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Endeavor Youth & Community Development Center moving forward in Edmore

It’s been five months since the Endeavor Youth and Community Development Center in Edmore had its grand opening after signing a one-year lease April 1 with Montabella Community Schools. The one-year lease on the gymnasium housed in Montabella’s Central Office facility is a probationary venture.

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Belding’s bid falls short to Comstock Park on special night (Gallery)

In the fall, Friday nights are all about high school football. At Rudness Field in Belding last night, football was the backdrop for something much more special. The B Foundation wrapped up its second annual “Pink Week” in which they raise money to help with local families in need, raise awareness for students and honors those that have, are treating or were lost to cancer.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, September 21

Central Montcalm 31, Holton 7: The Green Hornets ran all over the Red Devils in Friday’s CSAA game, as Lucas Emmons ended up with 12 carries for 241 yards and two touchdowns…

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Clerk candidate changes her mind, accepts Reynolds Township position

The clerk candidate for Reynolds Township has had a change of heart. Tina Porzondek stepped down as clerk at the Reynolds Township Board meeting Sept. 13, as did Deputy Clerk Lisa Lambert, effective immediately. Porzondek said she resigned as clerk because she was offered another job and accepted it. Township board members asked Robin Sholty, who will likely be the next township clerk, if she would accept an appointment to fill the clerk’s position until Sholty is sworn in on Nov. 20, assuming she wins the Nov. 6 general election. Sholty declined last weekend, telling The Daily News she doesn’t want to work with a “hostile board.”


Funeral Notices-Sept. 22, 2012

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.


New route set for Greenville’s homecoming parade Sept. 28

With the new location of the football field, the Greenville High School homecoming parade will have a different route this year. In the past, students paraded through downtown, south on M-91 to Black Field for the football game. With the location of the new Legacy Field at the high school, students had to come up with a different plan for the parade, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28.

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Carson City man sentenced to prison for drug-fueled crimes

A Carson City man charged with multiple crimes in four separate cases was sentenced to up to five years in prison Thursday. Brandon Devers, 28, was originally charged with arson of personal property and receiving and concealing stolen property (a motor vehicle) in one case, possessing meth, possessing marijuana and fourth-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer in a second case and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle in two other cases.


Funeral Notices-Sept. 21, 2012

Read funeral notices for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

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Montabella Community Schools update grading policy

Grading for Learning, a new grading policy using standards-based grading, was implemented at Montabella Community Schools this year. According to Junior/Senior High Principal Shane Riley, many schools across the state and country are looking at standards-based grading to better prepare students for state and national tests and, ultimately, their futures. Grading for Learning has three areas of learning: practice, formative assessment and summative assessment. Each teacher determines appropriate assignment classification, including which ones will be graded.


Montcalm County no-minimum-bid auction will take place Tuesday

A total of 54 foreclosed Montcalm County properties will go to auction Tuesday, each at a starting bid of $50. The properties previously failed to sell at the annual minimum bid auction Aug. 6 and will now be offered at a much lower price at noon Tuesday in the Montcalm County Administrative Building (old courthouse) in Stanton. Treasurer JoAnne Vukin said participants need $1,000 in cash to be able to bid at the auction. If participants don’t spend the entire $1,000 or don’t buy anything, the money will be refunded. If participants buy something more than $1,000, the balance can be paid by check, debit card, credit card, money order or certified check.