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With Greenville Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dennis Magirl on point, firefighters tested out the new Oceanid Rapid Deployment Craft on Tuesday in Baldwin Lake. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville DPS obtains new ice and water rescue equipment

Whether it is for hockey, fishing, snowmobiling or any sort of winter sport, those who venture onto the ice during the winter months face inherent danger. Frost bite. Hypothermia. Death. All of these can and do happen once someone breaks through the ice.

Greenville Public Services Department Director Tom Pollock stands in between one of the city’s salt trucks and the front-end loader with a massive snow blower attached to it. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council talks about snow removal

With 56 miles of city streets to plow, the Greenville Public Services Department is ready for winter to pass on by. “In a perfect world, the weather man would say we’re getting 2 inches of snow,” Public Services Department Director Tom Pollock said. “It’d be done by midnight. We’d start at 2 in the morning and get it cleaned up, but we all know that isn’t how it works.”

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SPORTS GALORE: Detroit Tigers optimism … with question marks

Spring training is a time of optimism for Major League Baseball fans, players, management and even media. It’s a fresh start, with new hopes and new dreams. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising — at least in Arizona and Florida — and optimism is bursting at the seems.

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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.