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Greenville’s Landon Kemp drives to the basket past Northview’s Sarah VanHoute during Friday’s game at home. Kemp scored 17 points in the loss. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Northview’s defense stifles Yellow Jackets

GREENVILLE — A first half offensive struggle left the Greenville Yellow Jackets with too big a deficit to come back from. Greenville scored just four first half points and trailed by 16 at halftime. A spirited second half comeback effort fell short in a 39-32 home loss to the Northview Wildcats in O-K Bronze play. The [...]

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ED GILBERT: Pulling up a Coke machine

My friend Gary and I were fishing on a lake over by Ludington, and we’d been having some success by landing a few northern pike, when suddenly something grabbed my line and took off like there was no tomorrow! The ice was glassy and see-through in some areas, and Gary shouted as he looked down near one of his tip-ups, “Wow! I believe you’ve got a submarine on! This fish is about five feet long and easily a hundred pounds!”

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 13

Lakeview 60, Morley Stanwood 51: The Wildcats remained undefeated in the CSAA-Silver after knocking off the Mohawks Friday night. Caleb Ruvalcaba led Lakeview with 33 points, 25 of which came in the first half…

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Medical condition may have led to crash

A Crystal man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the one-car crash at approximately 4:21 p.m. on Carson City Road (M-57) near Collins Road in Fairplains Township. The incident was originally called in as a reckless driver with reports of the vehicle traveling at varying speeds within both eastbound and westbound lanes nearly causing multiple crashes.

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JUST IN: Smoke and flames at Maplewood Square

GREENVILLE— Local firefighters were quick to extinguish a fire on Sunday at the Maplewood Square Apartments in Greenville. At around 4:30 p.m., Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to a call of smoke at 1414 S. Maplewood Drive. Smoke was coming from the vents and seeping from the walls at the entryway of the apartment [...]

Kelly Sherman is pictured with her eldest daughter, Chloe, age 10. Kelly and her husband Michael also have a 3-year-old daughter, Cooper. — Courtesy photo

Carson City woman is fighting stage 4 cancer

The last few years have been tough for the Sherman family of Carson City. Kelly Sherman was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2013. She fought it and believed she had won.

Here’s a look at homeless student statistics and reduced lunch statistics at Belding Area Schools and Montcalm County’s seven public school districts. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Local student opens up about homeless plight

Homelessness is a powerful word. It conjures a composite of images: A man begging for change under a bridge. A woman holding a sign by a freeway exit. A filthy, bearded man in stained pants sleeping under newspapers on a park bench. A sad-looking woman in a ratty coat pushing a shopping cart full of junk down the street.

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Belding teacher contract denied for third time

The path to a solution regarding the lengthy contract dispute between Belding teachers and the Board of Education has struck its largest impasse. A tentative agreement was recently reached on the contract between the school board and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers union negotiators, but it was overwhelmingly voted down by the union this week.

Crystal Township Historical Society President David Wight addresses concerns Wednesday evening raised by the Crystal Township Board regarding the possibility of moving a museum in to the former Crystal Community Library building. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal library closes in on new building

The effort to relocate Crystal Community Library to a more reliable facility is moving forward. At Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, board members voted 5-0 to approve a contract with the Carson City Public Library Board, which manages the Crystal library.

Montcalm Township Supervisor Mike Adams breaks down corrugated cardboard while cleaning up at the Montcalm Township Hall and Fire Department complex recycling site. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township recycling site constantly filled with trash

The Montcalm Township Hall and Fire Department complex is starting to get a little trashy … quite literally. The four recycling bins located at the township complex are being filled with items which are not meant to be recycled. In spite of a clearly posted sign, people are dumping all sorts of trash in the recycle dumpsters.