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Funeral Notices for Oct. 6, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Belding’s Neil McCully breaks free for a run during Friday’s homecoming game against Hopkins at Rudness Field. McCully finished the night with 56 yards on the ground.

Hopkins victory spoils Belding’s homecoming (Photo Gallery)

For three quarters Belding’s football team was playing well against an undefeated Hopkins Viking team. But the fourth quarter was the undoing of the Redskins in a 42-11 loss Friday night at Rudness Field during homecoming.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 5

Montabella 39, Ashley 8: The Mustangs picked up their first MSAC victory of the season over the Bears on Friday night. Zach Taubitz rushed for 133 yards, Logan Burns 83 and Derek Martin 39…

Claudia Nielsen of Turk Lake has multiple pieces in the MCC Create! located in the North Building on the main campus. Nielsen has won many awards including the Art at the Green Jodi Dewey Award during the Danish Festival. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Inaugural MCC Create! going on through Oct. 22

MCC Create! has kicked off for its first event at Montcalm Community College. “MCC Create! is a campus-wide art competition, inspired by ArtPrize in Grand Rapids,” said Gary Hauck, dean of instruction and faculty at MCC. “All students, instructors, staff members and alumni were invited to enter works of art — both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.”

Marcia Warren

Howard City couple sentenced for fraud

A Howard City husband and wife were sentenced to six months in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Nikolaus Warren, 21, and Marcia Warren, 20, were originally charged with 10 felony counts each involving the theft and use of a financial transaction device.


SHORT TAKES: Fun, fall and football

This week, a number of area businesses got a chance to shine during the Greenville Expo at Greenville High School. All different industries were represented including area restaurants, plumbing and heating, healthcare and banks. You could even test a mattress if you were in the market for one.

A near-capacity crowd turned out at the Sheridan VFW Post to listen to several candidates and representatives from special interest groups on Thursday evening. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Candidates play to a packed house at Sheridan VFW

Eight candidates and a handful of representatives from special interest groups spoke to a packed house of potential voters Thursday evening at VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. Each speaker presented a five-minute message, after which members of the audience presented questions to the speakers. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell got the evening started by commenting on an upcoming Nov. 6 law enforcement millage proposal that, if approved by voters, would provide funds to keep deputies on the roads 24/7 for the next two years.


SPORTS GALORE: Cabrera or Trout?

For the second consecutive year there is a healthy debate regarding the American League MVP race. For the second consecutive season the debate involves a Detroit Tiger. Last year, we debated whether a pitcher (Justin Verlander) was worthy of winning the honor, despite pitching every fifth game. In the end, voters realized just how valuable verlander was and voted him MVP.

Central Montcalm’s Keagan James hands the ball off to a running back during a game this season. The Hornets travel to face Lakeview on Saturday.

Lakeview hosts Hornets in weekend homecoming

The Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Green Hornets have a long history on the football field. The two schools will renew that rivalry with a matinee game at Kos Field in Lakeview on Saturday. It will be homecoming for the Wildcats as they try to snap a five-game losing streak to the Hornets.


Grattan Academy responds to state education findings

A focused-monitoring activity performed on Grattan Academy by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) yielded findings, which the district responded to with an action plan. Grattan Academy is a charter school with facilities in Grattan and Greenville. According to Maureen Schafer, senior executive management assistant for the office of public and government affairs for the MDE, the investigation did not take place at Grattan Academy, however, a certain type of “risk” caused the MDE to visit the district for the focused-monitoring activity.