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Lucas Emmons of Central Montcalm runs for a 62-yard touchdown during the second quarter against Manistee this season. Tyler James earned all-state honorable for helping to open up holes on the offensive line — File photo

Central Montcalm’s Tyler James honored for football

Tyler James was honored as a junior last year for his play on the offensive line of Central Montcalm’s football team. This season he tripled his accolades, getting a Division 5-6 first-team all-state selection from the Detroit Free Press and being named honorable mention in Division 5-6 by the Associated Press and the Detroit News.

Taylor Johnson

Johnson helps lead CMU by Ole Miss

The Central Michigan University women’s basketball team started the season slowly, losing its first four games. Since, the Chippewas have won four of their last five including wins over Purdue on Sunday and Ole Miss on Wednesday. Belding graduate Taylor Johnson, a sophomore, posted her first double-double of the season in the win over Ole Miss. She scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench.

Hansen’s Music House, located at 116 S. Lafayette St. in downtown Greenville, will close its doors for good in June 2012. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville’s Hansen’s Music House is closing its doors

A fixture of the Greenville community for more than 60 years, Hansen’s Music House will be closing its doors for the final time in June. Owner Bob Hansen said the store will begin hosting a “going out of business” sale in January to help sell off the store’s inventory. “We are going to close the store in six months,” Hansen said. “We’ll start a closing sale the first of next year and be finished in June.”


PHOTOS: Montcalm Challenge Food Drive

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, was distribution day for 18 area food pantries. The Montcalm Challenge Food Drive gave away the 23,864 food items collected during this fall’s drive, which also raised nearly $25,000.

A Montcalm Community College nursing student checks a senior citizen’s blood pressure during a November event where nursing students gave foster grandparents a required physical. — File photo

Montcalm Community College seeking nursing accreditation

Montcalm Community College’s (MCC) nursing program is getting a major overhaul heading into the 2012 spring semester. MCC has reworked the curriculum in the nursing program to help both the students and the program itself to be more efficient with a better chance of job placement in today’s market.


OUR VIEW: ’Tis the season to help your neighbors

The holidays are a special time of year for most of us. We enjoy time with our families next to the warm glow of a fireplace and a finely decorated Christmas tree with a blanket of gifts underneath. Children excitedly look forward to Christmas morning, when they can tear off the wrapping paper and play with their new toys at long last.


LETTER: Silent Auction a success

Sheridan Community Hospital (SCH) has many people to thank regarding its year-end Silent Auction fundraiser. But first, here’s how the event played out.



Sheridan Village Council report from Nov. 8, 2011.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Evergreen Township

Evergreen Township Board report from Dec. 6, 2011.



Cato Township Board report from Dec. 5, 2011.