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ED GILBERT: The out-of-doors is still active

Yes, winter is still with us and so is that pile of snow that still may be blocking your driveway. However, some hunting is still with us and fishing is an outdoor getaway as well. Along with that, some of our outdoor organizations are either planning or about to stage their annual banquets and fundraisers.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 25, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Tri County High School, located just south of Howard City, will receive a new office at the main entrance as part of a voter approved sinking fund proposal Tuesday — File photo

Tri County sinking fund proposal passes by 20 votes

Voters in the Tri County Area School district narrowly approved a $2.7 million sinking fund proposal Tuesday by just 20 votes. The final tally was 555 “yes” votes to 535 “no” votes, or about 51 to 49 percent.

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Montcalm County Housing Commission residence destroyed after 2 fires

A Montcalm County Housing Commission complex bathroom caught fire Monday afternoon, but the Howard City Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze.

However, a separate fire started up early Tuesday morning, the cause of which is currently unknown.

Tom Wilcox is Lakeview High School’s new principal, a promotion from his former position as the school’s assistant principal. He fills the position vacated by Gary Jensen, who accepted another job. — Daily News/ Cory Smith

Wilcox steps into new role as Lakeview High School principal

Lakeview High School administration recently saw a significant change with then-principal Gary Jensen departing to work with a position at ACT Michigan. Former assistant principal Tom Wilcox was promoted to principal effective Jan. 30.

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Lakeview board celebrates victories, plans for the future

Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education members reported an overall surplus in the school district’s operating budget for the 2014-2015 school year so far, among other successes the district has seen for the year thus far. “We had a higher student count than anticipated and our at-risk funds were higher than expected,” said Superintendent Kyle Hamlin during the monthly Feb. 9 meeting.

Farmers, business owners, educators and politicians met Friday at Montcalm Community College to hear about a cooperative agreement now underway between MCC and Michigan State University. Pictured here, MSU Director of the Institute of Agricultural Technology Randy Showerman, standing, addresses the gathering. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

MCC putting the focus on the farm

Area students considering a career in agriculture just got a serious leg up thanks to a cooperative agreement signed Friday between Michigan State University (MSU) and Montcalm Community College (MCC). That agreement brings many new agriculture resources to MCC while at the same time streamlining the degree process and reducing overall tuition costs.

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Oakfield Township home destroyed in fire

A home in rural Cedar Springs was a total loss following a late Tuesday morning fire.

According to Oakfield Township Fire Chief Sam Peterson, the cause of the fire at 13006 Harvard Ave. was likely electrical.

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Seven area wrestlers win regional championships

t was a successful weekend for area wrestlers as 22 of 36 regional qualifiers advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state finals tournament on Saturday. Seven wrestlers won regional championships in their respective divisions and weight classes. The top four placers in each bracket advances to the state finals.

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Funeral Notices for Feb. 24, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015