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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 26

Belding 2-0: The Redskins continued its fine start to the season with a pair of O-K Blue wins at Comstock Park on Tuesday. Belding won game one 5-1. Aaden Quinn earned the win. He pitched seven innings, struck out six and allowed four hits. Dylan McMaster had two hits, while Mitch Shepard and Logan Campbell had RBIs…

United Way Montcalm-Ionia Executive Director  Roger Thelen asks Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, to deliver their opinions Monday on the issue of third grade reading proficiency being discussed through pending legislation in Lansing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Emmons, Outman weigh in on education legislation

As Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, toured a state prison Monday morning, she received a firsthand encounter on how a lack of early education in life can lead to time behind bars. Observing a new vocational program at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Emmons watched as prisoners took classes and received hands-on training in programs ranging from auto mechanics to computer-aided design.

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Funeral Notices for April 27, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Chip’s Clips: Where the Red Wings go from here

After another playoff disappointment, the Detroit Red Wings have some work to do to get back to being a contender for the Stanley Cup. Sure, the Wings have made the playoffs for 25 years. But in the past few years, it’s been a struggle to get there. In order to make it 26 straight and do some damage, the Wings will have to make a lot of changes.

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Montcalm County undersheriff continues role as interim jail admin

The Montcalm County Jail will be short an administrator and a corrections officer for at least another month. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners reviewed a request Monday from Sheriff Bill Barnwell to fill the vacant jail administrator position, as well as a vacant corrections officer position.

Belding’s Dylan McMaster trots across home plate to score a run for the Redskins against Lakeview this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding off to a good start on the diamond

With nine wins in its first 12 games, the Belding Redskins are off to a good start this baseball season. Belding coach Michael Ostrander said pitching has been the key to its early season success. He also noted the schedule will toughen up quickly.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 25

Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats dominated in a CSAA win at home Monday. Brookelyn Reed scored twice, while Savannah Sharp, Jordan Hart, Amanda Larson and Kenadee Cordray each scored once. Danielle Carpenter made one save.

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ED GILBERT: The rod and the gun

It seems I’ve had the same quandary at this time over many a year. That is to take the trout opener seriously and concentrate on that, or get that shotgun out and get with the turkey hunting season. I find it difficult to think of myself heading to a trout stream with a fly rod in one hand and my 12-gauge magnum in the other. I’ve never done that, and never really intend to do so.

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Lyons man airlifted to hospital after suspected drunken driving crash

A Lyons man was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon after a suspected drunken driving accident.

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Indiana man rolls car, arrested for drunk driving near Howard City

An Indiana man was arrested after allegedly driving drunk and rolling his car near Howard City on Friday night.
Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies and Montcalm County Emergency Services were dispatched to the accident around 10:07 p.m. in the 1100 block of N. Henkel Road in Reynolds Township.