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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.

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UPDATE: Ex-Greenville resident among those injured in Army training incident

A Greenville High School graduate is one of two men seriously injured Friday during an incident at an artillery live-fire training exercise in which another man was killed.

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JUST IN: Carson Village Market hacked, local credit cards affected

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and the Carson City Police Department have received a large number of calls from area residents who have found that their credit card information was fraudulently used to make purchases at retailers in southeast Michigan and the Detroit area.

The snowmobile first gained popularity in the 1950s. Sleds from the past 50 years were on display Saturday at the Winterfest snowmobile show in Lakeview. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Classic sleds highlight Lakeview Winterfest

Nature took its toll on this year’s Winterfest in Lakeview, held Saturday. Many planned events were canceled because, ironically, of both warm weather and cold.

Several hundred gallons of water placed at Belding City Hall await pickup from Belding residents currently dealing with frozen water pipes at their homes.

City of Belding hands out free water to residents with frozen water lines

Tami and Ben Bradbury have lived in Belding for 17 years without any water problems — until now. A Michigan winter that has broken records for cold temperatures and levels of snowfall has created many difficulties for state residents, including a high number of frozen water lines.