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Carson City-Crystal's Kaleb Barrett, white jersey, gets between two Fulton players to put up a shot during the teams' “Battle On M-57” Friday night.

CC-Crystal falters to Fulton in ‘Battle On M-57′

A few bad plays cost Carson City-Crystal Friday night. The Eagles had enough turnovers to lose to the Fulton Pirates 55-47 in the second annual “Battle On M-57” between the teams. “It was tough because it was a rivalry game, but I think we’ll learn from it and become better for it so it was [...]

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New year, new life: Greenville residents transform their lifestyles via weight loss

GREENVILLE — With the bright lights of an auditorium shining from above, and an audience full of friends, peers and strangers seated before him, Mike Walsh had placed himself in the spotlight. Performing at Greenville High School’s annual R3 concert, the Baldwin Heights Elementary School principal is no stranger to standing before hundreds of people. [...]

Former Lakeview wrestling coach Pat Boyd holds up newspaper clippings from the 1981 state finals in which his team finished 14-0 on the year and were state runners-up in Class B that year.

Pat Boyd, Lakeview wrestling founder, to be honored at Wildcats’ Jan. 4 meet

Four guys. That’s all Pat Boyd had to start a wrestling program in Lakeview. Boyd, a Saginaw native, excelled in football. He was a two-time all-state quarterback at Saginaw Saint Peter and Paul and he’s regarded as one of Central Michigan University’s greatest quarterbacks. But if you ask Boyd, he will tell you, it’s wrestling that is “in his blood.”

Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Robert Clingenpeel, Commissioner Patrick Q. Carr, Clerk Kristen Millard and commissioners Betty Kellenberger, Tom Lindeman and Dale Reyburn listen to budgetary concerns during a meeting earlier this year. The county made $1.7 million in budget cuts and hired three legal and accounting firms to investigate what went wrong with the county’s financial situation. — File photo

2016 Daily News Top Local Stories of the Year

This year, Montcalm County lost a controller-administrator and hired a new leader, made $1.7 million in budget cuts equating to a loss of 30 jobs, fired its auditing firm and contracted with three new firms to investigate what went wrong with the county budget over the past decade.

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Felony fraud warrant issued for Greenville police chief

A warrant was issued this week for the director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety on charges of felony healthcare fraud.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 30, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

Edmore Downtown Development Authority President Jack Miller looks at the some of the original floor work in the old General Bag Corp. factory during a tour with 70th District State Rep.-elect Jim Lower, left, and outgoing Rep. Rick Outman, right. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Construction progress being made on old Edmore bag factory

Edmore Downtown Development Authority President Jack Miller wanted to show local officials the progress that has been made at the old General Bag Corp. factory building.

Incoming 70th District State Rep.-elect (and former Edmore village manager) Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, and outgoing Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, recently toured the facility with Miller.

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Greenville man facing life in prison after Belding woman fatally overdoses

A Greenville man is facing life in prison after allegedly supplying heroin and methamphetamine to a Belding woman, who fatally overdosed on the combination of drugs.

Greenville’s Elijah TerHaar, front, tries to escape the grasp of Coopersville’s Rylie Maysie during their 215-pound match at Wednesday’s Central Montcalm Invitational. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Jackets take 3rd, Hornets 7th at Central Montcalm Invitational

Central Montcalm’s wrestling team finally has its first two wins of the season. The Green Hornets beat Newaygo twice at Central Montcalm’s Bruce Train Wrestling Tournament Wednesday night, with the second win coming in the match to determine who would take seventh place.

From left, Stanton City Clerk/Treasurer Janet Davis, Mayor Larry Petersen and acting City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert along with city commissioners discussed several items during Tuesday’s meeting, including the upcoming retirement of Davis. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton’s longtime clerk/treasurer to retire

All the chairs at the table were filled during Tuesday night’s Stanton City Commission meeting with Elizabeth Pynaert working as acting city manager.

In the new year though, there will once again be an open seat.