carson City-Crystal qualifies three runners for state finals

Three Carson City-Crystal cross country runners took advantage of running on their home course to qualify for the Division 3 state finals. On Saturday at the Fish Creek Sportsman’s, junior Tyler Craig, junior Elizabeth McCrackin and sophomore Kaitlyn Beyer each ran well enough to earn one more race this season for the Eagles.

Lakeview’s Keelie Outman, right, hits an attack past the attempted block of Belding’s Carrie Smith, left, and Brooke Linebaugh, center, during the teams’ district volleyball match Monday night.

Belding volleyball ousts Lakeview from playoffs

Belding’s volleyball team opened their Class B district volleyball tournament Monday with a win, but coach Mikayla Linebaugh knew it wasn’t going to be easy. The Redskins knocked off the Lakeview Wildcats in four games, 25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23 to advance in the tournament.


Fire destroys Ferris Township mobile home

Firefighters from Crystal Township and Richland Township battled a blaze at a mobile home for several hours early this morning, but the contents and home itself were a complete loss. According to Richland Township Fire Chief Calvin Callison, the fire was likely caused by a wood burning stove at the residence, located on Hillis Road in Ferris Township east of Crystal.

Guest View | Bill Barnwell

GUEST VIEW: Support your local sheriff

Many of you may remember in February, a millage proposal was on the ballot to help maintain sheriff patrols and ensure 24-hour coverage by sheriff deputies. The request was for 1 mill for five years, but was defeated by a slim margin of 120 votes. The request was due to budget cuts of $1.1 million from the county general fund budget.


CC-C school board votes down renovation bid

Although the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education originally approved plans to add to restroom facilities to Carson City Elementary School, questions over the timing and the cost of the project have proved insurmountable at this time. The school board voted 6-1 on Wednesday to reject a bid for restroom renovations. Board President Tom Wilcox cast the lone dissenting vote.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently shared his views on Proposals 1 through 6 at a townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Gov. Snyder: Yes on Proposal 1, no on Proposals 2 through 6

Voters will decide on six statewide proposals one week from today. “A very crowded ballot,” observed Gov. Rick Snyder at a recent townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently sat down for an interview with The Daily News to share his thoughts on the Nov. 6 election and Michigan’s economy, along with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Governor talks Obama vs. Romney, negative campaigning, jobs

Gov. Rick Snyder recently appeared with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman at a townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College to rally the Republican base. The Daily News sat down with Snyder for an interview after the event to get the governor’s thoughts on the upcoming election, which takes place one week from today.

Christopher Brimmer

Alleged Greenville thieves arrested after vehicle break-ins

Two Greenville men were arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into numerous vehicles. At about 2:40 a.m. Sunday, a Greenville Department of Public Safety officer on patrol saw Christopher Edward Brimmer, 22, and Brandon Tiger-Lee Smith, 18, both of Greenville, walking in the area of Grove and Lafayette streets dressed all in black and carrying a duffle bag and backpacks.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 30, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012


SHORT TAKES: Real American hero passes on

A Montcalm County real American hero, Ed Johnson, died last week at age 93.