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Bill Burden

Former Montcalm County undersheriff was ‘a tremendous resource’

A longtime law enforcement veteran who previously served as undersheriff in Montcalm County has died. William “Bill” Burden died Thursday after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. He was 65 years old.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 16, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Lakeview’s Estelle Molitor moves the ball against Central Montcalm’s Shelby McIntyre on Tuesday. Lakeview won 50-31.

Lakeview wins foul-plagued rivalry game with Central Montcalm

Rivalry basketball games are intense and usually physical. That’s expected. Such was the case Tuesday night in Stanton as the Lakeview Wildcats (6-3, 4-3) earned a hard fought, foul-riddled game over rival Central Montcalm 50-31 in a CSAA matchup.

Central Montcalm senior Breanna Collins blocks out during Tuesday’s game at home against Lakeview. Collins will play basketball for Alma College next year.

Central Montcalm’s Breanna Collins to play hoops at Alma

Central Montcalm senior basketball player Breanna Collins will have the opportunity to play her favorite game for another four years. The Hornet center recently committed to play college basketball at Alma College of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Jan. 15

Greenville 45, Lakewood 33: The Yellow Jackets continued their winning ways with a nonconference road win on Tuesday night. Leah Somerfield helped Greenville to the win with 15 points and eight rebounds…

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Montcalm County employee charged after Christmas party skirmish

A Montcalm County employee is being charged after an alleged altercation with another employee at the county Christmas party last month. Amber Lynn Barnes of Stanton was charged last Friday with drunk and disorderly conduct, a possible 90-day misdemeanor, according to Mecosta County Prosecutor Peter Jaklevic, who has been appointed special prosecutor in the case.

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Lakeview Community Schools to hire resource officer

Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to hire a resource officer to create a police presence in the district’s schools. In a joint agreement with the village, the school will pay half the salary for an officer from the Lakeview Police Department to spend between four to six hours per day patrolling school buildings.

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Lakeview Community Schools to sell land to developer

Members of the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to sell a district-owned parcel of land across from Bright Start Elementary School to a developer who plans to turn the property into an adult care facility. The 3.7-acre parcel abuts a similarly sized parcel of land owned by the village of Lakeview. Crestwood Holdings LLC plans to purchase both properties for the planned facility.

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Eureka Township approves mining ordinance

After many meetings and long hours of discussion through the past several months, the Eureka Township Board approved a mining ordinance. The new ordinance was approved Monday, leaving some board members unhappy.

Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Sova-Hollinshead speaks to members of the Montcalm County Finance and Personnel Committee Monday morning, requesting additional funds and hours for one of her current part-time employees. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Marine Patrol, Animal Control seeking additional funds for positions

With the busier recreational summer season still awaiting on a warmer horizon, two Montcalm County departments have made requests to better prepare their staff for the future. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Montcalm County Animal Control are seeking additional funds from the county to pay for positions to help aid in current and future labor situations.