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‘Protect Yourself’ teaches youth to recognize, respond to danger

One classroom at a time, through creative and memorable methods, the effort to create awareness in children of the real life dangers of abductors and predators is growing throughout Montcalm County. The “Protect Yourself” program, funded and organized by The We Care for Kids Council, has been implemented to teach children how to recognize and respond to various dangerous, disturbing, and destructive situations.

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Belding City Council eyes road repairs

Next year is shaping up to be a busy year for road repair in Belding. During Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting at the Pere Marquette Depot, council members voted unanimously to begin accepting proposals for engineering work on two separate road construction projects within the city.

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Howard City makes firearm purchase changes

The Howard City Police Department recently announced several changes in how firearm purchase permits will be issued, according to Police Chief Steve DeWitt.

Ronald Kent

Fenwick man is headed to trial for attempted murder

A Fenwick man has been found competent to stand trial after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the head last spring. Ronald Kent, 52, is charged with assault and intent to commit murder (a felony with a possible life sentence), two counts of felony firearms (each a possible two-year felony) and manufacturing more than 20 but less than 200 marijuana plants (a possible seven-year felony).

Area school buses using hazard lights will allow the traffic to flow unobstructed while providing the safety of pupil boarding and exiting the bus. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Hazard light stops now common among school buses

To help reduce traffic backups on major roadways, local school districts have migrated toward using hazard light stops on certain bus routes. The most recent school district to operate under the new lighting system is Greenville Public Schools, which implemented the changes on Jan. 7.

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Former Montcalm County undersheriff was ‘a tremendous resource’

A longtime law enforcement veteran who previously served as undersheriff in Montcalm County has died. William “Bill” Burden died Thursday after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. He was 65 years old.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Lakeview’s Estelle Molitor moves the ball against Central Montcalm’s Shelby McIntyre on Tuesday. Lakeview won 50-31.

Lakeview wins foul-plagued rivalry game with Central Montcalm

Rivalry basketball games are intense and usually physical. That’s expected. Such was the case Tuesday night in Stanton as the Lakeview Wildcats (6-3, 4-3) earned a hard fought, foul-riddled game over rival Central Montcalm 50-31 in a CSAA matchup.

Central Montcalm senior Breanna Collins blocks out during Tuesday’s game at home against Lakeview. Collins will play basketball for Alma College next year.

Central Montcalm’s Breanna Collins to play hoops at Alma

Central Montcalm senior basketball player Breanna Collins will have the opportunity to play her favorite game for another four years. The Hornet center recently committed to play college basketball at Alma College of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Jan. 15

Greenville 45, Lakewood 33: The Yellow Jackets continued their winning ways with a nonconference road win on Tuesday night. Leah Somerfield helped Greenville to the win with 15 points and eight rebounds…