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Greenville’s Mike Schmidt works to control Belding’s Nate Cooley during their 119-pound match. Schmidt eventually defeated Cooley.

Greenville wrestlers top Belding, Cedar Springs

While Greenville’s wrestling team kept rolling on Wednesday night, Belding hit a speed bump. The Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of wins in a home quadrangular, beating Cedar Springs 71-9 and the Redskins 49-24.

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CC-Crystal defeats Montabella wrestlers

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team continued their march toward the Central Michigan Athletic Conference title Wednesday. The Eagles won a pair of quadrangular matches at Montabella Wednesday, beating the host Mustangs 37-31 and Bath 64-18.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 16

CC-Crystal 39, Tri County 30: The Eagles went across the county to face the Vikings and came back with a win Wednesday night. Hailey Geister led CC-Crystal with 14 points and nine rebounds…

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 17, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012.

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‘Protect Yourself’ teaches youth to recognize, respond to danger

One classroom at a time, through creative and memorable methods, the effort to create awareness in children of the real life dangers of abductors and predators is growing throughout Montcalm County. The “Protect Yourself” program, funded and organized by The We Care for Kids Council, has been implemented to teach children how to recognize and respond to various dangerous, disturbing, and destructive situations.

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Belding City Council eyes road repairs

Next year is shaping up to be a busy year for road repair in Belding. During Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting at the Pere Marquette Depot, council members voted unanimously to begin accepting proposals for engineering work on two separate road construction projects within the city.

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Howard City makes firearm purchase changes

The Howard City Police Department recently announced several changes in how firearm purchase permits will be issued, according to Police Chief Steve DeWitt.

Ronald Kent

Fenwick man is headed to trial for attempted murder

A Fenwick man has been found competent to stand trial after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the head last spring. Ronald Kent, 52, is charged with assault and intent to commit murder (a felony with a possible life sentence), two counts of felony firearms (each a possible two-year felony) and manufacturing more than 20 but less than 200 marijuana plants (a possible seven-year felony).

Area school buses using hazard lights will allow the traffic to flow unobstructed while providing the safety of pupil boarding and exiting the bus. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Hazard light stops now common among school buses

To help reduce traffic backups on major roadways, local school districts have migrated toward using hazard light stops on certain bus routes. The most recent school district to operate under the new lighting system is Greenville Public Schools, which implemented the changes on Jan. 7.

Bill Burden

Former Montcalm County undersheriff was ‘a tremendous resource’

A longtime law enforcement veteran who previously served as undersheriff in Montcalm County has died. William “Bill” Burden died Thursday after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. He was 65 years old.