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Yellow Jackets adapting to new basketball coach

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team wrapped up the 2011 portion of its season with a win over Zeeland East at the Cornerstone University Holiday Tournament on Dec. 21.
With the 50-45 win, the Yellow Jackets (4-2, 0-1) snapped a two-game losing streak. Leah Somerfield scored 17 points while Katie Dunham added 11 points in the win.

Ken and Dawn Stoll opened ComForcare Home Care in Stanton last February. They took out a line of credit with Isabella Bank. The business now has 37 clients and 40 employees, mostly part-time. Daily News/ Elisabeth Waldon

Entrepreneurship step 3: Finding financing

STANTON — When Ken and Dawn Stoll decided to purchase a home care service franchise, they did their research.
The Stolls looked at the top 12 companies in the country and chose ComForcare Home Care, a nonmedical home care agency for senior citizens and those needing help at home.

Greenville junior Miguel Nieto defends Jordan Bylsma of Byron Center during Wednesday’s game at Cornerstone University. The Yellow Jackets won 67-28.

Strong fourth lifts GHS

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team used a strong fourth quarter finish to remain undefeated this season.


Carson City-Crystal tops Hornets at Shepherd tourney

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team had to come from behind for the second straight game.
The Eagles, who came from behind to beat Belding Dec. 20, came back from a halftime deficit to knock off the Central Montcalm Green Hornets 64-61 in overtime Wednesday night in the Shepherd Holiday Tournament.


Police reports – Dec. 29

BELDING — Reports from the Belding Police Department were not available this morning. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 10 complaints Tuesday and Wednesday. Incidents included: Tuesday • Drugs, N. Lafayette. Wednesday • Structure fire (building), S. Lafayette. • Suspicious and troubled calls, N. Smith. • Larceny, S. Lafayette. • General non-criminal, W. Cass. STANTON — Montcalm [...]


Funeral notices for Dec. 29, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011


OUR VIEW: Montcalm Community College is a model for tough times

There’s no secret much has been given to Montcalm Community College (MCC) — and by extension its administration, faculty and staff — over the past several years.
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm was a strong believer in the role of community colleges and was reluctant to cut their budgets commensurate with other state-funded agencies and programs during her tenure. MCC and its peers around the state survived eight years of steady state budget cuts for eight years largely intact, aside from a cut in Renaissance Zone reimbursements a few years ago that cost MCC $300,000.

Butch and Sue Blackmer of Carson City listen as Mark Sopel, owner of Barnes True Value Hardware in Carson City, provides details on appliances in his store.  (Daily News/Cory Smith)

Business plans key for Carson City hardware store owner to manage 3 operations

CARSON CITY — Being organized enough to own and run one business in today’s economy is a challenge.
Keeping three afloat is something Mark Sopel has managed successfully for several years thanks in part to keeping to a steady business plan.

Greenville Public Schools Transportation Director Joe Knight explains the bus route maps that show which students ride the bus currently and which ones will be added with new routes for the winter months. (Daily News/Kelli Ameling)

Some Greenville school bus routes reinstated for winter

GREENVILLE — Lower than anticipated spending this fall is allowing Greenville Public Schools to reinstate some bus routes in the city for at least the coldest months.
Superintendent Pete Haines said the district is running significantly below its projected fuel budget, allowing buses to transport some students who had to walk to and from school beginning this fall.

Carson City-Crystal’s Maxxton Jolls skies above three Belding players during the teams’ game Dec. 20.

Carson City-Crystal looks to continue momentum from last win

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles are off to one of their better starts in recent years.
At 2-2 overall, there is room for improvement, but the Eagles are hoping momentum from a last-second win at Belding carries over to today and the new year.