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A roof of a storage building at the Road Commission of Montcalm County facility on M-46 near Howard City collapsed under the weight of rain soaked snow and high winds Thursday. The building housed several pieces of equipment. The extent of the damage won’t be known until the roof is removed. — Courtesy photo

Roof collapses at Road Commission facility in Howard City

When nearly a half-inch of rain fell Thursday the mounds of snow acted as a sponge, soaking it up. Although it helped prevent major flooding, the compacted snow presented a new problem … the weight.

It’s finally official: Nelson’s Speed Shop is being sold to Lakeside Motor Sports. Current owner Jack Nelson, pictured here, first opened the business about 43 years ago. If all goes according to plan, the final paperwork will be signed and the deal finalized on Friday. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Mecosta’s Lakeside Motor Sports to purchase Nelson’s Speed Shop

One of the area’s most popular stops for outdoor sporting gear and lawn care products will change hands Friday. Jack Nelson, owner of Nelson’s Speed Shop confirmed Tuesday that the rumors heard around town for the past several weeks, that the business is being sold to Lakeside Motor Sports, are indeed true.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 26, 2014

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Feb. 24

CC-Crystal 42, Saranac 24: The Eagles opened Class C district play at home with a win over the Redskins Monday night. Mikayla Duflo and Mackenzie Geister outscored the entire Saranac team, as Duflo had 16 points and Geister added 13…

Lakeview’s Maddie Shurlow, far left, grabs a rebound in front of Montabella’s Taylor Smith (behind Shurlow) and Katherine Welk and Lakeview’s Lauren Jaquays during the teams’ Class C district game Monday night.

Lakeview sidelines Montabella in districts

Lakeview’s girls basketball team kept rolling on Monday night, though according to coach Dave King, it wasn’t pretty. The Wildcats won their 19th straight game Monday, beating Montabella 44-20 in the first round of the Class C district tournament hosted by the Mustangs.

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Greenville girls advance to district semifinals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team have won O-K Bronze Conference titles the past two years. The next goal is winning a district title for the first time since 1983. On Monday, the Yellow Jackets took the first step toward a Class A district title with a 53-39 win at Forest Hills Northern. Greenville never trailed in the game.

Montabella’s Sarah Miller, dark jersey, puts up a shot between Fulton’s Gabriella Seida (12) and Hannah Baker (15) during the two teams’ game Jan. 28.

Montabella’s Miller reaches 1,000 points

Montabella’s Sarah Miller had a long wait to reach 1,000 career points. The Mustang senior finally got the points she needed Saturday in a 54-33 loss to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

Those in attendance at Monday’s Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College listen as Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, and Montcalm County Road Commission Superintendent-Manager Mark Christensen speak on the topic of emergency road funding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local legislators talk about road repair

An unusually harsh winter has left several county road commissions in Michigan scrambling for funds to continue snow-removal and salting efforts to battle the elements and keep roads safe and passable for commuters.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 25, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

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Belding residents asked to run water to fend off freezing pipes

With another blast of arctic-like freezing temperatures expected to hover around the area for a few more days, the city of Belding is asking residents to take measures to avoid the possibility of frozen pipes.