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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursday, Jan. 24

Lakeview 60, Morley Stanwood 54: The Wildcats bounced back from a tough loss on Monday with a win over the Mohawks on Thursday. Shawn Lindsey led the Wildcats with 21 points, while Jon Wandel added 14 and Nate Shurlow 12 points…

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OUR VIEW: ‘Our journey is not complete’

The headline is a quote from this week’s reinauguration address of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Taking the oath of office for the second time using Bibles of both Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. on a federal holiday set aside to honor the latter, we found the president’s remarks to be both poignant and stirring. Soaring oratory is not unusual for this president or this event and he did not disappoint.

Guest View | Franz Mogdis

GUEST VIEW: Community giving going strong

As we begin 2013, it is comforting to know that community giving is very alive and well in Montcalm County. Many of the county’s residents have suffered through the toughest of times in the last few years but there has been and continues to be a mind-set among the county’s residents that they will come together and do whatever they can to help those in need. Those in need has been broadly defined. It is not just individuals that have benefitted but also includes families, businesses, schools, hospitals, human services organizations, etc. All have been supported by large and small gifts. Organizations such as United Way, Greenville Area Community Foundation, Central Montcalm Community Foundation (CMCF), other county nonprofits as well our numerous churches, local businesses, service organizations and individuals have been generous givers. It has not mattered what the dollar amount has been. What has mattered is that so many have been willing to give what they could to help.

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SHORT TAKES: Local leader scores appointment

Congratulations to Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino, who has been appointed to the Michigan Education Trust Board of Directors.

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OUR VIEW: State of the State redux

There had to have been a lot of anticipation in the audience as Gov. Rick Snyder gave his 2013 State of the State address Wednesday evening. We came away from the occasion wondering if the expectations were largely in vain. This was to be about the sate of the state. We got an admirable picture of where we’ve been and what part of the relentless positivity has been achieved. Only we in Michigan always want to know not just what have you done for us lately, but where do we go from here?

Carrie Venema, left, and John McBride stand alongside the Busy Bee taxi cab they will be driving throughout the Greenville area as they hold their licensed certificates. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New taxi service to debut in Greenville area

A taxi-cab service has received permits from the Greenville City Council to start and operate its business in and around Greenville. During Tuesday night’s regular scheduled meeting, a recommendation from Greenville Assistant City Manager Cameron Van Wyngarden was presented to the council to approve a permit for Busy Bee Taxi LLC.

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Funeral Notices Jan. 24, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2012

The Greenville Department of Public Safety closed one lane of M-91 Wednesday night due to an accident that caused a power pole to snap in half and left power lines hanging close to the road. This morning, police closed all of M-91 from Charles Street to Gibson Street while work is being done to repair the pole and lines. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Belding man strikes utility pole on Lafayette Street in Greenville

A single-vehicle accident Wednesday night left one lane closed on M-91 before completely closing the road this morning. A 22-year-old driver from Belding, was driving his truck north on Lafayette when his truck left the roadway and struck the utility pole, said Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak.

Carson City-Crystal’s Hailey Geister, white jersey, goes up for two of her team-high 13 points despite being surrounded by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart players during Wednesday night’s game.

CC-Crystal tops Sacred Heart for first place tie

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team is now the leader in the Mid-State Activities Conference – sort of. The Eagles, who trailed Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart in the standings by a game, grabbed a share of the lead from the Irish with a 42-24 victory at home Wednesday night.

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CC-Crystal wrestlers win CMAC title

Needing only one win to clinch a Central Michigan Athletic Conference title, the Carson City-Crystal Eagles had it easy. The Eagles were the beneficiary of eight forfeits by Dansville to win their dual meet 55-15 Wednesday night.