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Former Michigan linebacker Obi Ezeh speaks about football and life at Montcalm Community College Monday.

Former U-M linebacker talks life, football at MCC

A former running back turned linebacker for the University of Michigan related his experiences playing for the Wolverines at Montcalm Community College Monday to crowd of about 50 people. Obi Ezeh, who played for Michigan from 2007-2010, was the guest speaker at an event that was part of a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Ezeh spoke about how his experiences with the Wolverines related to life.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, Jan. 20

Lowell 73, Belding 55: The Redskins fell in a Monday night nonleague contest against the Red Arrows. Lowell outscored the Redskins 36-17 over the middle two quarters to set the tone…

Lakeview’s Nolan Saxton goes for a pin during his semifinal match on Saturday at the Lakeview Invitational. Saxton went on to win the match and the 112-pound championship.

Tri County takes second place at Lakeview Invitational

Four area teams participated in Saturday’s individual wrestling format Lakeview Invitational. The Tri County Vikings placed second out of 15 teams with 157.5 points. Behind tournament winner Mason County Central’s 172.


CMU’s Johnson scores 1,000th point

Finally, Taylor Johnson can concentrate on team basketball. The Central Michigan senior and 2010 graduate of Belding High School scored her 1,000th career point Saturday when the Chippewas beat Bowling Green in overtime 82-79.

Several signs marking the closing of Whites Bridge Road at the former Whites Covered Bridge are posted during the four-mile stretch of road from Smyrna to the crossing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Friends Rebuilding Whites Bridge Board optimistic bridge will be rebuilt

The mission to rebuild the historic Whites Covered Bridge is one that will undoubtably take time, effort and money that will go well beyond the foreseeable future. But for those who are leading the charge to see a crossing again connect the banks of the Flat River across Whites Bridge Road, there is no lack of passion to accomplish the feat.


Funeral Notices for Jan. 21, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Local Blue Star Mother President Deann Oliver, left, and Vice President Kathy Barnes want area mothers of service men and women to know the organization is available to lend help and support wherever needed. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Blue Star Mothers: ‘You’re not alone’

Dec. 7, 1941, a date that, according to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, would live in infamy. It also was a date that would forever change the face of America. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese military brought the United States into a war upon which the country would eventually expend 418,500 lives, most of them young men.


ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 18

Boys basketball CC-Crystal 65, Beal City 52: The Eagles made up a game that was postponed Jan. 6 due to weather, beating the Aggies Saturday night. Aaron Haines led CC-Crystal with 13, Garret Tabor added 12 and Rhett Pringle added 10 for the Eagles. Record: 5-3. Next game: at home agianst Highland Park Academy Tuesday [...]


Friends Rebuilding Whites Bridge Executive Board pursuing nonprofit status

It’s been more than six months since the quiet morning of July 7 was suddenly awaked by the sight of the historic Whites Bridge engulfed in flames. The bridge, erected in 1867, was destroyed that day as it eventually collapsed into the Flat River.


Firefighters contain Montcalm Township blaze to garage

Firefighters were able to prevent flames from a garage fire at 2978 S. Greenville Road from spreading to the attached home Friday after arriving on scene to find one wall of the garage engulfed in flames. A breezeway provided a buffer between the home and the garage as firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical issue, said Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson.