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GUEST VIEW: Making a reading pledge this year

In today’s world of technology and busy lives, fewer of us are reading, in turn, we are not setting that example for our children. I ask all of your readers to join me in a pledge to read to our children every night this year.

Yellow Jacket Drive will extend to Hillcrest Drive by the end of June. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Yellow Jacket Drive extension to be completed this summer

With an agreement being approved by the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees, the extension of Yellow Jacket Drive is projected to be completed by the end of June. During a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, the board approved to deed the property the driveway will sit on to the City of Greenville and approved a title permit to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Firefighters wait in the front yard of the residence at 115 First St. in Trufant Monday evening as a precaution as firefighters check the home to assure a fire that began in the basement of the home is completely extinguished. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Trufant basement fire quickly extinguished, no one injured

A family of six is resting peacefully at a nearby friend’s home today after firefighters successfully contained and extinguished a fire in the basement of their Trufant home. Melissa Portell and her husband, Jeremy Portell, along with their four children, were home at their residence at 115 W. First St. when Melissa discovered a fire in the basement.

The Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees met Monday at the Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

MCC moves forward with Early College program

The Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees took the next step toward ensuring the Early College program will move forward. During the board’s meeting on Monday, trustees approved the Early College consortium agreement, which commits MCC to being a part of the program.

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Belding schools returns to semesters format

Beginning this fall, students at Belding Area Schools will have to adjust to a change in scheduling as the district returns to a curriculum designed around semester scheduling, as it dismisses the current trimester format. Members of the Belding Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to approve a request that will take effect at the start of the 2013-14 school year to disband the current trimester format, which has been in effect in Belding since the 2006-07 school year.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 19, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Carson City-Crystal’s Hailey Geister, right, looks to make a pass during a game this season. The Eagles are 16-2 overall.

Carson City-Crystal girls upend No. 3 Saginaw Nouvel

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles just keep winning. Playing on Saturday, the Eagles won their 12th consecutive game. It was easily its biggest win of the year and more than likely one of its biggest wins in school history.

Greenville’s Megan O’Brien brings the ball up the court during a game early this season. Greenville can clinch the O-K Bronze Conference title outright with a win tonight at home against Forest Hills Eastern.

Greenville girls look to claim outright league title

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team is just one win away from clinching an outright O-K Bronze championship. Friday’s win at Cedar Springs gave the Yellow Jackets at least a share of the title. Not to be selfish, but the Yellow Jackets want that title for themselves and no one else. All Greenville needs to do is defeat Forest Hills Central tonight at home.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Monday, Feb. 18

Vestaburg 59, Montabella 52: The Wolverines won a makeup MSAC game on Monday at Montabella. Down by two to start the third quarter, the Wolverines outscored the Mustangs 22-13 in the final quarter…

Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge

Carson City police chief offers partnership with CC-C Area Schools

Carson City Police Chief Bruce Partridge is offering the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education a partnership similar to the one Carson Health has to boost security in the school district. During roundtable discussion at the annual board meeting on Jan. 11, Partridge informed board members about the cost.