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Montabella’s Taylor Smith runs during the Hornet Invitational this season.

Montabella runners prep for state finals

For the first time in the history of Montabella cross country, the girl Mustangs have an extended season past regionals. The Mustang girls are in preparations for the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. They were one of three teams that qualified from the Carson City-Crystal regional.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School students and cancer survivors, from left, Bree Towne, Madison Homich and Blake Hulliberger display some of the prizes that will be available to children at DeVos Children’s Hospital. The items are given to children at the hospital after any type of “poke” they receive. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Cancer survivors lead Greenville elementary school’s donation drive

As young cancer survivors themselves, Baldwin Heights Elementary students Bree Town, Madison Homich and Blake Hulliberger know all too well the pains of pricks and pokes from doctors.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 31, 2013

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Carson City-Crystal’s Robert Failing runs for a touchdown during a game this season. The Eagles face Evart on Friday in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs.

No. 8 CC-Crystal preps for playoff game

Carson City-Crystal’s football team has been getting ready for their first game of the Division 7 playoffs all week. The Eagles will be facing an Evart team that defeated Montabella last week. So CC-Crystal coach Devin Pringle has a good idea about the Wildcats.

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MAKING THE GRADE: Education the Finnish way

A copy of “Michigan’s Top-To-Bottom Ranking,” published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy” arrived in my mail recently.

Many of the Haunted Barn’s scarier offerings are animatronic in nature; others feature live actors. Sometimes it’s hard to tell “which is witch.” — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Local business’ Haunted Barn offers scares for the Halloween season

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Then again, Roosevelt never spent an evening at Tim and Tammy Hollinshead’s Haunted Barn. At the barn, there’s plenty to fear.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 30, 2013

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Crews work to clear M-91 near Orchard View Veterinarian Clinic from a five-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon just north of Greenville. No injuries were reported, but two vehicles sustained heavy damage. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

5-vehicle accident backs up north Greenville traffic

Traffic on M-91 was backed up for nearly a half hour Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to clear a five-vehicle accident near Greenville.

Bill Hardin gestures with a copy of The Daily News to a large audience at Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting while conveying his opinion that a proposed secondhand dealer ordinance is “ridiculous.” — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Proposed secondhand dealer ordinance blasted by business owners

Have you heard the story about the wealthy secondhand dealer? His business was doing so well that he willingly decided to use his extra money to purchase electronic equipment and begin putting detailed information about his customers and inventory online so local police officers could return stolen items to their rightful owners.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 29, 2013

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