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Rob Butler, left, and Mike Versluis, sprinkler fitters with Fire Pros of Grand Rapids, work to repair broken pipes that burst due to freezing temperatures in the Covered Village Mall in Belding Monday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Frozen pipe bursting causes stir at Belding mall

The former Rayborn hardware store has been empty for several years, but even vacant buildings can cause unexpected problems for nearby business owners. That was the case around 9 a.m. Monday when a frozen pipe burst, triggering an alarm that required the attention of the Belding Fire Department.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 13, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

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JUST IN: Strategic planning topic at Greenville school board

One of the many topics the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education discussed at its meeting Monday night revolved around preparing for the districts next strategic plan.

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JUST IN: Opinions on Lakeview sidewalk ordinance heard

A possible snow removal ordinance was again the focus of Monday evening’s meeting of the Lakeview Village Council.

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JUST IN: Montcalm County committee members discuss dog kennel ordinance

Committee members representing the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners discussed and vote on multiple county issues Monday, including a kennel ordinance, a newly created military department and whether to fund a wage study of elected officials.

A look at the Detroit Pistons court during the Greenville Yellow Jackets/Belding Redskins girls basketball game at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. - Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Greenville sweeps rival Belding at The Palace

It was an experience the Greenville and Belding varsity basketball programs won’t forget anytime soon. Well, the Belding boys and girls team might want to forget the final scores. The rest, they will remember.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan 10

Greenville second at Rockford: The Yellow Jackets went 4-1 at the Rockford Tournament on Saturday. Greenville defeated Rockford “B” 61-15, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 50-24, Okemos 65-9 and Tri County 39-32. In the finals, Greenville lost to Grand Ledge 37-18…

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CC-Crystal beats Sacred Heart in battle of top ranked teams

A pair of No. 1-ranked teams had a classic down-to-the wire match-up that came down to the last shot. Carson City-Crystal, ranked No. 1 in Class C in the first Associated Press poll posted this season, outlasted Class D No. 1-ranked Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 38-37.

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ED GILBERT: The ‘game’ is in my way

Maybe one can’t really concentrate on hunting or fishing this time of year, since we’ve had some weather that has been less than agreeable. However, I have a problem with either sport about this time of year.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 12, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Jan. 12, 2015