A woman who allegedly caused a series of multi-vehicle collisions resulting in a man’s death one year ago is undergoing a forensic evaluation before heading to trial. Nicole Stapleton, 31, of Howard City, is charged with operating while intoxicated while under the influence of a diazepam and/or desmethyldiazepam, causing the death of John Reniff, 31, of Gladstone, formerly of Howard City. The charge is a felony with a possible 15-year prison sentence.
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The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the seedings for the team wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday, and none of the three local teams still involved were given a high seed. The highest seed went to the Carson City-Crystal Eagles, who will be a six-seed against the New Lothrup Hornets in the Division 4 tournament.
There will be a little more than two dozen wrestlers from the area heading to the individual wrestling state finals after they qualified in the top four of their weight classes in the regional competitions Saturday. Leading the local schools was Carson City-Crystal, who had seven qualify for a trip to the Palace in Auburn Hills March 1-2.
Two men and two dogs are safe after a truck and a Kawasaki ATV went through the ice at Tamarack Lake Saturday morning.
A Howard City boy has lost his fight with a rare genetic disease. Breylon Senn, age 4, died at home Friday after battling mitochondrial disease. He is the son of Gavin and Ashlee Senn of Howard City.
Multiple fire departments worked together for hours Thursday night in attempts of putting out a structure fire at a vacant home. Maple Valley Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 9:46 p.m. at 5370 N. Bailey Road, just down the road from the department.
A Greenville woman will be arraigned on March 1 for two charges relating to the embezzlement of the Walnut Hills Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fund. On Wednesday, the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for the former PTO treasurer Laura Suzanne Outen, 34, of Greenville.
Don’t let the other team score. That is the pretty simple sounding philosophy Carson City-Crystal coach Ryan Fritz preaches to his team. Actually, it’s a philosophy borrowed from Fritz’s father, but one that seems to be working just fine for the Eagles.
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