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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.

Firefighters have been called to battle an unusually high number of structure fires recently, including in Fenwick. (File photos)

Local firefighters having busy season battling blazing buildings

Winter is cold, but fire is hot. A combination of freezing temperatures, electrical problems and human error have been the cause of multiple house fires throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas this year.

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Funeral notices for Saturday, March 7, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, March 7, 2015

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, March 2

Tri County 52, Newaygo 38: The Vikings advanced in the Class B district at Newaygo by beating the host Lions for a third time this season, using a 17-4 third quarter scoring run to overcome a three-point deficit at halftime…

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The Daily News is up for 8 AP awards

The Daily News is a finalist for eight Associated Press Media Editors (APME) newspaper awards for content produced in 2014.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

A 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by a 51-year-old Coral man, failed to stop for the stop sign and drove through an intersection, colliding with some trees across the road. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Truck crashes, burns in Winfield Township

A Coral man lost control of his vehicle and almost lost his life on Thursday night. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle personal injury crash at 9:38 p.m. at the intersection of West Church Road and North Masters Road in Winfield Township.

Firefighters work through frigid temperatures Tuesday morning in an effort to extinguish a house fire at 1701 W. Boyer Road in Fairplain Township.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fenwick house destroyed in fire

A Fenwick couple is scrambling to put their life back together after watching their residence and possessions inside go up in flames Tuesday morning.

Lorri Sobie was at her home at 1701 W. Boyer Road near Sheridan when she smelled “something electrical” burning in her home at approximately 7 a.m. She called 911 and her husband, Roman, who rushed home from Greenville.