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Central Montcalm coach Marty James talks with his team during a timeout this season. The Hornets finished the year 4-5.

James pleased with Central Montcalm’s 4-5 season

Central Montcalm’s football team came close to making a playoff run. But the record was 4-5, which fell two games short of automatic qualification.

a 61-year-old Orleans Township woman lost control of her Ford Explorer and left the roadway. The vehicle then rolled over onto its side. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Resident assists woman after icy rollover accident

A woman was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after her vehicle hit a slick road and rolled over into a ditch this morning.

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Greenville girls form strong bond over leukemia struggle

Friendships can come in all different shapes and sizes, but few are like the relationship between Bree Town and Lola DeYoung, two Greenville girls diagnosed with different forms of leukemia. It’s a friendship founded on understanding — the understanding each has of the hardships the other goes through, something few other friendships have. And even fewer are as strong.

Addison Howard of Greenville and Lainey Van Hoose of Howard City work with Lee Hansen of Greenville to seal bag the filled bags at the Kids Against Hunger event at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Kids Against Hunger bags food for hungry children

They were gathered, laughing and talking, but it was not a celebration. They were working, side by side, local folks representing 12 different organizations in the area, to help feed hungry children through a Kids Against Hunger event.


Crystal home destroyed in Sunday morning fire

A home on East Beardslee Road was completely destroyed by an early morning blaze Sunday.

The building housing the Crystal Post Office will be auctioned Tuesday, but the post office will remain in the building for at least two more years. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Crystal Post Office building to be auctioned

A historic building housing the Crystal Post Office will be auctioned off this week, but the post office will remain in the building for at least two more years. The Crystal Masons have owned the building since at least the 1930s. The post office is downstairs while the Masons historically met upstairs. However, three years ago the Crystal Masons merged with the Hubbardston Masons and both groups now meet at the Hubbardston lodge.


Funeral Notices – Nov. 25, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Deaf students and faculty dance together during the 20th annual Deaf Pride Day at Montcalm Community College Friday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Deaf Pride Day celebrates 20th year

Twenty years ago, two high school students who felt lonely and disconnected at times had a single idea to help bring students together from throughout Michigan who they could easily relate to. Amanda Bogart and Dan Kauffman attended Central Montcalm High School, but unlike their peers, they were deaf.

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Century-old Crystal Township drain to be replaced

A county drain in downtown Crystal is more than 112 years old and has reached the point where action must be taken. Members of the Crystal Township Board voted at the Nov. 13 meeting to approve a resolution that will allow Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Sandy Raines to replace the outdated drain and restore proper flow.

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Montcalm County drain commission, road commission work well together

This year has been a draining but productive one for the Montcalm County Drain Commission. Sandy Raines was elected drain commissioner last November. According to Raines, her office has either started or completed 10 major drain projects throughout the county this year.