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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.

Bill Burden

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…

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Montcalm County employee charged after Christmas party skirmish

A Montcalm County employee is being charged after an alleged altercation with another employee at the county Christmas party last month. Amber Lynn Barnes of Stanton was charged last Friday with drunk and disorderly conduct, a possible 90-day misdemeanor, according to Mecosta County Prosecutor Peter Jaklevic, who has been appointed special prosecutor in the case.

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Lakeview Community Schools to hire resource officer

Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to hire a resource officer to create a police presence in the district’s schools. In a joint agreement with the village, the school will pay half the salary for an officer from the Lakeview Police Department to spend between four to six hours per day patrolling school buildings.