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Raines wins Montcalm County drain commissioner primary

Money and experience were the two touchstones in the race for the Republican nomination for Montcalm County drain commissioner, but when the dust settled Tuesday, Sandy Raines — currently serving as chief deputy drain commissioner — came away with the win.

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4 districts pick GOP candidates for Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

Primary election results rolled in Tuesday night after a day at the polls for Montcalm County residents. Montcalm County commissioner winners in Republican primaries were Dale Reyburn, Tom Lindeman, Ron Braman and Steve DeWitt.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 8, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

Carson City-Crystal coach Jason Gray, right, demonstrates a blocking technique with Thomas Marek (54) during Tuesday’s practice.

CC-Crystal working hard on football field

Carson City-Crystal’s football team started full team practices Monday, and coach Jason Gray already likes what he sees. Gray noted there were 23 players on the varsity football team this season, which is the most he’s had since becoming a coach of the Eagles.

Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cusack, right, prepares to do a running drill during practice Tuesday.

Cusack prepares to lead Eagles football

Garner Cusack played a lot of baseball this summer. But now he’s ready for some football. Cusack had been playing baseball for an under-16 team that went to Michigan State University for the Capitol City Tournament. But now he is focused on the gridiron.

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Elderly Crystal man located after reported missing

An elderly Crystal man reported missing Tuesday was located later that evening by police in Saginaw County.

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Complete 2012 Primary Election Results

Results from contested elections and proposals for the Aug. 7, 2012, Primary Election.

Marty Spaulding, general manager of Title Check in Kalamazoo, acted as auctioneer for the dozens of bidders who attended Montcalm County’s foreclosure auction Monday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm County hosts annual auction of more than 100 foreclosed properties

The Montcalm County Administrative Building was packed Monday as standing-room-only hopefuls vied to get their hands on one of 100+ foreclosed properties, but only three dozen people walked out of the old courthouse with a deed. Marty Spaulding, general manager of Title Check in Kalamazoo, acted as the day’s auctioneer. More than half the people in the audience were first-time participants in a foreclosure auction, so Spaulding spent more than half an hour reviewing how a foreclosure auction works.

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Belding man attacks former girlfriend and her friends

A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulting her and four of her friends. Michael Jones, 45, of Belding, is charged with two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, one count of assault and one count of home invasion. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 7, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012