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Belding’s Justin McMaster (5) and Trent Collins wrestle the ball away from Kelloggsville’s Alex Guzman in the second half of Friday’s game. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Despite loss to Kelloggsville, Belding’s bench players stepping up

The Kelloggsville Rockets know all too well what this year’s Belding Redskins team is going through. Though the Rockets (9-1 overall, 5-1 O-K Silver) looked superior in its 77-42 win against the Redskins (2-10, 0-5) Friday, it was only last year that they too had to go through the growing pains to get better as a team.

70th District State Rep. Jim Lower

GUEST VIEW: 70th District freshman rep checks in

I officially took office as the voice for Montcalm and Northern Gratiot County on Jan. 1. However, I went to work planning for the transition shortly after the campaign ended last November. That month I was selected by my colleagues to serve on the Leadership team for the Michigan House Republicans. I serve as the Chief Deputy Whip. I am the only first term member elected to the Leadership team.

Tri County’s Grace Miller, right, tries to drive around Central Montcalm’s Bree Brasington during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Tri County beats Central Montcalm to take second place in CSAA-Gold

Central Montcalm and Tri County battled for the full 32 minutes to see who would take second behind Big Rapids in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division. That battle went to the Vikings, as they beat the Green Horntets 55-49 Friday night.

Belding senior guard Hallee Breimayer scored a game-high 30 points against Kelloggsville Friday. It was two points shy of tying her career-high in points in a game.

Belding’s Breimayer outscores entire Kelloggsville team with 30 in 69-24 win

In a game where one player outscored an entire team, one would think it would be all smiles on the winning coach’s face. Not the case for Connor Hoke. The first-year Belding’s girls basketball coach expected his team to win against an undermanned and inexperienced Kelloggsville team, which they did 69-24 Friday, but what he didn’t expect was his team making the same mistakes they have in past games.

Marcia Walker, 90, sits with husband, Lloyd Walker, 87, in their Greenville home on Marcia’s birthday Friday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Marcia Walker continues to shine as she marks 90th birthday

On her 90th birthday, with just short of a century of memories to share, Marcia Walker remains as sharp, witty and caring as ever.

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The lifelong Greenville resident, who celebrated the milestone birthday Friday at home with her husband, former mayor Lloyd Walker, 87, doesn’t miss a beat.

Tri County’s Bryce Hallman, right, goes up for a basket while Central Montcalm’s Noah Stauffer trails during the teams’ game Friday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Hornets win in the paint, beat Vikings 61-33

Tri County’s boys basketball team is still looking for its first win of the season. A bad first half turned into a rout Friday night, as Central Montcalm beat the Vikings 61-33 in a Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division game.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

Lt. Gov. Calley announces accountable, transparent government initiative

As technology continues to make instantly available information the norm — and the demand — this state’s lieutenant governor is looking to streamline that process for Michigan residents.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced an initiative to make improvements to state accountability and transparency during Friday’s Michigan Press Association luncheon.


The Daily News is Newspaper of the Year

For the second consecutive year, The Daily News has been named the Michigan Press Association (MPA) Newspaper of the Year.

The award was announced during Thursday’s MPA banquet at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. The Daily News won Newspaper of the Year in the daily newspaper Class D category and Excellence in Advertising for all newspapers in the state, along with 29 additional awards and honorable mentions.

vFrom left, Carson City-Crystal’s Kolbi Humphrey, Ashley’s Haley Wilson, Carson City-Crystal’s Kaylea Stone and Ashley’s Lupita Gutierrez battle for a rebound during Thursday night’s game. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Carson City-Crystal holds Ashley to 16 in win

One thing that Carson City-Crystal girls basketball coach Tim Stout preaches to his Eagles at every practice is defense.

That defense came into play in a big way Thursday night.

The Eagles held the Ashley Bears to just seven field goals in a 39-16 win in a Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) game.

Students in Katherine Hsieh’s second grade class at Walnut Hills Elementary School practice a stick dance set to the Chinese version of the song “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Disney’s “Mulan” to perform during the celebration for the Chinese New Year. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. At top right, students in the Chinese immersion program made dragons to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Students practice for Chinese New Year performance Saturday in Greenville

It’s the year of the rooster, the 10th year in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign. Chinese folklore says the rooster is in charge of beginning the day and is a symbol of hard work and prosperity.