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Scammers using Sheriff’s Office phone number as front

On Thursday, deputies with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a phone scam in which the caller imitates and claims to be a representative of the Sheriff’s Office calling to collect money to avoid being arrested for a warrant.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tabor Erskin gets ready to pitch during a game against Montabella.

CC-C searching for baseball coach

Trying to balance work and play is always difficult. Trying to balance work and more work is even tougher. For Wes Cummings, balancing his job as a realtor and his passion as a baseball coach was too much. Because of that, Cummings recently resigned after two seasons as head coach for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.

This two-story house and property at 918 Richardston St. in Lakeview will be up for auction Monday at a minimum bid of $5,000. — Courtesy photo

Ionia and Montcalm county land auction set for Monday

Properties will be sold for just a fraction of their value at the annual Ionia and Montcalm county minimum bid land auction Monday.

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MAKING THE GRADE: It is decision time for Prop 1

The Aug. 5 primary election date is rapidly approaching. I continue to get questions regarding Proposal 1. I am concerned that many of you say that you are not receiving the flyers that come to my house almost daily. You do not feel you have the information you need to cast your vote.

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OUR VIEW: Ellis and Moolenaar for Congress

Five Republicans are vying for two Congressional seats in two of the hottest races of Tuesday’s primary election.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 1, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

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CC-Crystal looks to add girls soccer program

Youth soccer is one of the most popular participation sports in, not only the state of Michigan, but the entire United States. In Michigan, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), girls soccer has the fourth highest participation total of any sport. On the boys side, soccer has the fifth highest participation numbers.

Police officers aren’t the only ones who love doughnuts. Edmore Youth Academy participants included, front row from left, Matthew Gehoski of Sheridan, Lane Lingeman of Sheridan, Ben Rogers of Edmore, Dawson Wheeler of Edmore; back row from left, Edmore Police Officer Sarah Chamberlain, Christopher Rogers of Edmore, Aiden Adkins of Carson City, Rylee Warchuck of Six Lakes, Jazmyn Warchuck of Ruth, Bryce Withey of Edmore, Rachel Peterson of Edmore, Laura Boerma of Edmore, Christina Rogers of Edmore and Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer. — Courtesy photo

Edmore Police Department’s first Youth Academy a success

This village’s police department is taking community policing to a whole new level. The first ever Edmore Youth Academy wrapped up Wednesday. Thirteen youths from ages 8 to 14 participated in the first session in mid-July while 10 youths participated in the second session, which ended Wednesday. The youths hailed from Blanchard, Carson City, Cedar Lake, Edmore, Howard City, Sheridan, Six Lakes and Stanton.

The Greenville Area Car show started 10 years ago as a way to attract people to and show off the city’s downtown. Since then it has quadrupled in size, bringing in car enthusiasts from all across the area. — Courtesy photo

Annual downtown Greenville car show continues to grow

When the Greenville Area Car Show held its first event 10 years ago, it was lucky if it had 50 cars line the streets. A decade later, the show has quadrupled in size and draws car enthusiasts from throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas.

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Central Montcalm makes an offer on its top job

The Central Montcalm Board of Education began a long Wednesday evening by interviewing — for a second time — three men for the position of superintendent.