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BREAKING NEWS: County Line Farms building destroyed in Trufant-area fire

An early-morning fire destroyed the main building at County Line Farms at 13202 22 Mile Road in Spencer Township near Trufant. The Maple Valley Township Fire Department was the first to arrive on scene after the fire was reported around 6:45 a.m. Fire Chief Dan Kain said the building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Cliff Copeland had been mostly paralyzed from the neck down for more than a year when he met Denise Chambers, the woman who would eventually become his wife. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton couple shares unique love story

Most love stories don’t begin with an accident that leaves one of the lovers paralyzed from the neck down. This one does. And against all odds, it ends with a happily ever after.

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ED GILBERT: Thinking about spring turkey hunt

I know it’s colder than a well digger’s auger outside and the snow is up to one’s stacking swivel, but it’s also time to begin thinking about this coming spring’s wild turkey season. And the season is coming on fast, so I hope most of you scrambled to get your application in.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield drives to the basket during Friday’s game at home against Northview. Somerfield finished with seven points and eight rebounds.

Greenville girls clinch conference title with win

On senior night, it was a couple of freshman helping to lead the Greenville Yellow Jackets to victory. Playing for the second time in seven days against the Northview Wildcats, freshman Landon Kemp and Paige Hallock combined for 32 points in Greenville’s 48-37 O-K Bronze Conference win.

Lakeview senior forward Shawn Lindsey shoots a layup in the third quarter over Central Montcalm defender junior guard Todd Switzer Friday evening at Lakeview High School.

Lakeview top CSAA rival Central Montcalm 80-51

Lakeview’s boys basketball team could barely miss when they took a shot Friday night. The Wildcats shot 52.5 percent from the field in beating the Central Montcalm Green Hornets 80-51 in a Central State Activities Association game.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 17, 2014

Tuesday Lori Ann Hunter — 2 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville. Wednesday Ethel Greenhoe — 1 p.m., Mount Hope Brethren Church, Carson City. (Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal) Robert “Bob” E. VanHerp — 1 p.m., Brigham Funeral Chapel, Six Lakes.   Sally Eady, 77 BELDING — Sally Eady, 77, of Belding, died Sunday. Funeral [...]

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 14

CC-Crystal 48, Montabella 34: The Eagles took the MSAC game against the Mustangs Friday night. Grant Gage had 16 points, Arron Haines added 13 and Garrett Tabor scored 11 for 40 of the 48 CC-Crystal points…

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Carson City Lions Club seeking Citizen of the Year nominations

The Carson City Lions Club is seeking nominations for this year’s Carson City Area Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year will be honored at the 21st annual Community Recognition Night, on Tuesday, March 18, at St Mary’s Hall.

Jenny Bennett prepares her old-fashioned baked goods while her grandson, Daniel, looks on. On the menu today is homemade Cannonsville Road Caramel Nut Popcorn. “It takes over two hours, start to finish,” said Bennett, “but the results are so much better than store-bought.”

BUSINESS BEAT: Bennett opens new Blue Ribbon Bakery in Belding

Jenny Bennett has always had a flair for baking; she describes it not only as a hobby, but as “a way of life.” She’s happiest, she says, when she’s in the kitchen, the rich, sweet smells of yeast and sugar dusting the oven-warmed air.

The Crystal Community Library, located at 221 W. Lake St., needs maintenance and repair work that the township cannot afford. As a result, the library will be moving to the Crystal Township Community Center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Community Library moving to Crystal Township Community Center

The Crystal Community Library building was once sold to Crystal Township as a gift for just $1. However, after years of wear and tear on the building, its purpose as a library will likely be ending soon.