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Central Montcalm’s Todd Switzer fires up a three-point shot during the fourth quarter of Friday’s home game against Big Rapids. Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm rallies for win over Big Rapids

Todd Switzer’s fourth three-pointer was his biggest of the night, and quite possibly the biggest of the season. With just 2.6 seconds remaining, Switzer, who was also fouled on the shot, drained his final three-pointer and only free throw of the night to give the Central Montcalm Hornets a thrilling, 46-42 come-from-behind victory over the Big Rapids Cardinals on Friday night.

Central Montcalm’s Zac MacDonald competes against Grant’s Chase Hicks during the 140-pound championship match on Saturday. Hicks won by 12-1 major decision.

Mason County Central wins Lakeview Invitational

The Lakeview Wildcats hosted its annual individual wrestling tournament on Saturday. Mason County Central outlasted 16 schools to earn the championship this weekend with 202 points. Grant was second with 164 points and Belding third with 150.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 24

Greenville wins Fenton Invitational: The Yellow Jackets went undefeated to win the Fenton Invitational Saturday. Greenville opened with a 59-19 win over Hillsdale, then followed with a 48-24 win over Bay City John Glenn. The Jackets hammered Midland Dow 60-8 and Farmington High 62-18 and finished with a 47-28 win over Clinton…

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 26, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

T-Shirts bearing Bailey Lance’s image are being sold at Carson City-Crystal High School to raise funds to help the family with funeral and medical expenses. (Courtesy photos)

Fundraisers held for Lance’s family

Friends of and family of Carson City-Crystal High School student Bailey Lance, who died recently from injuries sustained in a one-car accident, are doing their part to make sure his memory is not forgotten and to help Bailey’s family with medical and funeral expenses.

Discussing the themes of “Oedipus Rex,” such as power, revenge and lust, Greenville High School English teacher Elizabeth Gates engages her advanced placement literature and composition students in a riveting discussing of the age-old tale.

Greenville High School’s Elizabeth Gates nominated for Michigan Teacher of the Year

Elizabeth Gates is the type of English teacher everyone wished they had in school. Dedicated, dynamic and determined are only a few of the adjectives which describe her both in and out of her classroom.

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Citizen cooperation, K9 key in catching Burger King robbery suspect

Patrick Michael O’Connell, 26, of Belding was arraigned Thursday for allegedly robbing the Burger King near Belding. With the help of citizen tips, the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office located a 28-year-old Ionia woman who had reportedly driven the car the suspect had used to flee the scene after allegedly robbing the restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

Jason Chrisman, owner of A Beautiful U beauty salon in Belding, recently opened another business in the Covered Village Mall, a tanning bed salon called Skin City Luxury Tanning. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

New Belding tanning salon a ‘community effort’

Sometimes, one man’s dream can become a vision that inspires an entire community. So it was when Jason Chrisman decided to open a tanning salon at the Covered Village Mall in Belding.

On Wednesday, the Eureka Township Planning Commission considered what to do about nonconforming properties with accessory buildings in the township. Pictured above is one of the four nonconforming properties with accessory buildings in Eureka Township. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Eureka Township Planning Commission discusses nonconforming property

The Eureka Charter Township Planning Commission wants township residents to become a bunch of conformists. At least when it comes to property.

Belding Planning Commission Chairman Gary Knowlton answers questions regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals during Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding OKs zoning candidate questions

This community’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is one step closer to retuning to a board led by a citizen effort instead of the city council. In a 3-2 vote at Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting, council members approved a prepared list of questions for each candidate of the ZBA to answer before the council makes a decision to appoint members to the board at the Feb. 3 council meeting.