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Lakeview junior Jon Hansen shoots a three-pointer during the first half of Friday’s game against White Cloud. Hansen hit three three-pointers in the fourth quarter to finish with 10 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview improves to 4-0 with 69-30 win

Lakeview coach Mike Schreiber thought his team started the Christmas break a little earlier than expected. While the Wildcats offense struggled in the first half, their defense was tremendous for four quarters in a 69-30 win over White Cloud on Friday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Dec. 19

Lowell 62, Greenville 35: The Yellow Jackets were outscored 22-6 in the second quarter en route to a loss to the Red Arrows Friday night. Keegan Cossou scored 12 points, tops on the Greenville team…

Belding’s Lucas McNinch fires up a shot between a pair of Hastings defenders during Thursday’s game at home. McNinch finished with eight points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Turnovers hurt Belding in 51-42 loss to Hastings

The Belding Redskins had the momentum in the final minutes of the second quarter. They were unable to carry it over into the second half. Tied at halftime, the Hastings Saxtons defense held the Redskins to just five field goals in the second half in a 51-42 win.

Randy Heckman is wearing a lot of hats in Howard City these days — business owner, fire chief, village manager and village president. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Randy Heckman juggling multiple village responsibilities

Imagine waking up in the early morning hours and firing up the snowplow to clear local streets, ushering in mourners for an afternoon funeral visitation, researching a possible zoning violation, presiding over an evening village council meeting and then being roused from your sleep well after midnight to rush out and fight a fire.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 20

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Dec. 20 2014

Robbins Book List manager Kevin Powell, right, says local businesses can offer customers personalized services unavailable online or at big box stores. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Local shopping offers personal touch, knowledgeable advice

Online retailers would have you believe that the perfect shopping experience is just a mouse click away. Sure, shopping online is easy; there are no lines, no slogs through snowy streets, no parking issues. But that’s only half the story.

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Greenville receives annual financial report, shows positive trends

It’s the end of the year and the city of Greenville just got its end-of-the-year financial report card, which showcased mostly positive marks. During the last regular meeting of 2014, the Greenville City Council heard the city’s annual financial report for the fiscal year. Joe Verlin of Gabridge and Co. gave the report for the fiscal year of June 30, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

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Belding council members argue over resolution regarding city attorney

An argument over who has the power to request the city attorney be present at Belding City Council meetings has led to the passing of a new resolution. However, that act has raised concern from a number of residents and some council members.

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Lakeview opens season with 3 straight wins

The Lakeview Wildcats boys basketball team had a season to remember a year ago. Typically, topping a season with that much success — 20 wins and and a district title — would be a definite challenge. At 3-0 this season, the Wildcats are optimistic and confident they can do just that.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 19, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014