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JUST IN: Crystal Community Library takes one step closer to changing facilities

The effort to move the Crystal Community Library to a more reliable facility has taken one step closer to reality.

Belding’s Monica Baylis, left, goes in for a shot against Montabella’s Madi Cutler during Tuesday’s game. The Redskins won 36-31. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Breimayer leads Belding to comeback win over Montabella

Hallee Briemayer caught fire when her team needed it the most. The Belding Redskins struggled offensively most of the night, but its defense was outstanding. While the defense was forcing key turnovers down the stretch, Breimayer was filling the basket in a 36-31 comeback win at Montabella on Tuesday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Feb. 10

Hastings 50, Greenville 46: The Yellow Jackets lost to the Saxons Tuesday night. Troy Bedenbaugh had 13 points and Mitch Niewoonder added 10 for Greenville…

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Division 3 district wrestling set for tonight

The road to Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek begins tonight for high school wrestling teams in Divisions 1 and 3. That means Belding, Central Montcalm, Lakeview and Tri County will have their team districts tonight in Division 3. The winners advance to team regionals next week.

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Belding claims victory in home robotics tournament

There appears to be no denying the Belding High School Robotics program, especially on its home turf. On Saturday a total of seven Belding teams, five from the high school and two from Belding Middle School, competed in the third annual Belding High School Robotics Tournament.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 11, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

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JUST IN: Belding City Council selects Bruce Brown as interim city manager

Bruce Brown is no stranger to the profession of managing cities, and now he is expected to bring his knowledge of the industry to this community.

Montcalm Area Career Center instructor Merry Kim Meyers, pictured working with her students and a live goat in her classroom on Friday, is one of 19 finalists for Michigan Teacher of The Year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MACC instructor is finalist for Michigan Teacher of the Year

Nicole Cooley’s day doesn’t begin with the rest of her high school peers. It starts much earlier, around 1 a.m. when the Vestaburg High School sophomore delivers newspapers. After about several hours of delivering, she returns to her grandparents’ home, knowing her efforts are helping her sick grandfather who can no longer deliver newspapers himself. Then she goes to the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) to begin her school day. As she walks through the door, sometimes yawning, there is not much that can wake or excite the 17-year-old student … until she enters the classroom of Merry Kim Meyers.

Who’s who? Carson City-Crystal twins Dillen, left, and Darren Decker are both looking to win an individual state championship, while leading the Eagles back to Battle Creek for the team state finals. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Decker twins are state championship contenders

Darren and Dillen Decker are two of a kind … literally. The Carson City-Crystal duo are identical twins. To the untrained eye, it’s basically a 50/50 guess figuring out who’s who.

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Montabella gridders, Taylor HM academic all-state

Montabella’s football team was named an honorable mention academic all-state by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association. Along with the team designation, Pete Taylor also was named honorable mention academic all-state individually.