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Daily News will be on the street earlier, delivered to your mailbox

Whether you are a subscriber or picking a copy of today’s paper up at the gas station, you’ll notice something different about The Daily News today.

Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer

CHIEF’S CHAT: Facebook a valuable tool for police departments

A few years ago, the Village of Edmore Police Department created a Facebook page to help promote a seminar we were hosting at Montabella High School. We quickly found that this page served as an excellent tool in getting information to the masses quickly and efficiently.

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OUR VIEW: Moolenaar for 4th District, no worthy candidates for 3rd

The seats for Michigan’s 3rd and 4th districts are both being contested in Tuesday’s general election.

The 3rd District covers portions of Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties. The 4th District encompasses 15 counties in the central and northwest section of Michigan, including Montcalm County.

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OUR VIEW: Hemingsen for 64B District Court judge

Our endorsement for Montcalm County’s 64B District Court judge comes down to experience.

Judge Donald Hemingsen of Sheridan is running for re-election. He is being challenged for the bench by Greenville attorney Kathleen Dunne.

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OUR VIEW: Kellenberger for county commish, Linton for road commish

Read our endorsements for the Montcalm County Board of Comissioners and the Road Commission for Montcalm County.

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OUR VIEW: Emmons for Senate; Outman, Mason for reps

The 33rd District state Senate seat and the 70th and 86th District state House seats are all being contested in the upcoming general election.

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OUR VIEW: Edmore needs new leaders

The Edmore Village Council election is the most contested race of any in Montcalm County, and one of the most important.

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OUR VIEW: Leadership toss-up in Eureka Township, Howard City

Voters in Eureka Township and Howard City will be asked in the general election to elect someone to lead their municipality.

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OUR VIEW: Say yes to MCC renewal, Ionia 911 surcharge

Montcalm County voters will be asked to approve a millage renewal proposal in the upcoming general election, while Ionia County voters will be asked to approve a 911 surcharge increase. We encourage voters to say yes to both worthy proposals.

Making the Grade | Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: Is it time to re-think the Common Core?

Recently, I shared in this column some of the results of the Phi Delta Kappan/ Gallup Poll on the attitude of the public toward the Public Schools. Since that column was published, I have received the September issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine which includes more detailed discussion about what we can learn from the poll.