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At left, Katy McDonough, left, pushes her daughter Mary McDonough, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair as she plays the alto saxophone during the Greenville High School marching band’s performance of its “Wicked” themed show Oct. 16. At right,

Greenville student, mother, team up to defy physical limitations

Greenville High School sophomore Mary McDonough has long possessed a love and passion for music that, quite literally, has helped to transcend her physical limitations.

The Belding Redskins defense lines up against Comstock Park during the regular season. The Redskins travel to Spring Lake for the first round of the MHSAA playoffs and could face O-K Blue rival Comstock Park in the second round.

Three area teams qualify for football playoffs

The 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs begin on Friday night. On Sunday, the 256-team field was announced live on Fox Sports Detroit. This year, three area teams qualified for the postseason and will continue their seasons.


Montabella girls off to state XC finals

Montabella’s girls cross country team will be heading to Michigan International Speedway. The Mustangs finished third in their Division 4 regional at Carson City to qualify for the Division 4 state finals, which is next Saturday.


Funeral Notices — Monday, October 28, 2013

Funeral notices for Monday, October 28, 2013


Belding man dies in Hastings crash

A 54-year-old Belding man was killed Friday night near Hastings when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.

Belding’s Nick Price dives into the endzone to complete a 26-yard touchdown run in the first quarter on Friday night at Rudness Field. Price finished with 115 yards rushing.

Belding earns first playoff berth since 2007

The final score was probably a little too close for comfort for the Belding Redskins, but in the end, it didn’t matter as the Redskins qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Redskins started the scoring and finished the game with a defensive stand with the Wyoming Wolves needing a two-point conversion for a victory. When the ball fluttered out of the hands of Wyoming’s Jalen Arizola-Betts and landed alone at the one-yard line, the Redskins could finally celebrate a 26-25 victory at Rudness Field on Friday night.


CC-Crystal completes perfect 9-0 season

For the first time in school history, Carson City-Crystal’s football team went undefeated in the regular season. The Eagles finished off their perfect season with a 21-6 win over the Potterville Vikings in Potterville Friday night.

Curtis Wildfong

The Daily News welcomes new Greenville reporter

We’d like to welcome a new reporter to the newsroom. Curtis Wildfong has been the Greenville beat reporter for one week. He comes to us from The Argus-Press in Owosso, where he has worked for the past two years.

Sherlock, the bed bug-detecting dog at SureShot Pest Control in Greenville, runs back to his handler with his favorite ball in his mouth. The ball is Sherlock’s reward for locating bed bugs.

ALL ABOUT PETS: Greenville man’s dog is company’s newest asset

In many ways, Alec Dakin’s Black Labrador, Sherlock, is like any other canine.
He has a lot of energy, loves to play fetch, jumps on visitors to his home and goes bonkers for his favorite squeaky toy.
But while some 16-month-old dogs earn a treat or a romp outside with their owners for performing tricks such as: “Fido, sit!” or “roll over!” Sherlock is rewarded with his favorite toy for a whole different type of trick — sniffing out parasitic insects that hide in tiny cracks and crevices of homes, restaurants, hotels and other public establishments.

Daily News/Cory Smith

LC Power, which owns Renaissance Power in Carson City, has proposed increasing the plant’s energy capacity by double, a possible multi-million dollar expansion that could bring jobs and economic growth to the area.

Carson City power plant being considered for future expansion

What could a possible expansion at Renaissance Power mean for the residents of Carson City?
How about 18 permanent full-time jobs, nearly 400 construction jobs and an increase in the city’s tax revenue by double?