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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Thursday, Jan. 17

Lakeview 64, White Cloud 50: The Wildcats continued their winning ways with victory over the Indians on Thursday night. Shawn Lindsey led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds…

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Howard City man arrested in connection to fatal July crash

A twenty-four-year-old Howard City man has been charged with the death of Scott Michael Gregory, a 25-year-old Howard City man who was killed when struck by a vehicle in July.

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Vestaburg man arrested for marijuana possession

A Vestaburg man is in custody after officials with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office discovered “a large amount” of marijuana in the basement of his home Thursday.

The Walnut Hills Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) has filed a report of possible embezzlement with the Greenville Department of Public Safety. The missing amount is believed to be between $12,000 and $18,000. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville police investigating Walnut Hills PTO embezzlement

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating an embezzlement involving the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at Walnut Hills Elementary School in Greenville. On Jan. 11, information was brought forward about the PTO’s financial record-keeping, which led to the police investigation.

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Belding library celebrates pizza contest, book sale with community

With the aroma of freshly baked dough, spicy pepperoni and a variety of cheeses wafting through the air of the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library, more than 60 members of the community filled their plates with slice after slice of delicious pizza from five Belding businesses with an intent to discover who was offering up the most tantalizing slice.

Greenville’s Mike Schmidt works to control Belding’s Nate Cooley during their 119-pound match. Schmidt eventually defeated Cooley.

Greenville wrestlers top Belding, Cedar Springs

While Greenville’s wrestling team kept rolling on Wednesday night, Belding hit a speed bump. The Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of wins in a home quadrangular, beating Cedar Springs 71-9 and the Redskins 49-24.


CC-Crystal defeats Montabella wrestlers

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team continued their march toward the Central Michigan Athletic Conference title Wednesday. The Eagles won a pair of quadrangular matches at Montabella Wednesday, beating the host Mustangs 37-31 and Bath 64-18.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 16

CC-Crystal 39, Tri County 30: The Eagles went across the county to face the Vikings and came back with a win Wednesday night. Hailey Geister led CC-Crystal with 14 points and nine rebounds…


Funeral Notices for Jan. 17, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012.


‘Protect Yourself’ teaches youth to recognize, respond to danger

One classroom at a time, through creative and memorable methods, the effort to create awareness in children of the real life dangers of abductors and predators is growing throughout Montcalm County. The “Protect Yourself” program, funded and organized by The We Care for Kids Council, has been implemented to teach children how to recognize and respond to various dangerous, disturbing, and destructive situations.