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Lakeview school board seeks to ask voters for millage

The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education is moving forward with a decision to present a millage proposal to voters next year.

Montcalm County's website,, now has a new "Citizen's Guide & Dashboard" feature, as part of Gov. Rick Snyder's accountability and transparency requirements. Financial details dating back to 2005 are now available for the public to view.

Montcalm County adds more financial details to website

Montcalm County’s website just got more accountable and transparent.
Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer recently updated the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners about changes to, including a new Citizen’s Guide & Dashboard feature.


Police Reports for Oct. 9, 2012

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 9, 2012

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SHORT TAKES: A show for a generation

In a show that was undoubtedly worthy of showing to all Americans who may not yet fully understand why we are the world’s leading nation, and just who and what it was that got us there, Belding’s marching band and the folks who put on the tribute to America’s Greatest Generation provided some answers last week.

Jack Corner, left, and Marian Griffith, right, chat and entertain the students in the preschool program at First Congressional Church in Greenville during the end of the student’s snack break. Director Candy Outman said the program is very reliant on volunteers to keep it going. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Volunteers enhance learning environment in Greenville area schools

Volunteers have become a vital part of many communities around the world, including right here at home. Most local organizations rely deeply on volunteers to help their program, especially school-related programs.

Many are confused about specific elements of the Montabella Community School’s new grading policy. A crowd of nearly 50 people viewed a PowerPoint presentation and addressed concerns to school administration. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Montabella hosts meetings to discuss new grading policy

Nearly 50 concerned parents of Montabella Community Schools students attended a public forum at the school Thursday to address concerns about the district’s newly implemented schoolwide standards-based grading policy. “I’m actually pleased to know parents have questions about the policy,” said Superintendent Shelly Millis in her opening statement. “That means they’re concerned about their kids and what’s going on at school.”


PUBLISHER’S NOTE: National Newspaper Week a good time to focus on what we do best

Have you heard the rumor that newspapers are dead? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not true. Especially here at The Daily News.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 8, 2012

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Belding student’s condition upgraded to fair

Belding High School student Austin Gilman, 16, who was injured in an accident Thursday afternoon, is now in fair condition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.