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CC-Crystal downs Vestaburg in battle of unbeatens

Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg went into their football game even at 3-0 with Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division standings. The Eagles beat the Wolverines in the conference opener Friday 24-6. With the Irish’s 42-0 win over Ashley, CC-Crystal and Sacred Heart will be undefeated going into next Friday’s games.

Greenville running back Kyle Swindell breaks away for a 62-yard touchdown run on the Yellow Jackets’ first offensive play of the game.

Greenville rolls, tops Byron Center 28-0

You can’t have a much better start than the Greenville Yellow Jackets had on Friday night. The Greenville defense started the game with a three-and-out, while junior Kyle Swindell took the Yellow Jackets first offensive play of the game 62 yards for a touchdown.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 20

Lakeview 17, Chippewa Hills 7: The Wildcats got two touchdowns from Nate Shurlow in beating the Warriors in a CSAA game Friday night…


OUR VIEW: Town stands tall in face of tragedy

In the face of tragedy, Belding and its surrounding communities demonstrated during the past few days what is truly special about where we live. The willingness — without hesitation — of dozens of community members to drop everything to help look for Devon Morrison, 10, who didn’t come home Saturday night.

Janet Ralph

What will be the impact of virtual schools and technology on brick and mortar schools?

This column and the next few are by far the most challenging I have undertaken since the Daily News offered me the opportunity to write weekly about education. The use of technology to help educate our young people is intriguing, controversial, confusing and difficult to explain. I am well aware of that, but I am determined to try to help parents and the public better understand this complicated issue.


Rash of larceny hits vehicles south of Greenville

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating approximately 10 thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Hebert Estates area south of Greenville.

From left, Carson City area residents Mary Louise Helwig, Jim Near and Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge share a laugh during a conversation at the first Coffee With A Cop” gathering in Carson City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City residents socialize with police officers over coffee

The view of the McDonald’s parking lot Tuesday morning may have appeared intimidating to motorists passing by, with two police cruisers parked in plain sight. However, the atmosphere inside the restaurant was nothing but friendly and casual as police officers mingled with residents during the first “Coffee With A Cop” gathering.


Purchase of digital sign at Central Montcalm Public Schools put on hold

More than three years ago, the Central Montcalm Board of Education voted to purchase a digitalized sign to be installed in front of the high school, however, the issue is still unsettled due to current financial constraints.

From left, Kelly Cox, sergeant at arms for the Women’s Auxiliary, Ernie Cox, vice commander of Belding American Legion Post 203, Woodview Elementary Principal Bruce Cook, Woodview and Ellis elementary schools Assistant Principal Dwight Quinn, Belding Middle School Principal Joel Olson and Belding High School Principal Brett Zuver, stand together after receiving 75 American flags from the legion.

American Legion Post 203 presents 75 flags to Belding school board

The Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting Monday began with a moment of silence. Board President Tom Humphreys stood from his chair and asked that everyone stand for a moment in memory of Devon Morrison, 10, a Woodview Elementary School student who was discovered dead in the Flat River earlier that same day.

2012 Greenville Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Leo Marshall, left, and Paul Jorgensen stand in front of the Hall of Fame wall. The wall was donated by John and Linda Stafford and features plaques of each honoree.

Four elected into Greenville Athletic HOF

Tonight at Legacy Field in Greenville, four individuals will be inducted into the Greenville Athletic Hall of Fame. The second class features coaches Dave Hannah, Kent Ingles and Larry Taylor and doctor Robert E. Rice.