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Emily Smith of Greenville was recently crowned Miss Greater Kalamazoo, earning the right to compete in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant in Muskegon in June. — Courtesy photo

Greenville woman wins Miss Greater Kalamazoo pageant

When Miss Danish Festival 2012 Emily Smith competed in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant this summer, she considered the possibility of returning. That thought became a reality when Smith, now a freshman at Western Michigan University, won the Miss Greater Kalamazoo pageant earlier this month.

The White Pine Library’s new director, Jodi Stockton, comes to the job from Indiana and brings a wealth of experience in creating children’s programs. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton community invited to meet White Pine Library’s new director

The White Pine Library’s new director, Jodi Stockton, brings not only a wealth of library-specific experience to the job, but also a Renaissance woman’s appreciation for art, theater and music. Stockton was recently hired on to replace outgoing part-time director Katie E. Arwood, who left to take a full-time position at Montcalm Community College.

Assunda Kazmerski’s new restaurant in Stanton, Mamma Mia’s, features authentic Italian food.  “You won’t find any ranch dressing here,” Kazmerski said.

BUSINESS BEAT: Mamma Mia’s in Stanton is the ‘real deal’ in Italian dining

You may think you’ve had Italian, but if you were born and raised in Michigan, chances are you have not. That’s according to Assunda Kazmerski, who this past summer opened the doors to Mamma Mia’s restaurant.

Sally Marshall of Greenville, holding flower bouquet, was surprised last week by members of the Women’s Action Network committee when they arrived to announce that she has been selected as 2013 Woman of the Year. Pictured, from left, Linda Huckleberry, Marshall, Judy Deupree and Sandy French. — Courtesy photo

Sally Marshall to be honored as 2013 Woman of the Year

When Sally Marshall saw three members of the Women’s Action Network (WAN) walking through the halls of her office with balloons and a bouquet, she knew something was up. Marshall knew they were about to hand someone the annual Woman of the Year award and she figured it would be one of her many deserving coworkers at the Greenville Area Community Foundation.

Carson City-Crystal quarterback Rhett Pringle runs past Evart’s Derek Brown during Friday’s Division 7 first round playoff game at home.

CC-Crystal advances with 21-6 win over Evart

A year ago, the Evart Wildcats ended the season of the Carson City-Crystal Eagles in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. On Friday night, the Eagles returned the favor with a defensive led 21-6 win at home over the Wildcats. The win improved the Eagles to a perfect 10-0 this season.


2-point conversion lifts Belding to win

Belding’s football team advanced in the Division 4 playoffs thanks to a bold play call late in the game.
Belding defeated the Spring Lake Lakers 21-20 Friday when it converted a 2-point play after scoring a touchdown on its last offensive drive of the game.


Lakeview’s season ends with 21-13 loss

The Lakeview Wildcats had its season come to an end on Friday night with a loss in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. Lakeview traveled more than 150 miles to take on Maple City Glen Lake (northwest of Traverse City) in a Division 6 pre-district game, but lost 21-13 to the Lakers.


Annual Greenville Expo set for Wednesday evening

Businesses old and new will be on hand Wednesday for this year’s Greenville Expo … more than 50 businesses to be more precise. “It’s a very wide variety,” said Lynelle Wilcox, Greenville Chamber of Commerce events coordinator.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 2, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013


Area elections set for Tuesday

The cities of Belding, Carson City, Greenville and Stanton will elect or re-elect officials for various positions on Tuesday. There won’t be any candidate names printed on Carson City’s ballot, but there are five write-in candidates vying for seats.