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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 14

CC-Crystal 48, Montabella 34: The Eagles took the MSAC game against the Mustangs Friday night. Grant Gage had 16 points, Arron Haines added 13 and Garrett Tabor scored 11 for 40 of the 48 CC-Crystal points…


Carson City Lions Club seeking Citizen of the Year nominations

The Carson City Lions Club is seeking nominations for this year’s Carson City Area Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year will be honored at the 21st annual Community Recognition Night, on Tuesday, March 18, at St Mary’s Hall.

Jenny Bennett prepares her old-fashioned baked goods while her grandson, Daniel, looks on. On the menu today is homemade Cannonsville Road Caramel Nut Popcorn. “It takes over two hours, start to finish,” said Bennett, “but the results are so much better than store-bought.”

BUSINESS BEAT: Bennett opens new Blue Ribbon Bakery in Belding

Jenny Bennett has always had a flair for baking; she describes it not only as a hobby, but as “a way of life.” She’s happiest, she says, when she’s in the kitchen, the rich, sweet smells of yeast and sugar dusting the oven-warmed air.

The Crystal Community Library, located at 221 W. Lake St., needs maintenance and repair work that the township cannot afford. As a result, the library will be moving to the Crystal Township Community Center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Community Library moving to Crystal Township Community Center

The Crystal Community Library building was once sold to Crystal Township as a gift for just $1. However, after years of wear and tear on the building, its purpose as a library will likely be ending soon.

A group of fifth-graders examine the “organs” of an artificial human torso during the a mini medical school event at Baldwin Heights Elementary School. Surgeons from Spectrum United Health Hospital instructed students on a variety of surgeries. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville elementary school students enjoy hands-on medical experience

Scalpel, please. Donning full surgeon gear, fifth-grade students at Baldwin Heights and Lincoln Heights elementary in Greenville got a first-person point of view of what it’s like to operate on different organs within the human torso.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 15, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

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Greenville firefighters, officers prepare for emergencies with ice rescue training

The majority of local lakes, rivers and streams may be safely frozen over for the time being, but in a matter of weeks, the current frozen tundra that is Michigan will began to thaw, creating dangerous situations for those who continue to venture onto the ice. That’s why members of the Greenville Department of Public Safety took time Thursday afternoon to partake in an ice rescue training session on Baldwin Lake, to remain proficient in their skills before the dangers of thawing ice occur.

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Montcalm County’s recycling coordinator resigns

Jacob Rytlewski is exchanging a job in an often cold climate for a new adventure in a warmer atmosphere. Rytlewski, the resource recovery coordinator for Montcalm County, has resigned to take a job in Florida. His last day working for Montcalm County will be Feb. 21 and he plans to head south in early March.

Lakeview’s Lauren Jaquays attempts to block a shot by Central Montcalm’s Hannah Christensen on Thursday evening at Central Montcalm High School.

Lakeview extends winning streak, defeats Central Montcalm

The Lakeview Wildcats girls basketball team keeps on winning. The Wildcats extended their winning streak to 16 games on Thursday with a 54-29 win at Central Montcalm. That was about the only thing coach Dave King was happy with.


CC-Crystal cruises by Montabella, wins 14th straight

The last time Montabella’s girls basketball team played Carson City-Crystal, the Mustangs didn’t make a field goal and lost 26-8. For the first half of Thursday’s rematch, it looked like they may get shut out again.