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Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cusack gets ready to make a tag at second base during a game this year. Cusack was MSAC honorable mention.

CC-Crystal baseball improves throughout season

It was a season of continued improvement for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles baseball team in 2013. Longtime area coach and athletic director Wes Cummings returned to the bench to lead the Eagles in 2013. Cummings last coached baseball for Davenport University (2009-2011) and also coached baseball at Belding and Cedar Springs in the past.

Greenville’s Taylor Baker takes the baton from teammate Ally Berry during a meet this season at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

Greenville girls track had many standouts

Greenville girls track coach Sharon Gianacakos learned something about her team in the first year the Yellow Jackets were in the O-K Bronze Conference. “I look at the size we have with the girls and what we can accomplish with larger teams,” Gianacakos said. “We match well with the larger teams.”


Eureka discloses ‘closed meeting’ minutes

After holding a “closed meeting” for a “personal situation” — a reason not allowed under the Open Meetings Act — the Eureka Township Board has disclosed what was discussed after The Daily News requested the information via the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). On June 10, the Eureka Township Board entered into “closed session” after Trustee Jeremy Austin asked to do so.

Belding Area Schools Superintendent Sara Shriver, left, and School Board President Tom Humphreys smile after hearing from a member of the audience at Monday evening’s board of education. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding schools superintendent gets new 3-year deal

When Sara Shriver was selected as interim superintendent of Belding Area Schools one year ago, she stated, “I never want to stop learning and if I can help and be part of a solution here, then I want to do it.” When she was promoted to superintendent last December, she described her situation as, “a very welcome opportunity that I didn’t see coming.”


OUR VIEW: Story on Greenville was off the mark

The Center for Michigan’s Bridge Report published an article last week referring to the plight of unemployed people from the closing of Greenville’s Electrolux plant. We acknowledge the plight of the people interviewed, but the publication missed by a mile the actual vitality of this area.

Fulton High School graduate and soon-to-be Montcalm County Community College student Jack Browne sketched these designs for the new Montcalm County Drain Commission logo. — Courtesy photo

Student designs logo for Montcalm County Drain Commission

When Art Ward heard that staff at the Montcalm County Drain Commission Office in Stanton were shopping around for someone to design the department’s new logo, he knew exactly where to turn.


Funeral Notices for June 18, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Montabella’s Marisol Bucao clears a hurdle during the Mid-State Activities Conference championships May 22.

Montabella track teams were young

The overwhelming theme of the 2013 Montabella track season was the youth of the two teams. “Both teams were really young. We had hardly any seniors,” said coach Dan Gibson.

Lakeview’s Bramyn Payne gets ready to hit on the second hole at the Lakeview Invitational May 1.

Coach says Lakeview golfers ‘exceeded expectations’

Things went very well for Lakeview’s boys golf team this season. So well that coach Brian Corwin said he “didn’t know how much better the season could have been.”

From left, Gerri Patin-VanOcker, Pat Patin and RoseAnn Patin, of the Patin Trio, sing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Saturday during the Montcalm County Republicans Lincoln Day event.

Camp, Calley, highlight annual Republican Lincoln Day event

As U.S. Navy veteran Rosemary Posekany carried the American Flag, joined by U.S. Army veteran John Johansen, who carried the state flag of Michigan, during the presentation of colors for the annual Montcalm County Republicans Lincoln Day event, a crowd of spectators stood with many saluting or placing their right hand over their heart.