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IN BRIEF: Carson City-Crystal School Board re-votes, approves bus purchase again

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education voted Monday evening on the same resolution for the second time in two months.

Kris Purdy of the Stanton Community Police Department adjusts the helmet of Ezra VanKleeck, 5, during the bicycle safety event put on by the White Pine District Library Saturday morning. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

White Pine District Library hosts helmet giveaway

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 160 children came out in droves to the White Pine District Library in Stanton to take advantage of upgrading their bicycle gear Saturday afternoon.


IN BRIEF: County Commissioners recommend budget request for Heath and Human services

Montcalm County Commissioners voted Monday morning to recommend a funding request for the Ionia Montcalm District Department of Health and Human Services.


Funeral Notices for July 11, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 11, 2016


IN BRIEF: MAISD board elects officers

During a regular meeting Monday morning, the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District board of education approved the officer positions for the board during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Colors take to the air during last year’s 5K color run as part of the Hubbapalooza festival in Hubbardston. — Courtesy photo

Hubbardston readies for Hubbapalooza V, a festival of hope

Hubbapalooza V is slated for July 15-16 in Hubbardston. This year’s goal is to raise funds for Angels of Hope and the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.

As Gus Macker Basketball and the city of Belding establish a new partnership, workers with Gus Macker help set up Friday for this weekend’s tournament in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Gus Macker partners with Belding for recreational needs

Gus Macker has expanded recreational services in Belding from basketball tournaments to events on a city-wide level.

In a partnership with the city of Belding, Gus Macker — which is hosting its Greenville event this weekend — has agreed to serve as the hub for recreation coordination efforts, not only for city-sponsored events but also for private group events.


Off-duty firefighter’s truck struck at scene of accident

An alleged drunken driver struck a firefighter’s pickup truck early Thursday morning as emergency personnel were attending to a crash that had happened about an hour earlier.

At approximately 1:06 a.m., officials were dispatched to a two-car accident at the intersection of 14 Mile (M-57) and Wabasis roads.


Funeral Notices for July 9, 2016

Read funeral notices for Saturday, July 9, 2016.


JUST IN: 12-year-old boy dies after ORV accident

A 12-year-old boy died after the off-road vehicle he was driving hit a bump and rolled over.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies and Montcalm County Emergency Services responded to the accident at 12:41 p.m. today on private property on the 4000 block of East Boyer Road.