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Lakeview sidelines Montabella in districts

In the end Lakeview’s boys basketball team was just better. The Wildcats had no problems knocking off Montabella 58-45 in the semifinals of the Class B district tournament Wednesday night.

A water main 8 inches in diameter froze last week on Henkel Road in Howard City. — Courtesy photo

Winter wreaks havoc on water service

Mike VanWagner has been Howard City’s director of municipal services for 20 years and he’s never seen a village water main freeze … until this winter.

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Funeral Notices for March 6, 2014

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Five fire departments battle Fairplain Township house fire for six hours

A wood stove is believed to have started a house fire Wednesday evening that destroyed a home along W. Carson City Road (M-57), closing traffic on the busy stretch of highway for several hours as firefighters fought the blaze.

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Belding VFW Auxiliary donates winter clothing to students

Like all children who outgrow their clothes on a yearly basis, 9-year-old Victoria Cowlyng of Belding needed a new pair of snowpants this winter. The Woodview Elementary School fourth-grader had outgrown her previous winter gear, and with no shortage of snow on the ground, she was eager to get outside and play with her friends.

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CC-Crystal hangs on to beat Grandville CC

There would be no putback by Emily VanVliet for Grandville Calvin Christian to send Carson City-Crystal to the sidelines this time. The Eagles made 11 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter and held off a late charge by the Squires to win 38-34 in the Class C girls regional semifinal Tuesday night.

Greenville freshman Paige Hallock reaches for a rebound during Tuesday’s Class A regional semifinal game at Grand Haven. - Jamie McNinch

Strong second half leads Muskegon by Greenville girls

A strong second half led the Muskegon Lady Reds to victory, but it was a late second quarter flurry that built the momentum used in the second half rally over the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Playing with three fouls, Muskegon’s Mardreika Cook scored the first half’s final seven points to trim Greenville’s halftime lead to 28-23. That momentum carried over into the second half as the Lady Reds outscored the Yellow Jackets 42-32 in the second half for a 65-60 Class A regional semifinal win at Grand Haven on Tuesday.

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Funeral Notices for March 5, 2014

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Belding City Manager Meg Mullendore discusses the topic of a grant agreement extension Tuesday evening at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding City Council extends 2009 capital projects grant through 2015

An agreement for state and federal grants originally received in 2009 for the Pere Marquette Depot Building and Dial-A-Ride bus garage in Belding was extended into 2015 Tuesday evening after council members voted to approve the extension.

Greenville officials have approved a plan that will bring in septage from outside sources to be processed at the city's wastewater treatment plant for a cost. The plan could generate tens of thousands of dollars per year in revenue for the city's sewer fund. Pictured are City Manager George Bosanic, left, and Mayor John Hoppough discussing the plan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

From tank to bank, processing septage to benefit Greenville

It might be tough to believe there is a market for septic waste, but Greenville officials have approved a plan which will bring in septage from outside sources to be processed at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.