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Little remains on the west end of a mobile home at 6033 E. Tamarack Road in Richland Township after it was destroyed in a fire Friday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Richland Township house destroyed in fire; no one injured

A mobile home was destroyed in a Friday morning fire with the cause of blaze still undetermined.

Firefighters from the Richland Township Fire Department responded to a call at 10:51 a.m. at 6033 E. Tamarack Road, about six miles northeast of downtown Edmore.

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Howard City Winterfest revival a success, despite warm weather

Although “Frozen In Time” was the theme of this year’s Winterfest, there was more thawing than freezing Saturday in Howard City.

However, despite sunshine and temps in the 40s, the village’s effort to revive the celebration of winter proved to be a moderate success.

Greenville senior Peyton Mount looks to make a pass during a game at Forest Hills Eastern in January. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls rolling through hoops season

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team has won two O-K Bronze championships and one Class A district championship in the past three seasons. The Yellow Jackets are looking to add to that total. This, and nothing through the first 12 games of the season, would suggest otherwise.

Montabella’s Lucas Maddox, bottom, looks annoyed that Chippewa Hills’ Jacob Sharp is on his back during their 152-pound match Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella wrestling coach ‘disappointed’ after tourney

Montabella’s wrestling team hosted a tournament of dual meets in order to get better for the coming Central Michigan Athletic Conference tournament and the district tournament. The result wasn’t what Coach Shaun Balhorn had in mind. The Mustangs went 1-3 in their four duals Saturday. Their only win was beating a short-handed LeRoy Pine River 44-24.


ED GILBERT: Hunting Heritage Banquet on deck

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Flat River Chapter has announced its annual banquet will be here soon. The banquet and fundraiser will be staged March 5 at St. Joseph’s Parish Gym in Belding. A good turnout is expected.


SPORTS GALORE: Michigan paying Jim Harbaugh to win

For the past 13 months, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has produced a steady stream of headlines. Some of them are by his own doing and some of them are strictly due to the 24/7 media cycle, which includes social media. I’m actually surprised I haven’t read an update about what Harbaugh ate for breakfast yet today. The latest stream of headlines, with signing day just five days away, has to do with the flow of Michigan graduate transfers, decommitting/committing recruits and the “evil” that is Jim Harbaugh.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 2, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Rep. John Moolenaar

GUEST VIEW: Rep. Moolenaar’s year in review for the 4th District

It is an honor to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 2015, I met with constituents in all 15 counties in Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District to hear their concerns about what is happening in Washington and our country. I have made it a priority to be accessible and available to you, and to be responsive to your requests and concerns.

Belding senior Katie Wood, right, takes a back step against Sparta defender Delaney Armock at home on Friday night. Wood scored a game-high 23 points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding remains perfect in O-K Blue, defeats Sparta

Five down, five to go. The Belding Redskins girls basketball team reached the midway portion of the O-K Blue season with a perfect 5-0 record intact. In their latest victory, the Redskins used a strong first quarter and got a game-high 23 points from Katie Wood in a 60-39 home win at Sparta on Friday.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 29

Greenville 54, Forest Hills Northern 40: The Jackets are now in a tie with the Huskies in the O-K Bronze Conference after their win Friday night. Adele Kemp led Greenville with 20 points. Paige Hallock had 11 points and 17 rebounds and Landon Kemp had 10 for the Jackets…