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Carson City-Crystal school year will start Sept. 4 with new superintendent

Kevin Murphy has been at his new job for eight weeks now. The new Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent is settled in. He is the former superintendent of Houghton Lake Community Schools, about 100 miles north of Carson City. “We (he, his wife, Mary, and their three children — freshman Kennedy, sixth-grader Jackson and second-grader Taylor) moved into the area about a month ago,” Murphy said. “It’s very important for us to get in the area and get settled so the kids are ready for school.

Pagie Switzer, right, and Michaela Crooks of Central Montcalm team up for a block during last night’s match at home against Chippewa Hills.

Central Montcalm falls in first CSAA volleyball match

Chippewa Hills had the energy. Central Montcalm did not. The end result was a three set victory for the Warriors over the Green Hornets in the first CSAA volleyball match of the year on Tuesday.


34th annual Trufant Jubilee dedicated to the late Carl Paepke

The 34th annual Trufant Jubilee will take place this weekend in honor of a longtime Montcalm County commissioner. “This year our Jubilee is dedicated to Carl Paepke,” said festival organizer Virginia Christensen. Paepke of Pierson died April 18 at the age of 86. He was the District 5 commissioner for Montcalm County.


ROUNDUPS: Prep results from Tuesday, Aug. 28

The Redskins swept the “other” Redskins in an Ionia County battle Tuesday night. 25-10, 25-13, 25-16. Hannah Linebaugh had seven kills to lead Belding…


OUR VIEW: When it comes to accepting bids, keep the green in Greenville

When it comes to local law enforcement, we think Greenville has the best. Especially under the watch of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak. But we wanted to register our disappointment that more couldn’t have been done to make the sole local bid on the department’s newest police cruiser work.


Funeral Notices for August 29, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

Ellis Elementary Principal Tiffany Jackson, far left, and Belding Superintendent Sara Shriver, far right, celebrate a ceremonial ribbon cutting with students at Ellis Elementary on Monday evening celebrating the completion of construction of five new classrooms and an outdoor courtyard at the school. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding students, parents and staff welcome ‘new’ Ellis Elementary (Photo Gallery)

Ellis Elementary School has seen some major changes since April when new walls were put up and old ones were torn down. On Monday, staff, students and parents stood in awe as they toured the new facilities during the school’s official open house.

A panoramic view of Greenville's new legacy field taken during the third quarter of action Friday night as Greenville defeated Belding 43-12. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Video highlights of Friday’s Greenville-Belding football game at Legacy Field

Here are Daily News multimedia reporter Cory Smith’s highlights from Friday’s Belding-Greenville game.


Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office bracing for cuts

Three deputies will lose their jobs and the positions of two recent retirees will not be filled as part of the likely scenario of Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office budget cuts. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Finance & Personnel Committee continued to review the proposed 2012-2013 budget Monday.


Funeral Notices for August 28, 2102

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, August 28, 2102