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Lakeview’s season ends at hands of Shepherd

It took a little while for Lakeview’s boys basketball team to get into the swing of things at their Class B district basketball game at Shepherd Monday night. But when they did get going, it was too late.

Carson City’s Tori Christensen looks to make a pass over the head of an oppponent during a game this season.

CC-Crystal ready for regional tournament

The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has been on quite a roll the past two seasons. The Eagles won 18 games last year, while winning league (CMAC) and district titles for the first time since the early 1980s.

Mayor Pro Tem Andrea Belding, left, and Mayor Ron Gunderson, listen and take notes Saturday as one of five candidates for Belding city manager answers questions.

Belding City Council picks 2 city manager candidates to evaluate further

The search for the next Belding city manager has been narrowed down to two candidates after a lengthy interview process Saturday at the Pere Marquette Depot in Belding. Members of Belding City Council interviewed five candidates for the position during an eight and a half hour meeting that began at 8:30 a.m and concluded at 5 p.m.


Funeral Notices for March 4, 2013

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Howard City woman, 3 children hospitalized after Amish buggy runs into oncoming traffic

An Amish woman and three children were injured Sunday when a horse pulling the amish buggy they were riding in veered into oncoming traffic. At approximately 1:50 p.m., deputies from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a car/buggy accident on 5 Mile Road near 155th Avenue in Deerfield Township, approximately five miles north of Montcalm County.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber, right, tries to keep Logan Griffin of Erie Mason on the mat during Saturday’s Division 4 state final at 112 pounds. Dittenber lost 5-4 in four overtimes.

14 wrestlers place at individual state finals

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. That may have been the case for Carson City-Crystal senior Kenneth Dittenber, who was in search of a third straight individual wrestling state title on Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Greenville’s Nikota Howe, left, attempts to shoot over Grand Rapids Northview’s Emma VanZauten during the first quarter of the teams’ Class A district final Friday night

Girls basketball: Northview ends Greenville’s season in Class A district final match-up

Greenville’s girls basketball team had its season come to an end at the hands of a rival Friday night.

Turk Lake Brew Pub owner Tom Smith approached the Montcalm Township board to ask to only remodel the interior of his business rather than expand. Smith plans to demolish some of his office space and and remodel the right side of his bar to incorporate the brew pub between the bar and banquet room.

Turk Lake Restaurant makes design changes for soon-to-be-brewery

The Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar’s owner has decided to change plans in the development of a new brew pub in Montcalm Township.

Belding’s Michael Walker, right, tangles with Lakeview’s Terry Greiser in the championship quarterfinals on Friday at the state individual wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Walker won 3-2.

Wrestling: Belding’s Walker edges Lakeview’s Greiser in quarterfinals

One wrestler was going to advance to the semifinals and the other was going to be bumped into the consolation bracket. Those were the stakes when Belding sophomore Michael Walker and Lakeview junior Terry Greiser met in the championship quarterfinals at 152 pounds on Friday at the Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) individual wrestling state tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber starts his Division 4 semifinal match against Sanford Meridian’s Joe Shuler with a handshake. Dittenber won by major decision 14-3 and will be trying for his third straight state title today.

Area wrestlers take center stage for individual titles at state finals

Brighter lights. Bigger arena. That is the setting called the Palace of Auburn Hills. This weekend, it’s not the Detroit Pistons on centerstage, but the best of the best in high school wrestling.