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Notre Dame’s Ariel Braker, dark jersey, gets a layup blocked by Central Michigan’s Crystal Bradford during the first half of the teams’ game Thursday night.

Johnson’s Chippewas fall to No. 5 Notre Dame

Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team knew they had a big game Thursday night against fifth-ranked Notre Dame. The crowd knew it too and came out over 3,800 strong to support the Lady Chippewas.

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Greenville, Belding rivalry game tonight

It didn’t take long for the girls high school basketball season to heat up. In just the second game for both schools, the Greenville Yellow Jackets will host longtime rival Belding Redskins tonight at 7 p.m.

Montabella’s Krista Daws defends Chippewa Hills’ Jordan VanSyckle during Tuesday’s season opening 53-42 victory over the Warriors.

Montabella girls hoops off to a winning start

One game and one win so far for the Montabella Mustangs girls basketball team. The Mustangs finished with a stellar 15-5 regular season record a year ago, but lost in their first game of the postseason tournament 51-44 to St. Louis.

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Stanton Community Fire Department marks facelift with open house Dec. 1

There’s no doubt firefighting can be a dangerous, difficult job. The men and women who put in the time and effort needed to protect the rest of us deserve the best training and equipment possible.

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MCC to host 31st annual holiday celebration Dec. 2

Montcalm Community College invites community members to celebrate the holidays during its 31st annual Santa’s Super Sunday on MCC’s campus in Sidney.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 30, 2012

Read funeral notices for Friday, November 30, 2012.

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Boy on bicycle struck by car while going to Greenville Middle School

A boy is being treated at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville for non-life threatening injuries after being hit while riding his bicycle to school this morning.

People can rest inside the newly built gazebo in Fred Meijer’s honor along the Flat River Trail in Greenville. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville gazebo overlooking Baldwin Lake honors Fred Meijer

A gazebo now sits overlooking Baldwin Lake on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Fred Meijer’s honor. The Greenville Area Community Foundation, Spectrum Health United Hospital and Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity collaborated to build the gazebo honoring Meijer.

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BREAKING NEWS: Belding City Manager Randy DeBruine resigns

For eight years, the city of Belding has been with the same manager in Randy DeBruine, but on Wednesday, after submitting his letter of resignation to members of city council, the search will now begin for a new leader. DeBruine will step down Dec. 28 — 30 days after submitting his letter, as is written in his contract, to accept a new position as the Kent County Sheriff’s administrative officer.

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Christmas events are coming to a town near you

Christmas events are coming to towns throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming activities.