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SHORT TAKES: Sporting events warm winter weekend

Oh, what is greater than a big sports winter weekend … The Michigan Wolverines were rated the No. 1 basketball team in the nation, briefly, until Indiana in Bloomington gave them their second loss of the season.

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Carson City sells former water tower property to Carson Health

The Carson City Council approved selling the former water tower property to Carson Health for construction of a landing pad for medical helicopter services. According to City Administrator Mark Borden, Carson Health administrators had discussions with the City Council in the past about buying the property.

Jay Lockwood, far right, raises his hand to answer a question posed by Lincoln Heights Elementary School para-professional Casey Mumby. Jay is one of 45 students currently enrolled in the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District’s autism program. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Greenville’s autism program a blueprint for success

See Jay. See Jay run. Jay likes to run, especially during games of tag during recess. But don’t tag Jay. Jay does not like to be touched. For Jay Lockwood, even a simple game of tag has its problems. Aversion to physical contact is just one of Jay’s many “quirks,” the odd mannerisms that in an earlier age would likely have branded the charming second-grader an outcast.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 4, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Feb. 4, 2012

Carson City-Crystal’s Austin Hopkins, top, tries to do something with Montabella’s L.D. Lapham during their 215-pound match at the CMAC championships Saturday.

CC-Crystal, Montabella share CMAC wrestling title

Carson City-Crystal and Montabella’s wrestling teams knew it would come down to each other to determine who would win the Central Michigan Athletic Conference title. The result was both teams won.

Greenville’s Jake Hopkins goes for a pin during the finals of the 145 pound bracket. Hopkins won his first conference title with a pin in 1:07.

Greenville wins O-K Bronze wrestling title

The Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team was rarely challenged and cruised to the first O-K Bronze Conference wrestling title. At the O-K Bronze Conference tournament on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets had eight wrestlers win individual conference titles and placed all 14 in at least the top four.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 2, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Feb. 2, 2013

Houston Moyer, manager of Bostwick Bakery in Cannon Township, said the popular Polish pastries called “Paczkis” will soon be in stock, just in time for the Catholic holiday of Lent.

Bostwick Bakery expands delivery, ready for Paczkis season

The Bostwick Bakery and Coffee Shop has added new delivery stops in Greenville and Belding — just in time for Paczki season.

Third generation Builder’s Glass glazier Matt Longest installs a new glass partition at Blake Hollenbeck Auto Sales in Greenville. Builder’s Glass is celebrating its 50th year in business.

Greenville’s Builder’s Glass celebrating 50 years

It’s clear why Builder’s Glass has for the past 50 years remained one of the area’s most recognized businesses — clear as glass, one might say.
Established in 1963 by Bill Longest, the glass installation, repair and service business is now in its third generation. According to Guy Longest — son of Bill and current owner of the business — his own son, Matt, will likely take over the business somewhere down the road.

Miss Heartland Pageant Co-Executive Director Barb Millard with Miss Heartland 2012 Morgan Lynn. Lynn, originally of Battle Creek but now a Grand Rapids resident, will crown her successor at the Miss Heartland Scholarship on Feb. 9 at Montcalm Community College.

Miss Heartland Pageant is next weekend

Each year, since the very first pageant in 1921, one beautiful young lady has been crowned the new Miss America, donning a crown and sash and plunging into a whirlwind year of public appearances, community service projects and promoting a platform.
Each year, all around the nation, hundreds of little girls watch with wide-eyed wonder, dreaming of what it must be like to be Miss America.