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Methamphetamine-related arrests pile up in Greenville area

Methamphetamine-related crimes are on the rise in Montcalm County, and law enforcement officials are racing to keep up with the addicts turned criminals. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell said his officers have been working closely with the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Greenville Department of Public Safety in light of an “increase in meth-related incidents within the county, especially in the Greenville area.”

Eagles point guard Mikayla Duflo hurries the ball up the court on Tuesday night. Duflo scored a game-high 18 points.

Duflo, defense leads CC-Crystal to first victory of season

The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team won a lot of low scoring defensive games a year ago. This year, it looks like the offense is poised to be a consistent threat. Led by Mikayla Duflo’s 18 points, the Eagles cruised to an opening night 53-29 victory over the Central Montcalm Hornets at home.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 28, 2012

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Montabella's Gabby Larson (24) shoots over top of Chippewa Hills' Hannah Guy during the third quarter of the teams' game Tuesday night.

Montabella girls open basketball season with win

Montabella’s girls basketball team got a win, and that’s all coach Terry Larsen really cared about. “We’re always happy with a win,” he said.

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ROUNDUPS: Girls basketball results from Tuesday, Nov. 27

Lakeview 60, Evart 20: The Wildcats opened the season with a win against the other Wildcats Tuesday night. Megan Leach led Lakeview with 19 points, followed by Andrea Henry with 16 and Estelle Molitor with 14…

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Michigan State Police Lakeview post welcomes 4 troopers

The Michigan State Police recently welcomed four new troopers to its Lakeview post. Mark Fisher, Evan Mize, Benjamin Stadler and Andrew Young recently graduated from the 123rd Trooper Recruit School in Lansing.

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GUEST VIEW: Education goals based on growth, not achievement

Imagine lining up to run a 5-K race then realizing some runners get to start a half a kilometer in front of the starting line but you are two kilometers behind the starting line. That’s not fair, is it?

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Belding Labor Day Homecoming Board and Committee disbands

The current fate of the signature summer event in downtown Belding now rests in the hands of the unknown after members of the Belding Labor Day Homecoming Board and Committee chose to disband after the group’s October meeting. Committee Chairman Mike Tefft quelled all rumors during last week’s Belding City Council meeting when he chose to address members of the city council personally.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 27, 2012

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Central Montcalm’s Savannah Case posts up looking for a pass during a game last year. The Hornets travel to Carson City tonight to begin the 2012-13 girls high school basketball season.

Central Montcalm, CC-Crystal to start girls hoops season

After three weeks of practice and scrimmages, the girls high school basketball season is set to tip off tonight with five area games. The featured matchup takes place in Carson City as the Central Montcalm Hornets visit to begin the season. Each team is coming off completely different seasons.