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The Eureka Township Board discusses giving the Greenville Department of Public Safety the ability to recoup costs from township residents for fire runs on illegal burns, false alarms and more. Shown, from left, are trustees Brad Kelley and Elaine Pendrick, Treasurer Cindy Hanson and Supervisor Rodney Roy. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Eureka Township OKs plan that would let Greenville recoup public safety costs

The Eureka Township Board voted Monday to give the city of Greenville the ability to recoup costs for multiple false runs and damaged equipment from township residents.

Lakeview Middle School Principal Tim Erspamer explains to the school board efforts currently underway at the school to narrow the performance gap between the top and bottom 30 percent of students there. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview Middle School ‘narrowing the gap’ between students

There have been all sorts of academic improvements within Lakeview Community Schools in the past couple years. What was once an “at risk” school system now stands as an example of what modern education can be. But administrators there are not sitting on their laurels.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Monday, Jan. 13

Montabella 45, Ithaca 30: The Mustangs outscored the Yellowjackets 30-11 in the second half to pull off the nonconference win on Monday. Sarah Miller led the Mustangs with 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds…

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 14, 2014

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Drivers with the Road Commission for Montcalm County enjoy many different aspects of being on the roads during the winter snow plow season. From the peaceful mornings to performing a duty, the drivers speak of the personal benefits each get from “pushing snow.” A snow covered road is shown from inside the cab of a snow plow driven by Jake Sias. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Road Commission for Montcalm County drivers find peace in a snow plow

It’s 4 a.m. and there isn’t a soul on the country roads of Montcalm County. The sun hasn’t yet risen. With a hot cup of coffee in his lap and only the dull scraping of his snow plow along the gravel road and the humming of the diesel engine in his ears, Yale Parker finds an unspeakable peace.

Central Montcalm’s Cory Kindle, left, butt heads with Carson City-Crystal’s Brad Osterman during the Central Montcalm Invitational Dec. 14.

Central Montcalm wrestlers go 3-2 at Parchment

Central Montcalm’s wrestling team seemed to need a kick to get going at the Parchment Invitational Saturday. Even though the Green Hornets won the opening match against the host Panthers and ended up fourth overall, a slow start bugged the Hornets, according to coach Dan VanderVlucht.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 11

Greenville wins Parma Western Invite: The Yellow Jackets were winners at the Parma Western Invitational Saturday, going 4-0 in beating Lake Odessa Lakewood 50-16, Quincey 71-3, the host Panthers 46-24 and Clinton 78-6

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UPDATE: Howard City man arraigned on child abuse charge

A Howard City man has been arraigned after allegedly severely abusing his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 13, 2014

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ED GILBERT: Be careful while ice fishing now

Sure, we’ve had a lot of cold temperatures and ice has been forming on the lakes. However, caution is required. Along with the cold we’ve also had a lot more snow than is usual this early in the season, and one needs to be aware that there could be some unseen soft places lurking below. Even on good ice it is a good idea to take a prod or walking stick along to test the steps ahead as one moves.