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Duflo named Class C All-State by BCAM

Four area girls basketball players earned All-State honors by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan on Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Mikayla Duflo was named Class C All-State, while Montabella junior Ashley Swarts earned Class C honorable mention.

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Woman ejected from and pinned by SUV

An Alma woman was ejected from her vehicle and then pinned to the ground by the vehicle during a rollover crash Saturday night in Winfield Township.

Rebecca Grant, left, and Robin Grant stand with their collection box at Premier Automotive in Belding for RAVE’s “1 Thing Thursday” program. — Courtesy photo

‘1 Thing Thursday’ project collects one item for RAVE

When women and children in Ionia and Montcalm counties fleeing domestic or sexual violence don’t have a safe place to go, they turn to Relief After Violent Encounter — Ionia/Montcalm, Inc. (RAVE), which operates the only shelter for these victims in the two-county area.

Now RAVE is turning to the community to help stock its pantry shelves.

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Funeral Notices for March 21, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, March 21, 2015.

An Amish buggy and a pickup truck were involved in an accident last Thursday morning on Fitzner Road in Montcalm Township. — File photo

Horse killed, Amish man hurt in buggy collision with pickup

An Amish man was injured and his horse killed when his buggy collided with a pickup truck this morning. Deputies with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a crash, which occurred on Fitzner Road in Montcalm Township between Spencer and Pakes roads at approximately 7:29 a.m.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, March 14, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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JUST IN: Belding car chase results in drunken driving arrest

A 32-year-old Belding man is behind bars after leading police on a car and foot chase.

According Chief Dale E. Nelson, around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, a Belding officer noticed an erratically driven car near the intersection of Bridge Street and M-44.

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Ledford leads Central Montcalm in district opener

Central Montcalm forward Lane Ledford is making up for lost time after returning from an injury that cost him more than half of his senior season. Ledford and the Hornets opened up high school basketball’s postseason in a big way Monday night with a 77-53 Class B district victory over Belding at Central Montcalm High School.

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Firefighters quickly put out duct fire at Quad Graphics

The Greenville Department of Public Safety started the work week off with a morning fire at Quad Graphics.

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Homeowners extinguish Montcalm Township fire

Flames coming from a Montcalm Township home’s wall on Saturday turned out to be a small, controllable fire. At 12:56 p.m., Montcalm Township Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to a house fire on S. Greenville Road. The homeowners called after observing flames coming from the outside wall of their home.