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Funeral Notices for Jan. 16, 2014

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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.


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.


Lakeview pressure leads to win over Central Montcalm

Lakeview’s pressure defense led to a couple of streaks being prolonged Tuesday night. The Wildcats used pressure on Central Montcalm to beat the Green Hornets 59-45 Tuesday night in a Central State Activities Association boys basketball game.


ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 14

Belding 45, Sparta 32: The Redskins overcame a five-point third quarter to beat the Spartans in an O-K Blue Conference matchup Tuesday night. Nick Price led Belding with 12 points and Garrett Strotheide and Kole Hart added 10 each…


Funeral Notices for Jan. 15, 2014

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SHORT TAKES: We appreciate our local road crews

Weather like this reminds us of how much we appreciate the road crews of Greenville, Montcalm County, Belding and Ionia County and nearby areas. Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures have posed considerable challenges to the people who keep our roads passable and our communities in business. If you’ve been reading The Daily News lately, you’ve read about the perils of their job, where stormy weather, darkness of night, unpredictable traffic comes to them often in the wee small hours of the morning.

Howard City Village President S. Michael Scott attended Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Law Enforcement & Courts Committee meeting to express his support of merging the Howard City Police Department into the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Proposed Howard City Police Department merger takes step forward

The proposed merger of the Howard City Police Department into the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office took another step forward Monday. The Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee unanimously voted to recommend the full board approve the merger.