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SHORT TAKES: Sunday a glorious winter day

Winter is still with us, and it looks like it will keep punching for a while longer. But if we gotta have winter, let it be like yesterday. The sun was shining, the snow was beautiful, the temperature was moderate, a day perfect for ice fishing and the kids were sledding at Tower Mountain.

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OUR VIEW: Michigan needs to fix roads by any means

Paving the way to Michigan’s future is going to cost money, but it’s the only sensible approach to rebuild our state’s roads and bridges. It’s a certainty that we’ll pay either for needed upgrades, or we will pay the price with added vehicle repairs, personal injuries, limited commercial (jobs) growth and loss of federal monetary support for our road systems.

Jason Reed

Equipment violation stop ends in meth bust

Two Hubbardston men and Muir woman were arrested after a Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper found methamphetamine and methamphetamine components. Trooper Hunter stopped the vehicle driven by Jason Reed, 35, of Hubbardston, on Feb. 16 for and equipment violation. Trooper searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine lab components.

Classic snowmobiles were put center stage Saturday during the Lakeview Winterfest snowmobile races on Tamarack Lake. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Return of more seasonal weather boosts Lakeview’s Winterfest

Winter was back in force for this year’s Winterfest in Lakeview, where more than 100 snowmobilers gathered to show their sleds, swap and sell, and compete in BEVRA vintage snowmobile racing on Tamarack Lake. The two-day event also featured food booths, courtesy of the Lakeview Lions Club, and a beer tent with live music, sponsored by the Lakeview Area Jaycees.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 25, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

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Belding, Lakeview face off in districts

The Class B district basketball tournament in Alma will feature two teams from the area. Belding and Lakeview will open the tournament tonight facing off for the right to play the host Panthers in the second round of the tournament.

Going for a rebound is, from left, Reed City’s Tia Lintemuth, Central Montcalm’s Kirsi Singh, Reed City’s Natalia Westhoff and Central Montcalm’s Michaela Crooks during the teams’ game Saturday.

Reed City spoils Central Montcalm Senior Day

For one half Saturday, Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team was looking at a big upset of Reed City. The second half showed why the Coyotes are so good.

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Comstock Park man arrested after crashing into tree with son on his lap

A 34-year-old Comstock Park man was arrested Saturday after striking a tree with his truck while intoxicated, fleeing the scene and eventually fighting and injuring an officer while resisting arrest.

West Michigan Virtual School instructors are in classes that are provided for students to help them succeed.

West Michigan Virtual school making the grade after six months

After opening just six months ago, West Michigan Virtual is already seeing success with four students graduating from the program.
In August, West Michigan Virtual opened its doors on 8153 Satterlee Road in Greenville after partnering with Berrien Springs Public Schools to teach outside of the traditional classroom.

Kenneth Dittenber, top, is tangled with New Lothrop’s Cole Hersch during Friday’s Division 4 quarterfinal at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

Wrestling: New Lothrop too much for Carson City-Crystal

Carson City-Crystal put up an honorable fight, but in the end New Lothrop just had too much. New Lothrop (32-4) started quick, battled through some defeats and finished strong in a 45-18 win over the Eagles in the Division 4 team wrestling quarterfinals on Friday at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.