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State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, uses her own cell phone to demonstrate the dangers of making a phone call or texting while driving a vehicle at the annual Legislative Luncheon on Monday at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Emmons, Outman ‘in favor’ of banning cell phone use for teen drivers

As State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, began discussing legislative items from Lansing on Monday, she dug out her cell phone to use as an example on the discussion of teens using cell phones while driving. Emmons was speaking about Senate Bill 756, otherwise known as “Kelsey’s Law,” at the monthly Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College. The bill is named after Kelsey Raffaele, 17, who was killed while talking on her cell phone while driving in January 2010.

The Jacket Depot is one of a very few student-run stores in the United States to receive the Gold Level School-based enterprise certification award. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

The Jacket Depot store at Greenville High School to be honored

The Jacket Depot at Greenville High School was one of 137 schools nationwide to receive a Gold Level Certification. The store will be recognized during the DECA International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kristi Teall

Central Montcalm hires new superintendent

It took the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education only 10 minutes into its special meeting Sunday to unanimously agree to offer the superintendent position to one of two candidates. It took Kristi Teall only two minutes to accept the offer.


Funeral Notices for March 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Returning third baseman Karli Clark throws to first during a game last year.

Central Montcalm softball looks for continued success

The Central Montcalm girls softball team is coming off its first ever district title. Despite some key losses, the Hornets expect to be competitive again this season with the return of a solid nucleus.


Yellow Jacket boys track defeated twice

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys track team lost twice in non conference action on Monday afternoon at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Kenowa Hills defeated the Yellow Jackets 80-56 and Cedar Springs won 85-52.


Greenville girls track wins twice

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls track team opened its season with a pair of non conference wins on Monday at Yellow Jacket Stadium. Greenville defeated Kenowa Hills and Cedar Springs. All three teams ran together and the times were used for two separate scores.


Community input sought in CC-C superintendent search

Representatives from North Star Staffing, who are overseeing the search for the new superintendent at Carson City-Crystal Schools, will be on hand for a meeting Thursday to take input from community members. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the high school media center.

Adeline Hummel was crowned queen and Arija Adkins was crowned princess. Allyson Hubbell was named first runner-up to the queen and Haleigh Hubbell was named junior princess. (Courtesy photo)

Carson City Frontier Days queen and court crowned

The Frontier Days pageant was March 8 at the United Methodist Church in Carson City. Adeline Hummel was crowned queen and Arija Adkins was crowned princess. Allyson Hubbell was named first runner-up to the queen and Haleigh Hubbell was named junior princess.


SHORT TAKES: Take plant precautions with the cold

What a difference a year makes! Given the rain we’ve had this past week, if this was March 2011, we’d be up to our hips in snow! Now it’s the cold we must worry about. Forecasters say tonight could be too cold for budding flora and fruit trees … so take some precautions with precious outdoor plants …