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Woodview Elementary School fifth-grader Lauren Barker, right, hands a cup of tomato soup to Belding resident Scott Gillespie during a free dinner for the community put on by students at the school. Students provided a warm cup of tomato soup, along with sandwiches and fruit punch, for those who took advantage of the free dinner at Woodview Elementary School.

Belding fifth-grader organizes free dinner to feed the hungry

With the thought in her mind that a single member of her community could go without a meal simply because they might be saving money to buy a gift for a loved one during the holiday season, one fifth-grade student at Woodview Elementary School took it upon herself Monday night to give back in a way that might feed anyone who was in need of a warm meal.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 11, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012


Greenville Public Schools meets best practices standards

A Greenville woman remains in critical condition almost two weeks after a two-vehicle collision near Gowen. Debra Wirtz, 79, is in critical condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The other occupant in Wirtz’s vehicle, Annette Rendall, 55, of Greenville, has been released from the hospital.

Belding’s McKenzie Briemayer, left, and Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo, two of the areas top point guards matched up against each other on Monday night. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 44-37.

CC-Crystal wins road game against Belding

It was supposed to be a perimeter battle between two of the area’s top point guards. Belding’s McKenzie Breimayer and Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo went head-to-head on Monday night with the Eagles coming out on top 44-37 in a game that was played mostly inside.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Monday, Dec. 10

Lakeview 53, Holton 32: The Wildcats won their first CSAA game of the season on Monday night at home. Shawn Lindsey led Lakeview with 21 points…


CC-C school board plans for future construction projects

A proposed small renovation to Carson City Elementary School’s south pod is being delayed until a rebid on the project can be completed. During the Nov. 26 school board meeting, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy questioned CARMI Design Group’s role in the project.

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Salute Our Soldiers raises funds for veterans

A check for $4,100 was recently presented to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund as a result of the Salute Our Soldiers varsity football game on Sept. 14 between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg.


BREAKING NEWS: Greenville police investigating woman’s death as ‘suspicious’

A 38-year-old Greenville woman was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon when her ex-husband arrived to pick up their son.


SHORT TAKES: Snow, Pops concert are sure signs of winter

Mother Nature’s fluffy white weekend introduction to this year’s winter snows was her way of reminding us it’s almost time for Greenville’s annual Holiday Pops Concert. Wednesday is the big night; 7:30 p.m. is the time. It’s customary to have a storm on that night, although this year the weatherman is predicting rather pleasant, mild weather. Inside Greenville High School’s Performing Arts Center the atmosphere will indeed be way above pleasant, as the Grand Rapids Symphony and associated conductor John Varineau once again visit Greenville to celebrate an evening of the season’s musical favorites.


Montabella Community Schools close for week due to flu

Montabella Community Schools is shutting down for the week due to an outbreak of influenza. According to Superintendent Shelly Millis, students and staff began coming down with the flu on Friday. The school had 78 percent attendance today and more than two dozen students were sent home before classes were done for the day.