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Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Sova-Hollinshead speaks to members of the Montcalm County Finance and Personnel Committee Monday morning, requesting additional funds and hours for one of her current part-time employees. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Marine Patrol, Animal Control seeking additional funds for positions

With the busier recreational summer season still awaiting on a warmer horizon, two Montcalm County departments have made requests to better prepare their staff for the future. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Montcalm County Animal Control are seeking additional funds from the county to pay for positions to help aid in current and future labor situations.

Lakeview’s Jon Wandel (5) lays up despite the defense of Central Montcalm’s Ben Bishop during the teams’ game Monday night.

Lindsey stars as Lakeview downs Central Montcalm

Shawn Lindsey had a night to remember Monday night. The Lakeview junior scored 22 points to lead the Wildcats to a 52-34 win over the Central Montcalm Green Hornets.

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ROUNDUP: Prep results from Monday, Jan. 14

Boys basketball St. Louis 61, Montabella 54: The Mustangs went down M-46 for a non-conference game against the Sharks but lost Monday night. Nate Jankowsky scored 18 points and Tyler House added 10 to the effort. Quote: “We gave up too many offensive rebounds. Their (St. Louis’) post player killed us.” – Montabella coach Gary [...]

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ROUNDUP: Prep results from Saturday, Jan. 12

Montabella 5-0: The Mustangs went undefeated to win the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday. Montabella defeated Morley Stanwood 75-11, Farwell 40-32, Lakeview 60-9, Clare 46-34 and Cedar Springs 48-30…

Belding’s Dakota Foster wrestles against Grant’s Benancio Rodriguez during Saturday’s home invitational. The Redskins went 3-0 on the day.

Belding wrestlers finish 3-0 at home invitational

What was supposed to be an eight-team invitational turned into a regular quadrangular. Regardless, the Belding Redskins put forth a dominating performance by winning all three matches at home on Saturday. Earlier this week, two schools canceled coming to the Redskins Invitational and another was a no-show Saturday morning, leaving the invitational with just four teams.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 15, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to a house fire at 600 E. Fairplains Street in Greenville. The home was vacant and the cause is yet to be determined. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Fire damages vacant home in Greenville

A vacant home was damaged by a fire Monday night in Greenville after a neighbor called 911 when they saw smoke.

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Lakeview DPW director charged with embezzlement

The director of Lakeview’s Department of Public Works is being charged with embezzling from the village’s fleet vehicle fuel program. Gary Lee Jensen, 61, of Lakeview, was arraigned Monday in 64B District Court in Stanton.

Kristen and Bernard Lacy of Sheridan are pictured with their baby boy, Gunnar, who was the first baby of the year born at Carson Health. — Courtesy photo

Carson Health welcomes first baby of the year

The first baby to be born at Carson Health made a grand entrance at 10:18 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. Bernard and Kristin Lacy of Sheridan are the parents of a boy, Gunnar Michael, who weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth.

The team at Lake Montcalm Boat & Auto Center is comprised of, from left, Niles Thompson, Mike Pierson, Jeremy Thompson, Kathy Pierson and owner Bob Gilman. The facility will be expanding this spring.

BIZ BEAT: Lake Montcalm Boat & Auto Center expanding in spring

If there’s a motor under the hood, chances are Lake Montcalm Boat & Auto Center will be able to fix it. The showroom and shop have been serving the community’s auto and marine needs since officially opening in 2011.