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Tri County freshman Dakota Greer, top, tries to pull Richmond’s Roy Costello over during Friday’s Division 3 103-pound championship semifinal match at The Palace. Greer won by decision 7-3. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Six area wrestlers advance to individual state finals

After two days, six area wrestlers are in position to earn the ultimate achievement — an individual state championship. The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s season-ending extravaganza — with nearly 900 wrestlers taking part — began on Thursday and concludes with the championship matches today starting at 4:45 p.m.

Belding’s girls basketball team poses with the Class B district trophy after winning the district they hosted Friday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding girls earn district tournament win over Alma

Belding’s girls basketball team is head- ed deeper into the Class B state tournament. The host Redskins held the Alma Panthers to just three players scoring in a 52-25 win in the district tournament.


CC-C unable to overcome Laingsburg defense

It took the No. 1 team in the state in Class C to end the Carson City- Crystal girls basketball team’s season. The Laingsburg Wolfpack held the Eagles to just 17 points in a 28-17 win Friday night in the Class C district final. The Eagles finish the season 21-3.

Vestaburg’s Collin Dove, in the white jersey, drives past Carson City-Crystal’s Kolton Kavanagh, back, and looks to take Grant Gage, right, to the hoop. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg tops CC-Crystal for first conference title since 2004

The boys basketball game between Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg was everything it was supposed to be when two teams are battling for a conference title. In the end, the Wolverines won the battle and the title Thursday night.


JUST IN: Edmore police department merger moves forward

A proposal to merge the Edmore Police Department with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office took another step forward today.

Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee unanimously recommended the full board approve the merger.


Funeral Notices for March 9, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, March 9, 2015


Stanton clock project nets $2,000 donation

The project that will put a new city clock in downtown Stanton next fall received a large boost this week when Sidney State Bank presented Stanton City Manager Jake Eckholm with a $2,000 donation. On Thursday, bank president and CEO James B. Paris officially turned over the funds to Eckholm.

Firefighters have been called to battle an unusually high number of structure fires recently, including in Fenwick. (File photos)

Local firefighters having busy season battling blazing buildings

Winter is cold, but fire is hot. A combination of freezing temperatures, electrical problems and human error have been the cause of multiple house fires throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas this year.

The Optimist Camp at Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See needs about $57,000 before mid-April to run the camp this summer. (Daily News | Brad Klosner)

Optimist Camp at Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See needs funding to host summer campers

Arguably, there is not a soul in Montalm County who is more excited for the cold weather to break for good than Bob Hemmingsen.


Funeral notices for Saturday, March 7, 2015

Funeral notices for Saturday, March 7, 2015