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Carson City-Crystal girls fall in regional semifinals

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles girls basketball team had a tremendous season. They won their first conference (CMAC) title since 1983. They won their first district title since 1984 and they tied a school record for wins with 18 when they defeated St. Louis on Friday.

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Montcalm Township trailer home saved after wood stove fire

A trailer home is still standing after a fire broke out this morning. The Montcalm Township Fire Department responded to the fire at about 5:44 a.m. on W. Spencer Road.

Interim Director of the Greenville Department  of Public Safety Gary Valentine teamed up with Meet Downtown to hold a seminar for business owners regarding crime prevention on Tuesday. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville seminar helps business owners with crime prevention

Although the recent crime spree in Greenville has seen a downturn, local authorities hosted a seminar for business owners Tuesday on how to keep the declining trend going.

The Fairplain Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each Month. The board includes, from left, Treasurer Sharon Swindell, Clerk Coleen Myers, Supervisor Tom Sova, Trustee Bill Lutherloh and Trustee Tom Hansen. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Fairplain Township’s Carlsen Road bridge to see update next year

Carlsen Road bridge will go under construction next year to improve its conditions. Mark Christensen, superintendent of the Road Commission for Montcalm County, said the allowed weight limit for the bridge had gone down over the year. Currently, the bridge has a posted weight limit of 13 tons. With the new construction of the bridge, it will no longer have a weight limit.

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5 injured in 3-vehicle accident on M-66

Five people were injured in a three-car accident this morning on M-66 near Holland Lake Road. The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the accident at about 7:30 a.m.

Jacob Ripley, a pupil in Mrs. Garcia’s kindergarten class, reads Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” — Daily News/Robin Miller

Montabella, Vestaburg get pupils excited about reading

Palm trees, bamboo mats, surf boards and hammocks set the scene for a reading at Montabella Elementary School. It is one of the many ways elementary schools are motivating pupils to get into reading during the month of March.

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Funeral Notices for March 6, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Greenville senior Aaron Crebessa drives to the basket past Northview's Ryan Kapustka during Monday's pre-district game at Rockford High School. Northview defeated Greenville for the second straight time, 71-57. (Mike Mulholland/Special to The Daily News)

Northview ends Greenville’s stellar boys basketball season

It seems as if the Northview Wildcats have the number of the Greenville Yellow Jackets. For the second straight year the Wildcats ended the season of the Yellow Jackets. This year’s loss probably hurts a little more than last season, though.

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Montabella dominates second half, tops CC-C

For one half, both Montabella and Carson City-Crystal were having a close boys basketball game. Things changed in the second half and they changed for the Mustangs’ benefit.

Mitchell Feldpausch and Abby Wieber, both of Westphalia and engaged to be married on Sept. 29, enjoyed some slow dancing during Wednesday evening's dance lessons at St. Joseph's Parish Community Center. (Daily News/Jessica Beery)

1,2,3 … 1,2,3 … Hubbardston couple teaching community how to dance

It was a Valentine’s Day gift for some. Others are just getting ready for their first dance at their wedding. Still others are swinging away “just because it’s fun.” Whatever their reason for participating, about 25 couples have been flooding the floors of the Westphalia St. Joseph Parish Community Center each Wednesday night to brush up on their dancing skills.