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IN BRIEF: Crystal Township pursuing year-round police coverage

Members of the Crystal Township Board may soon have a proposal in front of them to accept dedicated police coverage through a contract with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office.

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IN BRIEF: Montcalm Township approves fire truck fire purchase

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm Township Board did not waste any time securing the purchase of a new fire engine after their fire millage passed on election night. At the monthly meeting Wednesday night, board members approved the purchase of the new fire engine, which will cost $439,444. The fire engine will be a 3,000 [...]

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If done right, Friday night football can be better — for everyone

With the Big Ten Conference (B1G) announcing it will schedule more games on Friday nights next year, one question remains: Will this really hurt high school football?

Belding’s Johanna McCully, right, attacks around the block of Saginaw Swan Valley’s Kristen Huebner, left, and Emily Buska during the teams’ Class B regional semifinal in Bay City Tuesday. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Belding Redskins lose to Swan Valley in volleyball regionals for third time

The third time wasn’t a charm for the Belding volleyball team.

The Redskins lost to the Saginaw Swan Valley Vikings for the third time in four years Tuesday, losing 25-16, 25-17, 25-20.

Voters enter and exit the Faith Baptist Church voting precinct in Greenville on Tuesday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local school and township millages pass

Voters in three Montcalm County townships and the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district approved a handful of fire, road and school millage ballot proposals Tuesday.

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JUST IN: Greenville man killed in two-car crash

A Greenville man was killed this morning in a two-car crash at the intersection of Lincoln Lake and 6 Mile roads

Voters wait patiently in line Tuesday at Faith Baptist Church in Greenville as they prepare to cast their votes in the general election. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Schafer elected to preside over the 8th Judicial Circuit Court

A former prosecutor appointed judge was handily elected to the bench Tuesday. Voters chose Ron Schafer of Portland to preside over the 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which rotates between Ionia and Montcalm counties.

Republican Jim Lower of Cedar Lake, who won the election for state representative for Michigan’s 70th District, reviews election results Tuesday evening at Turk Lake Bar and Restaurant with his wife, Kristen. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lower defeats Hart for 70th District

Republican candidate Jim Lower of Cedar Lake defeated Democratic challenger Ken Hart of Alma in Tuesday’s race for 70th District state representative.

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Albert defeats Mason for 86th District

Republican candidate Thomas Albert of Grattan Township defeated Democratic candidate Lynn Mason of Otisco Township in the state representative race for the 86th District.

Residents of Greenville cast their votes in the presidential election at Faith Baptist Church on Tuesday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Amash, Moolenaar both returned to Congress

Incumbents in Michigan’s 3rd and 4th Congressional districts were easily re-elected to office Tuesday. Voters returned Justin Amash, a Republican, to the 3rd District, which covers portions of Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties.