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Members of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners will no longer be flipping through hundreds of pages of meeting packets as they make the switch to wireless electronic tablet devices, which will allow the commissioners to read their packets on the devices, saving on the cost of printing on paper. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County Commissioners going paperless, purchasing iPads

The idea of moving forward into the digital age has now officially become a reality for the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners as each member of the board will soon possess a wireless tablet device to use during meetings and on a daily basis. With each commissioner sitting with their 139-page meeting packet before them at the Montcalm County Administration Building Monday afternoon in Stanton, members of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to do away with the paper packets and approved the purchase of wireless electronic tablet devices to use in order to replace the paper packets.

Lakeview’s Sadie Massie goes in for a basket during Monday’s district opening win over Belding at Alma High School Lakeview won 59-43.

Henry drains 25, leads Lakeview past Belding

During the pregame warmups, the Lakeview Wildcats seemed to be shooting the ball pretty well. They definitely did not waste any shots prior to the game, especially senior Andrea Henry. Henry scored a game-high 25 points, while leading the Wildcats to a 59-43 district opening win over the Belding Redskins on Monday night at Alma.

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CC-Crystal wins district opener

A fast-moving girls basketball game took place in Pewamo in the Class C district tournament Monday. It was all Carson City-Crystal.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Monday, Feb. 25

Central Montcalm 56, Holton 45: The Green Hornets picked up a CSAA win over the Red Devils on Monday night in a make-up game. Lane Ledford had 18 points and Scott Schalow scored 12 for Central…

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 26, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2013

From left, James Moon, 16, Alex Seal, 17, Jesse Moon, 18, along with officer Cheryl Houser, were given commendations by or their assistance in helping an elderly citizen.

Carson City Council to put ordinances online

Carson City residents will be able to see the municipality’s ordinances with a click of a mouse, thanks to the City Council approving codification at their meeting Tuesday night. With a 6-0 approval — Mayor Bruce Tasker was absent — the council approved spending $9,985 initial costs to get the 60-plus ordinances cleaned up and converted to an online version.

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SHORT TAKES: Sunday a glorious winter day

Winter is still with us, and it looks like it will keep punching for a while longer. But if we gotta have winter, let it be like yesterday. The sun was shining, the snow was beautiful, the temperature was moderate, a day perfect for ice fishing and the kids were sledding at Tower Mountain.

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OUR VIEW: Michigan needs to fix roads by any means

Paving the way to Michigan’s future is going to cost money, but it’s the only sensible approach to rebuild our state’s roads and bridges. It’s a certainty that we’ll pay either for needed upgrades, or we will pay the price with added vehicle repairs, personal injuries, limited commercial (jobs) growth and loss of federal monetary support for our road systems.

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Equipment violation stop ends in meth bust

Two Hubbardston men and Muir woman were arrested after a Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper found methamphetamine and methamphetamine components. Trooper Hunter stopped the vehicle driven by Jason Reed, 35, of Hubbardston, on Feb. 16 for and equipment violation. Trooper searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine lab components.

Classic snowmobiles were put center stage Saturday during the Lakeview Winterfest snowmobile races on Tamarack Lake. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Return of more seasonal weather boosts Lakeview’s Winterfest

Winter was back in force for this year’s Winterfest in Lakeview, where more than 100 snowmobilers gathered to show their sleds, swap and sell, and compete in BEVRA vintage snowmobile racing on Tamarack Lake. The two-day event also featured food booths, courtesy of the Lakeview Lions Club, and a beer tent with live music, sponsored by the Lakeview Area Jaycees.