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Pair of adults board Belding school bus, refuse to leave

The Belding Police Department is pursuing the arrest of two Belding residents after they allegedly boarded a school bus and refused to leave at the instruction of the bus driver. At approximately 3:17 p.m. Friday, Belding police officers were dispatched to the bus parking lot at Ellis Elementary School, located at 100 W. Ellis St., to a report of an adult on a school bus that was refusing to get off the bus.

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JUST IN: $500 cash reward offered after Carson City home invasion

Police are looking for leads in a home invasion that robbed a Carson City family of items they valued in relation to the death of their son. The home invasion occurred the last week of February in Carson City.

Carson City-Crystal's Dillen Decker points to his family after defeating Montabella’s Joey Durham 15-6 in the Division 4, 152-pound final on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Four area wrestlers win individual state titles, 13 place in top eight

Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.

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ROUNDUP: Individual state wrestling finals results

Individual state wrestling finals results, with 13 of 22 area wrestlers placing.

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Greenville sophomore learns from first finals appearance

Stephen Hilliker has been making annual trips to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s state wrestling finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills for years. The past seven, in fact, to watch Greenville wrestlers like Jordan Thomas, Alec Ward, Michael Schmidt and others.

Tri County freshman Dakota Greer, top, tries to pull Richmond’s Roy Costello over during Friday’s Division 3 103-pound championship semifinal match at The Palace. Greer won by decision 7-3. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Six area wrestlers advance to individual state finals

After two days, six area wrestlers are in position to earn the ultimate achievement — an individual state championship. The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s season-ending extravaganza — with nearly 900 wrestlers taking part — began on Thursday and concludes with the championship matches today starting at 4:45 p.m.

Belding’s girls basketball team poses with the Class B district trophy after winning the district they hosted Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding girls earn district tournament win over Alma

Belding’s girls basketball team is head- ed deeper into the Class B state tournament. The host Redskins held the Alma Panthers to just three players scoring in a 52-25 win in the district tournament.

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CC-C unable to overcome Laingsburg defense

It took the No. 1 team in the state in Class C to end the Carson City- Crystal girls basketball team’s season. The Laingsburg Wolfpack held the Eagles to just 17 points in a 28-17 win Friday night in the Class C district final. The Eagles finish the season 21-3.

Vestaburg’s Collin Dove, in the white jersey, drives past Carson City-Crystal’s Kolton Kavanagh, back, and looks to take Grant Gage, right, to the hoop. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg tops CC-Crystal for first conference title since 2004

The boys basketball game between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg was everything it was supposed to be when two teams are battling for a conference title. In the end, the Wolverines won the battle and the title Thursday night.

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JUST IN: Edmore police department merger moves forward

A proposal to merge the Edmore Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office took another step forward today.

Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee unanimously recommended the full board approve the merger.