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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 2

Belding 44, Lakewood 33: The Redskins opened their season with a road win on Tuesday night against the Vikings. Belding trailed 21-12 at halftime, but came back for the win…

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CC-Crystal spoils Putnam’s CM debut

Rob Putnam’s debut as the new Central Montcalm girls basketball coach didn’t go the way he would have liked. The Green Hornets were beat by the Carson City-Crystal Eagles 57-15 in the season opener for both teams.

Niagara coach Rob McCoy discusses a play with two umpires during a game. - Courtesy photo

THE REVIEW: Coaching beyond the field

Try asking a collegiate coach to display a hard copy of his job description and you are bound to be greeted with a healthy chuckle. Remove the designated photo ops of media day and you will come to discover that a coach’s role is far from simply being the figurehead of a collegiate franchise. Any of them will be the first to tell you that their responsibility goes much deeper than simply shouting instruction against the play clock.

Central Montcalm’s Mason Barnwell, right, brings the ball up the court during a home game against Newaygo last season. - File photos

Central Montcalm boys ready for basketball season

The expectations continue to rise for the Central Montcalm boys basketball team. Following last year’s 9-12 record, with all five starters returning (six seniors overall) this year, the Hornets expect to see improvement.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 3, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

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JUST IN: Sheridan man’s hand damaged after getting caught in corn-picker

A Sheridan man sustained serious damage to his right hand after it got caught in a corn picker Tuesday afternoon.

Shirley Edwards said her grandson, Chad Edwards, 34, was harvesting corn on the family’s 80 acres at 6305 S. Holland Road when his hand got caught in the machine.

Trevor Wright points to a veteran he knows on a framed collage of local military personnel at the Montcalm County Commission on Aging in Stanton, where Wright works as chef and site host. Wright, who lives in Sheridan, is also an active duty senior food operation sergeant with the Michigan National Guard 1073rd Support Maintenance Company based in Greenville. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Local officials want to create Montcalm County Department of Military and Veteran Services

Montcalm County is one of the heaviest populated locations for veterans in Michigan, but also one of the lowest funded counties for veterans resources and medical care. Armed with that knowledge, along with the fact that suicide is the number one cause of death for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, local officials are creating a plan to make sure no solider gets left behind.

Motorists drive over Greenville West Drive bridge. The bridge is in need of repair and will undergo construction in the spring. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville West Drive bridge needs repair; construction set for spring

Come spring, Greenville West Drive bridge will be under construction. During the past year, HH Engineering, inspected the Greenville West Drive bridge, also known as Hillcrest Bridge, for the city of Greenville. The company determined the bridge is going to need some repairs on the expansion joints and some foundation work around the submerged parts of the support pillars.

This passenger car was involved in a fatal accident on Thanksgiving Eve at Almy and Federal roads just north of Howard City. — File photo

UPDATE: Victim of fatal Howard City car accident ID’d

A woman who was killed in a Thanksgiving Eve accident just north of Howard City has been identified.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Almy and Federal roads at 5:49 p.m.

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THE REVIEW: A voice for a generation

Legendary coach John Wooden once said, “Nothing will work unless you do.” To University of Michigan head softball coach Carol Hutchins, this has been a way of life since day one.