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Amy Tasker, left, and Haley Dawe, right, directing practice Monday, took over the Central Montcalm varsity volleyball program after former coach Jim Johnson unexpectedly resigned just before the school year began. The two women, both teachers at the school, have helped the team establish a 21-5-5 record so far. Picturd in the middle is Green Hornets junior varsity volleyball coach Amy Kolbe. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Central Montcalm volleyball’s new coaches help team excel this season

It is said a team learns more about itself after a loss than a win. But when a team loses its coach suddenly, it is a lesson no one is prepared for.

When Jim Johnson abruptly stepped down as Central Montcalm volleyball coach at the beginning of the school year because, what the school administration said, was for “personal reasons,” it was a shock to the players.

From left, Montcalm Township Trustee Stephen Hole, Treasurer Rose Hyde and Supervisor Michael Adams discussed the next steps in providing recycling services for the township at Wednesday night’s board meeting. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Montcalm Township moves forward with recycling options

The Montcalm Township Board has decided to obtain public input before moving forward with a special assessment for a single hauler for recycling pickup.

The special assessment would assess individual properties in Montcalm Township to come up with a price and plan for a single hauler to reach residents.

Greenville’s girls golf team will be heading to The Meadows at Grand Valley State University for the Division 2 state finals today. Pictured are, from left, Mackenzie Larsen, Rylee Welsh, Brooke Helms, Anna Wierda, Landon Kemp, Sydney Zayler and coach Nancy Johnson. (Courtesy photo)

Greenville girls golf playing in state finals

Greenville’s girls golf team has one final tournament ahead of them.

The Yellow Jackets will be heading to Grand Valley State University’s own golf course, The Meadows, for the two-day, two-round Division 2 state finals starting this morning and continuing through Saturday.

Brandon Sellers, 22, of Greenville, is contending for his first arm wrestling title at Muskegon’s VFW Post 446 on Saturday. He is facing Sand Lake’s Matt Bourdon for the 157-pound, left-hand arm wrestling title. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s Brandon Sellers to arm wrestle for title against champion Matt Bourdon

It’s the tale of two pullers. One is an experienced champion with a decorated resume in arm wrestling, while the other is an up-and-coming newcomer with rising potential.


Belding VFW to host BBQ competition Saturday

esidents of Belding should make sure to bring their appetites to VFW Post 4406 Saturday afternoon for an inaugural barbecue competition.

The idea was born from the nostalgic feeling event organizers had about the forgone days of the Belding Apple Festival, according to one of the organizers, Bonita Steele.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 14, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

The old Carnation property, on the corner of S. Sheridan (M-66) and E. Condensery, is in the final stages of being available for development. Sheridan Village Council members talked about what to do with the property during Tuesday night’s council meeting. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Sheridan officials preparing to put up former Carnation property for sale

The Sheridan Village Council is talking about next steps to take with the former Carnation property on M-66.

Kathy Jo VanderLaan from The Right Place and Robert Anderson from ASTI Environmental gave an update on the status of the property during Tuesday night’s Village Council meeting.

Interim Director of Public Relations for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Erik Rodriguez and Director for Native American Programs at Central Michigan University Colleen Green gave a presentation about Native American history during a special Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

‘It’s time for a change’: Belding’s mascot debate continues

When Carmin Barker first issued a call for some decision-making about Belding’s mascot more than six months ago, she thought there was one clear path in mind. She wanted her children to have an identity and she wanted the school board to bring back the Redskins.


IN BRIEF: MAISD board hears positives

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education heard a presentation from Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Ali Barnes during Thursday morning’s regular meeting.


Lakeview senior class hosts cancer fundraiser

The Lakeview Wildcats won’t just be taking on the Ludington Orioles during Friday night’s football game in Lakeview.