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Alarms alert Sheridan homeowner in time to stop possible blaze

Shelly Fisk was in her yard raking leaves when she heard the smoke alarms from inside her house alerting her of a possible fire in her home. After walking into a house full of smoke at 1141 Beardslee Road, she dialed 911 and within minutes the Sheridan Community Fire Department was on scene and quickly extinguished the fire.


OUR VIEW: Let legislators do their job — vote no on 5

Proposal 5 is the one that would require a two-thirds supermajority of Michigan legislators agreeing to increase taxes.


Gov. Snyder, Rep. Outman participate in Q&A forum at MCC (Video)

Rick Outman is receiving a little help from his friends in his bid to be re-elected state representative of the 70th District … one “relentlessly positive” friend in particular.


Funeral notices for Oct. 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012


WOODS AND WATERS: Pheasants today and the old pine stump

Pheasant hunting is different now than it used to be. Early, traditional pheasant hunting, say in the 1930s, in places like South Dakota or even here in Michigan, were mostly a large group activity. Now, most of us hunt alone or with a friend or two, even sharing a dog, and don’t go much for [...]

Carson City-Crystal’s Austin Hopkins, left, and Logan Forist tackle Evart’s John Danley for a loss during Friday’s Division 7 first round playoff game.

Carson City-Crystal comeback attempt falls short in 16-12 loss

Carson City-Crystal was looking for its first football playoff win since 1999. Evart was looking for its first playoff win ever. It wasn’t an easy victory, but Evart was the team to come out on top with a 16-12 win. The Wildcats overcame four turnovers and stopped a late Carson City (7-3) drive on fourth down to secure the victory.

Vestaburg’s Austin Myers, right, is chased out of the pocket by Muskegon Catholic Central’s Ian Taylor during the second quarter of the teams’ Division 8 playoff game Friday night.

Turnovers lead to loss for Vestaburg against ‘bigger, faster, Muskegon CC

Vestaburg’s football team ran into one of the toughest opponents in Division 8 Friday night. “They’re bigger, stronger, faster,” Wolverine coach Dan Ryckman said. “They” were Vestaburg’s first round opponent, Muskegon Catholic Central, which dominated Vestaburg 61-8 in the first round of the playoffs Friday night.


OUR VIEW: Camp for 4th District, Petska for 3rd District

Voters have several candidates to choose from in the races for the 3rd District and 4th District of the Michigan Congress on Nov. 6.

Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville, right, shares a laugh with Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, left, Thursday night at Huckleberry's Restaurant in Greenville after the two spoke to a crowd. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Levin rallies for Huckleberry with visit to Greenville

With nearly a hundred supporters crowded into his restaurant Thursday night and the sound of ragtime music flowing through the air as local musician Nels Hansen played away on the piano, Mike Huckleberry, with the help of Sen. Carl Levin, energized a crowd to their feet in hopes that Huckleberry will return to Lansing as the 70th District representative.


Greenville planners work on hospital zoning

A new hospital zoning district is being worked on by the Greenville Planning Commission to help prepare for future plans. During Thursday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission looked at Spectrum Health United Hospital and surrounding areas to set up a hospital district in case the hospital wanted to develop more in the future.