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A house at 1680 W. Boyer Road in Fairplain Township suffered severe damage after the structure caught fire Monday morning. Garret and Mary DeGram, who were living in the home, lost everything in the fire. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fenwick couple loses everything in house fire

A couple in Fairplain Township lost everything in an early morning fire on Monday. According to Sheridan Community Fire Department Chief Doug Lane, the department responded to a structure fire early Monday morning at 1680 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 22, 2013

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Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin fires up a shot during the second quarter in Monday’s game against Big Rapids. The Cardinals remained undefeated with a 71-49 victory.

Stellar 2nd half carries Big Rapids by Lakeview

Undefeated basketball teams typically see the best efforts from their opponents. That’s something the Big Rapids Cardinals (10-0, 9-0) are well aware of and for three quarters on Monday night, the Lakeview Wildcats looked like they could become the Cardinals’ first blemish.

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Crystal woman dies in morning accident

A Crystal woman died in a Monday morning crash after her car struck a tree on Hayes Road, a half-mile south of Hogan Road in North Plains Township in Ionia County.

During Winterfest on Saturday in Howard City, an artist showed off his talents by carving a bear out of a log using a chainsaw. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

No snow, no problem for fourth annual Howard City Winterfest

Although snow did not make much of an appearance in Howard City this weekend, the fourth annual Winterfest still showcased fun events for all ages. Panhandle Chamber of Commerce Secretary Millianne Lewis said some events at Winterfest were altered, but the weekend went on and nothing was canceled.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 21, 2013

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Local Elvis impersonator Jim McKay will compete next weekend in the annual King Fest in Saginaw. This is McKay’s first time in the competition, but friends and family are expecting great things of the Greenville singer.

Local Elvis impersonator Jim McKay to compete in sing-off in Saginaw

What started as a lark during Danish Festival weekend has turned into something more for local Elvis impersonator Jim McKay. Depending on his showing at an upcoming Elvis contest in Saginaw, who knows where his impersonation of “The King” could take him.

Students in Melissa Wright's new second grade classroom take advantage of several different activities to choose from during a fun work session Thursday afternoon at Ellis Elementary School in Belding.

Belding’s Ellis Elementary welcomes addition of seven classrooms

When school principal Tiffany Jackson stood in the new east wing addition at Ellis Elementary School on the first day of classes after winter break, she gazed upward toward the large glowing chandelier hanging from the ceiling skylight as students hustled around her to their new classrooms.

After 21 years of business in Greenville, Mid Michigan Celluar is forced to close its doors at the end of the month, citing inability to compete with online sales.

Mid Michigan Cellular in Greenville to close Jan. 31

  GREENVILLE — A longtime Greenville business will close its doors for the last time Jan. 31. Mid Michigan Cellular, located for the past 10 years at 1712 W. Washington St., and for 11 years before that at the location now occupied by Ray Winnie Auto Sales, simply cannot continue to compete with online sales, [...]

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Greenville man arraigned in purse-snatching case

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man was arraigned today on charges stemming from a Dec. 5 purse-snatching incident in downtown Greenville.