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Carson City-Crystal’s Garrett Gage (12) takes a charge against Montabella’s  Mike Gibbs during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game at home. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal wins defensive battle against Montabella

It wasn’t pretty unless you like defense. The host Carson City-Crystal Eagles and visiting Montabella Mustangs put on a defensive display in an MSAC contest on Thursday night. In the end, it was the Eagles playing slightly better defense in a 32-26 victory.

Sparta’s Alec Reese, top, tries to roll over Belding’s Connor Barker during their 145-pound match Wednesday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding wrestlers split only home meet of season

Belding’s wrestling team had one easy match and one hard one at their only home meet of the season Wednesday night. The Redskins’ hard match was the one they lost. Sparta beat them 56-15. The easy match was Wyoming High, which the Redskins won 71-6.

Firefighters work together to extinguish a barn fire at 1548 Condensery Road in Bushnell Township on Thursday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sheridan barn destroyed in fire; wood stove was likely cause

Ira Workman had just returned from his storage barn Thursday morning with a few eggs to make himself breakfast.

Moments later, that breakfast was interrupted, as the very barn he had just returned from was suddenly ablaze.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 15, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

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IN BRIEF: CC-C implements open carry gun guidelines

Guidelines for school administrators at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools are now in place to allow citizens to legally open carry a pistol throughout the district.

Rick Chapla, left, of The Right Place, fielded questions and concerns Tuesday evening from members of the Sheridan Village Council. Council members were upset over problems with bids let out for demolition of the old Carnation building. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Carnation building demo still on track despite bidding snafus

Montcalm County officials continue to work to strike the right note when it comes to dog kennel regulations. On Monday, the county’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee approved making changes to the county’s dog law enforcement ordinance and sending it back to committee for review in February before recommending the changes to the full Board of Commissioners.

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JUST IN: No injuries after school bus, Amish horse and buggy collide

An accident between a school bus and an Amish buggy resulted in little more than a spooked horse Thursday morning.

Candlelit paper bags with messages and prayers of hope and encouragement for 15-year-old Rylie Whitten of Greenville line the sidewalk leading into First United Methodist Church in Greenville Wednesday evening, as Whitten recovers from toxic shock syndrome at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville teen hit with rare toxic shock syndrome infection

As the bell rings signaling the start of the school day, Rylie Whitten should be tuning her violin for orchestra class. By lunchtime, she should be sitting with her fellow sophomore friends, eating and sharing laughs in the commons areas.

Lakeview’s Marc Leach looks to make a pass during the second half with Greenville’s Keegan Goetz guarding at home on Tuesday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville edges Lakeview in 46-43 comeback victory

Alec O’Connor hit the first two. Will Huiet hit the final one. Those three consecutive 3-pointers by O’Connor and Huiet, trailing by five points, propelled the Greenville Yellow Jackets to a much needed late run in a 46-43 win over the Lakeview Wildcats on Tuesday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Jan. 12

Greenville 66, Lakeview 45: The Yellow Jackets held the Wildcats to just 25 percent from the field in beating Lakeview Tuesday night. The Kemp sisters led Greenville, with Adele getting 19 and Landon getting 18. Paige Hallock added nine points and 13 rebounds. Lakeview got 23 from Kirsten Johnson.