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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 15

CC-Crystal 47, Montabella 31: The 10th-ranked Eagles outscored the Mustangs 17-1 in the second quarter and that was the difference in an MSAC game Friday night. Madi Weese had 13 points and Jenna Schneider had nine on three 3-pointers for CC-Crystal…

Brown bags of ready-to-eat meals were delivered to Walnut Hills Elementary School in Greenville on Friday. The take-home meals are provided by a program called IM KIDS 3rd Meal program, which provides a meal to local children in need of getting a third meal each day of the week. The program is supported by both Montcalm and Ionia's intermediate school districts and involves as many as 450 students in both counties. Pictured are meal bags that were delivered to the classroom of teacher Molly Tarkowski's first grade class. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

IM KIDS program helps up to 450 children in need of meals each week

Thanks to a friendly competition between two intermediate school districts last month, more local children will be enjoying a third meal each day. Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the Montcalm Intermediate School District (MAISD), Superintendent Ron Simon announced that the MAISD edged Ionia’s ISD in a food fundraiser, collecting 195 food bags to Ionia’s 170 between the span of Dec. 1 and Dec. 18. The bags of food were donated to the IM KIDS 3rd Meal program, which both ISDs partner in supporting.

Bill Braman

JUST IN: Greenville philanthropist Bill Braman dies at age 91

A Greenville man is being remembered for his fierce community devotion and spirit of philanthropy.

Willard “Bill” Braman died today at Spectrum Health United Hospital. He was 91 years old.


S.H.E.: Time to deal with the aftermath of holiday binging

In the fall, I hit a weight loss plateau — most likely due to lack of significant physical activity, increased alcohol intake and discontinuation of food weighing. My goal was to reach 130 pounds, but I was stuck at approximately 156 pounds. I wasn’t happy about it, but at least I wasn’t still stuck at my maximum weight of 179.6 pounds.

Coconut oil is one of the best makeup removers to use, as it removes the toughest makeup (including waterproof makeup) without using any harsh chemicals that will cause dryness on the face or any other skin issues. (Courtesy photo)

S.H.E.: A forgotten, hidden secret — coconut oil

One of the forgotten secrets in the world that can be used for many different things — coconut oil. It is great for cooking, beauty, heath and more. Let me share with you how coconut oil can be used and integrated in your everyday lifestyle.


S.H.E.: Losing weight while breastfeeding

[images] Women who are breastfeeding and wanting to lose pregnancy weight can do so safely and effectively by being conscientious of diet and starting or resuming an exercise routine.


S.H.E.: Applying principles of a vegan lifestyle

Being a vegan has never been more prevalent than in today’s society. While a big part of the movement is about animal rights and minimizing the environmental impact of sustaining an ever hungry society, some make the lifestyle change to become healthier.

Horseshoe Lake is a 97-acre lake located off Cedar Point Drive in southwest Belvidere Township. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Fuel oil spills into Belvidere Township’s Horseshoe Lake

Up to 200 gallons of fuel oil recently spilled into Horseshoe Lake on the southwest side of Belvidere Township. According to David Wierzbicki, incident management specialist with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation and Redevelopment Division in Grand Rapids, the spill was reported by a resident on Jan. 4. Anywhere from 150 to 200 gallons of fuel oil leaked out of an oil tank in the yard of a cottage on Cedar Point Drive on Horseshoe Lake, which is a 97-acre body of water.

Crystal Township Treasurer Ted Padgett, left, Supervisor Chris Johnston, center, and Clerk Bob Naumann listen to residents interested in the amount of usage the Crystal Community Center has been getting in recent months. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Crystal residents query community center usage

Township residents are curious as to just how much use the Crystal Community Center is getting these days, as well as how much revenue it’s bringing in. Understandable, considering the township board has previously discussed the possibility of a bond to help pay for improvements and repairs there. That bond issue could appear on the ballot as soon as August.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 16, 2016

Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016