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Vestaburg in contention for MSAC title

The Vestaburg Wolverines boys basketball team is in a unique position. The Wolverines, with just three regular season games remaining, are in contention for their first Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) title since 2004. Winning that title rests firmly in the hands of the Wolverines.

A 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by a 51-year-old Coral man, failed to stop for the stop sign and drove through an intersection, colliding with some trees across the road. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Truck crashes, burns in Winfield Township

A Coral man lost control of his vehicle and almost lost his life on Thursday night. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle personal injury crash at 9:38 p.m. at the intersection of West Church Road and North Masters Road in Winfield Township.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 27, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

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JUST IN: Spectrum Health, Mobil planning expansions in Greenville

Two Greenville businesses are planning on expanding their facilities in the near future.

Spectrum Health United Hospital and Mobil are both planning expansions.

Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, speaks on the topic of the May 5 ballot proposal to increase the Michigan sales tax during Monday’s Legislative Update at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

State Rep. Outman undecided on Michigan road funding proposal

Pick a road — any road — in Michigan, and one is bound to find themselves grumbling about the cracks, bumps and potholes they encounter along the way. It’s fact more than argument that the mitten state is ranked as one of the worst in the nation for road quality.

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Fremont to join CSAA-Gold in 2016

Another Lakes 8 Conference school is leaving for the Central State Activities Association (CSAA). Fremont was accepted by the current members of the CSAA in January after votes by CSAA Gold Division schools.

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MSAC one vote away from expanding

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is waiting on the vote from one school board. When that vote happens, the conference could expand. Breckenridge and Merrill applied for admission into the MSAC. So far, current members have voted and a majority are on board with the expansion, according to Conference President Matt Walderzak.

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Kennel ordinance continues to dog Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

That doggone kennel ordinance. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has been actively discussing updating the county’s dog kennel ordinance for more than a year now.

Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow looks to make a pass over the head of Montabella’s Josh Balhorn during Tuesday’s game. Shurlow scored 10 points for the Wildcats. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Defense leads Lakeview past Montabella at home

The Lakeview Wildcats thrive when their defense leads to easy offense. Such was the case Tuesday night at home. The Wildcats’ defense forced 21 turnovers, which led to easy baskets — 30 field goals in all — in a 69-27 victory over Montabella.

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Greenville offense sputters in loss to FH Eastern

Greenville’s girls basketball team is coming down the stretch of a sputtering regular season. The Yellow Jackets couldn’t find any consistent offense in losing to the Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern Hawks 44-34 on Tuesday night.