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Assunda Kazmerski’s new restaurant in Stanton, Mamma Mia’s, features authentic Italian food.  “You won’t find any ranch dressing here,” Kazmerski said.

BUSINESS BEAT: Mamma Mia’s in Stanton is the ‘real deal’ in Italian dining

You may think you’ve had Italian, but if you were born and raised in Michigan, chances are you have not. That’s according to Assunda Kazmerski, who this past summer opened the doors to Mamma Mia’s restaurant.

Sally Marshall of Greenville, holding flower bouquet, was surprised last week by members of the Women’s Action Network committee when they arrived to announce that she has been selected as 2013 Woman of the Year. Pictured, from left, Linda Huckleberry, Marshall, Judy Deupree and Sandy French. — Courtesy photo

Sally Marshall to be honored as 2013 Woman of the Year

When Sally Marshall saw three members of the Women’s Action Network (WAN) walking through the halls of her office with balloons and a bouquet, she knew something was up. Marshall knew they were about to hand someone the annual Woman of the Year award and she figured it would be one of her many deserving coworkers at the Greenville Area Community Foundation.

Carson City-Crystal quarterback Rhett Pringle runs past Evart’s Derek Brown during Friday’s Division 7 first round playoff game at home.

CC-Crystal advances with 21-6 win over Evart

A year ago, the Evart Wildcats ended the season of the Carson City-Crystal Eagles in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. On Friday night, the Eagles returned the favor with a defensive led 21-6 win at home over the Wildcats. The win improved the Eagles to a perfect 10-0 this season.


2-point conversion lifts Belding to win

Belding’s football team advanced in the Division 4 playoffs thanks to a bold play call late in the game.
Belding defeated the Spring Lake Lakers 21-20 Friday when it converted a 2-point play after scoring a touchdown on its last offensive drive of the game.


Lakeview’s season ends with 21-13 loss

The Lakeview Wildcats had its season come to an end on Friday night with a loss in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. Lakeview traveled more than 150 miles to take on Maple City Glen Lake (northwest of Traverse City) in a Division 6 pre-district game, but lost 21-13 to the Lakers.


Annual Greenville Expo set for Wednesday evening

Businesses old and new will be on hand Wednesday for this year’s Greenville Expo … more than 50 businesses to be more precise. “It’s a very wide variety,” said Lynelle Wilcox, Greenville Chamber of Commerce events coordinator.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 2, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013


Area elections set for Tuesday

The cities of Belding, Carson City, Greenville and Stanton will elect or re-elect officials for various positions on Tuesday. There won’t be any candidate names printed on Carson City’s ballot, but there are five write-in candidates vying for seats.

Health officials from Montcalm and Gratiot counties met Thursday to discuss potential plans for a “community hub,” which would help bridge the gap between care for medical and mental health, which can lead to higher costs for care providers and diluted care for patients. Pictured, from left, are Kim Christensen, nurse educator with Sheridan Community Hospital; Denise Brock, director of nursing at Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital; Lori Crawford, University of Michigan nursing student; Marcus Cheatham, health officer at Mid-Michigan District Health Department; Michelle Seigo, director of Montcalm County Department of Human Services, Mike Hetzman, clinical director at Gratiot County Community Mental Health and Andrea Tabor, health services administrator at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Local healthcare officials form Affordable Care Act coalition

While the government and those seeking healthcare through the recently enacted Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to fiddle around with the problematic healthcare marketplace website, health officials in Montcalm and Gratiot counties are taking their own initiative in trying to lower costs and improve quality of services.


Police investigating hit and run of Sidney teenager

Police are looking for the driver of a white sport utility vehicle that struck a pedestrian then left the scene without stopping at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday on Sheridan Road near Pakes Road.