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Greenville winter district draws announced

The high school basketball seasons for both boys and girls have yet to reach the midway point of their schedules. As for wrestlers, they are just three weeks away from the team district tournaments. On Tuesday, Greenville High School released the district tournament pairings for wrestling, girls basketball and boys basketball teams.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 15

Montabella 53, Vestaburg 18: The Mustangs beat their arch rivals handily in an MSAC matchup Wednesday night that was a makeup game from before Christmas break. Taylor Smith led all scorers, canning 28 points including eight three-pointers…

Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker, right, has the leg of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern’s Ryan Roth during the 112-pound match. Hilliker won 9-1.

Greenville hands FH Eastern first league loss

Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern’s wrestling team may be young, but they were able to win their first two O-K Bronze matches. That winning streak ended at the hands of Greenville, who won 67-9 over the Hawks.

Lakeview High School junior Kennedy Cogswell, 16, is spearheading a project, coined “Courage 4-H Pillow Project,” which will result in more than 600 pillows for patients and residents at local hospitals and senior homes. Cogswell is hosting an event at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Montcalm Township Hall and is asking anyone willing to donate time or materials to participate in putting together the final couple of hundred pillows to be donated. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Lakeview teen looking for help in sewing pillows for patients

It’s taken hours upon hours of cutting, sewing and stuffing, and there is still plenty more to do. The goal for one Lakeview teenager is to make 550 pressure pillows to be distributed to community hospitals and nursing homes.

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Central Montcalm sees improving numbers

Like a wobbly gait of a toddler, Central Montcalm Public School took baby steps in the right direction. On Wednesday evening, the school board approved amendments to two different funds after hearing from Chief School Business Official Ron Simon that the district had gained revenue in both the general fund and food service fund.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 16, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Members of the Sheridan Village Council indicated there might be temporary water restrictions this summer while work is being completed on the municipality’s water tower. At this point, it’s also possible work will take place in the spring or fall, in which case restrictions would not be necessary.

Sheridan residents may face summer water restrictions

Residents of the village may be looking at a few weeks of water restrictions this summer, depending on the date work begins on Sheridan’s water tower. These restrictions, should they be put in place, would likely apply only to the watering of lawns.

Carson City-Crystal School Board Member Ben Adkins browses through a pamphlet on the MCC “Early College” program Monday evening at the Carson City-Crystal School Board meeting in Carson City.

MCC ‘Early College’ program completes first semester

With one semester in the books, the Montcalm Community College (MCC) “Early College” program is up and running, and the students involved are not looking back.

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Greenville DDA: ‘Downtown catalyst’ still being considered

Members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) continue to mull the idea of a downtown structure to house events such as a farmers market, even as they figure out feasibility and funding.

Greenville junior Kyle O’Connor drives in for a layup during the third quarter of Tuesday’s 56-46 win over West Catholic.

Greenville boys defeat West Catholic 56-46

The Greenville Yellow Jackets’ win on Tuesday night was unlike any of its previous four this season. The Yellow Jackets won their first four games of the season in convincing fashion by an average of 25 points, while averaging 87 points per game. A two-game losing streak followed in which the Yellow Jackets were dominated in the same fashion.