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Cedar Spring man arraigned for October 2012 break-ins

A Cedar Springs man was arraigned Thursday morning in connection with a series of breaking and entering complaints that took place last October in Pierson and Reynolds townships. According to Det. Sgt. Thomas Goerge, of the Montcalm County Sheriffs Office, Keith Allan Ames, 25, is charged with one count of breaking and entering into a residence. He is being held on a $15,000 bond and awaiting further court appearances.

Montcalm County is teaming up with Comprenew in Grand Rapids to offer a place for people to dispose of their unwanted electronic waste. The trailer will be at Greenville High School from March 4 through March 17. It will then move to Carson City and on to other locations throughout Montcalm County. — Courtesy photo

Electronic recycling coming to Greenville

Montcalm County is teaming up with a Grand Rapids business to bring electronic recycling to the area. Because electronic waste is a growing concern in the environment as it leaks harmful toxins into soil and water, Montcalm County Resource Recovery Coordinator Jacob Rytlewski said it’s important to bring an electronic recycling option to the county.

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Central Montcalm schools listen to Early College pitch

Two new opportunities for students to learn were introduced to the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education Wednesday night. One was excitedly welcomed while the other was hesitantly tabled one month. Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino and Montcalm Area Intermediate School District superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht presented an overview of the new Early College Program, and option for all seven districts in the MAISD.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 22, 2013

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Different year, same result.

For the second year in a row, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has won a share of a conference title. This time around it’s a share of the Mid-State Activities Conference title, claiming a share with a 50-14 drubbing of Coleman Thursday night.

CC-Crystal wraps up conference basketball title

Different year, same result. For the second year in a row, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has won a share of a conference title. This time around it’s a share of the Mid-State Activities Conference title, claiming a share with a 50-14 drubbing of Coleman Thursday night.

Carson City-Crystal coach Kacy Datema looks on during a match this season at Lowell. The Eagles face New Lothrop in the team state quarterfinals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek tonight at 5:30 p.m

Former Eagle leads wrestling team to state finals

Carson City-Crystal coach Kacy Datema had one goal when he took over the Eagles wrestling program three years ago… start winning again. The former Eagles wrestler was part of a winning tradition that had gone awry in the few seasons before becoming head coach. Datema was a two-time individual state champion for the Eagles and had the opportunity to compete at the team state finals in 1988.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursdsay, Feb. 21

Central Montcalm 52, Hesperia 36: The Green Hornets picked up a CSAA win Thursday night when they outscored the Panthers 31-16 in the second half. Scott Schalow led Central with 11 points …

The Belding Area Schools Administration Building, at 1975 Orchard St. in Belding, will now remain open heading into the 2013-14 school year. The Belding school board had previously voted to close the facility in 2011. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Administration building to remain open in Belding

After a thorough reevaluation, members of the Belding Area Schools Board of Education reversed a decision from more than a year ago that will now keep the district’s administration building on Orchard Street open and in use. At Monday night’s school board meeting, a unanimous vote changed a decision from November 2011 that was originally in favor of closing the facility.

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New resource available in Montcalm County for paying mortgage or property taxes

The number of foreclosed properties continue to be on the rise in Montcalm County. The county forfeited 880 parcels in 2009 (from 2007 taxes), 974 parcels in 2010 (from 2008 taxes), 1,180 parcels in 2011 (from 2009 taxes) and 1,200 parcels last year (from 2010 taxes), according to Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 22, 2013

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