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Funeral Notices for Nov. 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Central Montcalm’s Savannah Case posts up looking for a pass during a game last year. The Hornets travel to Carson City tonight to begin the 2012-13 girls high school basketball season.

Central Montcalm, CC-Crystal to start girls hoops season

After three weeks of practice and scrimmages, the girls high school basketball season is set to tip off tonight with five area games. The featured matchup takes place in Carson City as the Central Montcalm Hornets visit to begin the season. Each team is coming off completely different seasons.


Montabella wrestling loaded with experience

The Montabella Mustangs have had a solid wrestling program for the last several years. This year should be not different. Loaded with 14 returning letterwinners, the Mustangs are primed to repeat as Central Michigan Athletic Conference champions. The goal now is to reach Battle Creek at the end of February.

McKenzie Breimayer makes a pass for the Redskins during a game last year.

Belding girls basketball set to open new season

Just like the Belding boys basketball team, the Redskins girls team will begin the season with a new coach. Stepping into the coach’s position is Brad Wilson. Wilson was the junior varsity coach last year and replaces longtime Belding coach Mike Nelson.


Belding police find class ring after veterans ceremony

Belding police are looking for the owner of a 1957 class ring set with a blue stone that was found Nov. 11 following a ceremony at Belding’s World War II Freedom Wall.


SHORT TAKES: Holiday bowls next for Michigan, MSU

Big Ten regular season football ended Saturday for both Michigan and Michigan State. MSU squeaked into bowl eligibility by beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Alas, Michigan, whose offense failed to appear for the second half of their game, lost to their archrival Ohio State Buckeyes. At the season’s start, both schools were expected to contend for the conference championship. They both fell short of that goal.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers holiday cheer and food

The holidays typically evoke memories of large family gatherings around the table. Sometimes these gatherings involved traveling to different parts of the state or even having to work through congested airports to see grandparents and enjoy grandmother’s world famous pumpkin pie. For some, health issues and the cost of travel means holidays spent at home.

The framework for a new building on the former site of Nelson’s Speed Shop in Montcalm Township begins to take shape as construction workers continue work on the new facility Friday afternoon. The new facility will replace the original building, which was destroyed in a fire in June. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Families get back on their feet after fires destroy homes, business

The past few months have been hard for local families who have been trying to pick up the pieces and continue life the way it was before devastating fires took almost everything they owned.

“I love doing it for the kids,” Ferris said about playing Santa. “The kids are great. But the old folks are actually more appreciative. They really enjoy it; they’re thrilled. I just got a big box of candy canes for this year’s visits. I go around and wish them all a Merry Christmas and they love it.”

Local ‘Santa’ Roger Ferris shares Christmas spirit with seniors

He’s got the beard, he’s got the build. Most importantly for volunteer “Santa,” a.k.a., Roger Ferris, he’s got the desire to bring a little holiday cheer into the lives of area seniors.

John Refiff

9 months later and still no charges issued in fatal Howard City crash

Today marks nine months ago that John Reniff died in a multi-vehicle accident in Howard City. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash on Ensley Street south of Walnut Street at 9:23 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.