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Funeral Notices for March 26, 2013

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Montabella’s Sarah Miller delivers a pitch during a game last season. Miller suffered a season ending hand injury a year ago, but is healthy to start this year.

Montabella softball looks for improved season

It was a difficult year in 2012 for the Montabella Mustangs softball program. The Mustangs struggled to an 8-28 season, which was filled with inexperience to begin with and coupled with multiple injuries to key players.

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Driver arrested after high-speed chase in Belding

A driver was arrested after stealing a vehicle and leading police on a high-speed chase through Ionia and Kent counties.

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Carson Health moves forward with helicopter pad plans

The plans for a helicopter pad at Carson Health are in the architectural stage as hospital officials move forward toward a spring construction date. In January, the Carson City Council approved the sale of the old water tower property to the hospital at a price of $20,000, which was $12,000 less than the appraised value.

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CC-C declines participation in early college program

The Carson City-Crystal Area SchoolsBoard of Education is choosing not to participate in an early college program offered by Montcalm Community College. “We decided to hold off on participating in the early college program,” Superintendent Kevin Murphy said. “With less funding coming from the state level and tightening our budget, it just isn’t financially feasible for us to participate.”

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, shows off an original election pin from his 1978 election campaign, which was gifted to him Saturday evening at the 8th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner hosted by the Montcalm County Democrats at the VFW Hall in Sheridan. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sen. Levin visits, thanks Montcalm County for more than 30 years of support

Sen. Carl Levin may have had one of his busier weekends in Washington, D.C., in recent memory, but that didn’t stop him from making a scheduled stop in Montcalm County Saturday evening. After a 13-hour process resulting in the first formal United States budget proposal in four years finally ended at 5 a.m. Saturday, Levin boarded a plane and flew back to Michigan with his sights on the VFW Hall in Sheridan for the eighth annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner, hosted by the Montcalm County Democrats.

Central Montcalm’s Mason Barnwell brings the ball up the court during the Class B district tournament this season.

Different facets to Central Montcalm boys hoop season

Sure, Central Montcalm’s boys basketball team could have had a better season. The Green Hornets were 4-17 on the season, but not all was lost, according to coach John Kearney.

Greenville senior Curtis Heppe leans in for a shot this past season.

A down season for Greenville boys hoop team

Greenville’s boys basketball team had some big expectations for the past season despite losing almost all their starters from last season to the college ranks. The Yellow Jackets were heading into a new conference in the O-K Bronze and the season started with some optimism.

Carson City-Crystal sophomore Kyler Simmon defends Ryan Wade of Laingsburg during the Class C district tournament this month.

Experience pays off for CC-Crystal boys hoops

Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team had a chance to make a name for themselves. The Eagles were within a game of sharing a Mid-State Activities Conference title and ended up in the championship game of a Class C district.

Belding senior Tyler Strevel, middle, signs his letter of intent to play for Aquinas College coach Doug Greenslave, right, as Belding coach Mike Ostrander, left, looks on.

Belding’s Strevel signs baseball letter of intent

Belding senior Tyler Strevel said playing college baseball “has been a dream for a long time.” That dream came true on Wednesday when he signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Aquinas College next season.