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ROUNDUP: Prep wrestling scores from Saturday, Dec. 8

Wrestling Montabella undefeated at Big Rapids: The Mustangs went 3-0 in their matches at the Big Rapids Invitational Saturday but finished second to the host Cardinals in the individual part of the tournament. Montabella beat Greenville’s B team 64-12, Petoskey 42-33 and Muskegon Orchard View 60-18. Taking first place in their weight classes were Tristan [...]

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ED GILBERT: Peppermint deer hunting

You’ve likely heard it said that almost anything can happen on a deer hunt. Well, now I believe it. Allow me to explain. It was colder than a well-digger’s auger up north the other day when I decided to get out the old muzzleloader, better known in some parts as a smoke pole, and try again for a buck.

With 12 remodeled lanes, certified by the U.S. Bowling Congress, the Alley Cat Bar & Grill bowling alley is the hottest destination in Lakeview. The cerfitied lanes qualifys it it for tournaments, both adult and high school.

BIZ BEAT: New owner reopens Lakeview bowling alley

Is this heaven? For some local bowlers, Lakeview’s reopened and remodeled bowling center, renamed Alley Cat Bar & Grill, just might be. Since its soft opening Dec. 1, it has the community buzzing with excitement about having a new recreational facility and another place to enjoy a dinner and drinks with family and friends.

Deb Jones, the new director of the Alvah N. Belding Library, reaches for a book Friday afternoon at the library at 302. E. Main St. in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New library director believes she’s ‘lucky’ to be working in Belding

Amending budgets, managing employee hours and taking on the many challenges that face public libraries today, the responsibilities of the new Alvah N. Library director add up quickly, but ask Deb Jones about her duties and she’ll tell you she’s glad to be doing it in a community like Belding.

Greenville’s Ian Cooper goes up for a shot against Belding’s Kole Hart during Friday’s game. Cooper finished the game with 14 points.

Greenville defeats rival Redskins on hardcourt

Intensity is never a problem when Belding and Greenville meet. That is true for any sport between the two rivals. On the hard court Friday, the Yellow Jackets bounced back from a poor defensive effort on Tuesday to shut down the Redskins early in a 61-48 win.

Central Montcalm’s Ashton Bohen moves the ball against a defender from Chippewa Hills on Friday night.

Central Montcalm falls to Chip Hills on special night

A big night for Central Montcalm High School saw a disappointing end. The “Orange Out” game to raise money for juvenile diabetes research went to the visiting Chippewa Hills Warriors 50-38 Friday night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 7

CC-Crystal 46, Vestaburg 22: The Eagles won for the first time this season in the MSAC when they beat the Wolverines Friday night. Tori Christensen and Mackenzie Geister each scored 10 points for CC-Crystal…

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OUR VIEW: A 21st century tale of two cities

There’s controversy in Belding these days regarding the city’s consent agreement with Electrolux and the impending demolition of the Gibson buildings and property in the heart of town. Those buildings represent 110 years of Belding history and it’s easy to understand disappointment in a settlement that cost $200,000 to pursue.

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2 juveniles arrested for Greenville vehicle larcenies

Two juveniles were arrested Friday after allegedly breaking into Greenville vehicles. Officers from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to two larceny from vehicle reports around 11 p.m. Thursday, both on N. Lafayette Street.

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Three positions cut from Central Montcalm Public School owing to shrinking budget

When Central Montcalm Public School students begin new class schedules at the semester break in January, there will also be some teachers with new schedules, as a result of layoffs of staff.