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Jim LaCroix, executive manager of Wright Plastics in Sheridan, gives students from Montcalm County Career Center a tour of the plant Friday.— Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Students tour Wright Plastics in Sheridan, learn about manufacturing

Wright Plastics in Sheridan opened its doors Friday for a group of students from Montcalm Area Career Center.

The students were from welding and computer-aided design classes. Thanks to the tour, they were able to see different machines and processes the business uses and learn how what their basic skills and knowledge could turn into a career.

Tri County’s Ludek Cizinsky, right, goes forward with the ball as Lakeview’s Nick Ruvalcaba chases during the first half of the teams’ game Monday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Vikings make comeback for 6th win of the soccer season

Make it a season sweep for the Tri County boys soccer team over Lakeview.

The Vikings came from a 3-2 deficit to beat the Wildcats 4-3 Monday.

James Stockton

Daily News columnist dies

A former Daily News columnist known for his witty and far-reaching musings has gone to the clouds.

James Stockon died Friday at Spectrum Health Blodgett Campus in East Grand Rapids. He was 81 years old.

A Sunday night structure fire at 122 W. May St. in Belding left a family of six displaced after firefighters worked through the night to extinguish the flames. Two dogs and four cats are presumed to have perished. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding house a total loss; 6 pets perish in blaze

A Sunday night fire has left a Belding family displaced from their home for the second time in their lives.

Matt and Heather Jackson were staying at a hotel together with four of their five children due to a prior problem with plumbing at the house. The Jacksons got a call from a neighbor close to midnight Sunday to tell them the house was on fire.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 11, 2016

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IN BRIEF: Greenville board approves textbook purchase

During a regular board of education meeting Monday evening, the board approved the purchase of 60 copies of a new seventh grade social studies book that focuses on ancient civilizations.


IN BRIEF: Lakeview Board of Education has busy night

At the Lakeview Community School Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board took action on several items.

Teaching his students Friday, Dr. Mark Taylor, the music and band teacher at Flat River Academy, has brought back the instruction of both subjects to the school for the first time in several years. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grattan Academy renamed again, now Flat River Academy

Nearly two months ago, the Grattan Academy Board of Directors made the decision to change the longstanding name of the school as part of a rebranding effort.

But shortly after the decision was made on Aug. 6 to establish Belding-Greenville Preparatory Charter Academy as the school’s new name, a number of students voiced their displeasure with the decision.

Greenville’s Calvin Syrjala reaches for a touchdown while being tackled by a Grand Rapids Northview player Friday night. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Greenville one step closer to playoffs with win over Northview

Greenville’s football team took advantage of a weak opponent at the perfect time.

The Yellow Jackets sent a homecoming crowd home happy Friday night, beating Grand Rapids Northview 31-13 to come within one win of making the playoffs for the first time in six years.

In the process, they kept the Wildcats (0-7, 0-4) winless in 2016.

As the sun sets over Carson City-Crystal’s Community Field, the Vestaburg Wolverines punch in the first touchdown in the annual Salute Our Soldiers football game Friday. Vestaburg, now 5-2, beat the Eagles 40-14 to earn the Salute Our Soldiers trophy for the first time. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Vestaburg defeats CC-C in Salute Our Soldiers football game

For the Vestaburg Wolverines, there were a few firsts in its 40-14 victory against the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

The Friday night win gave the Wolverines (5-2 overall, 3-2 Mid-State Activities Conference) its first victory against the Eagles since CC-C (4-3, 4-2 MSAC) joined the MSAC four years ago.