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Funeral Notices for Jan. 20, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 17

Greenville second at West Ottawa: The Yellow Jackets took second out of 13 teams at the Holland West Ottawa Invitational on Saturday. Greenville had 180 points, which was second to Grand Ledge and ahead of the host Panthers. Cole Antcliff was the only Jacket who won his weight class, winning the 285-pound division…

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Crystal Township Board approves drain consolidation

Blockages, sinkholes and occasional flooding — there’s no shortage of drainage problems that this township’s residents have experienced in the downtown district.

So in an effort to give the county drain commissioner more leeway to address these problems, the Crystal Township Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday to consolidate seven drainage systems within the township into a single drainage district.

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Montcalm County elected official wage debate wages on

Call it payroll pinball.

A proposal to conduct a wage study for elected county officials was put into motion by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners last summer by referring the issue to the Finance & Personnel Committee. When only two of 11 vendors responded to the county’s request for bids, commissioners referred the issue back to committee. On Monday, the committee decided to send the issue to a sub-committee for further analysis.

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Montcalm County clerk’s office collects $600,000+ in delinquent court fines

About a decade ago, Montcalm County had $2.7 million in delinquent court fines, costs and restitution.

Today, that number has been reduced by more than $600,000, thanks to the efforts of the county clerk’s office.

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Gowen woman dies in single vehicle accident

A Gowen woman was killed in a single vehicle accident Sunday morning near Greenville.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred around 7:42 a.m.

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Pistons Flight Crew to perform in Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls basketball teams played at The Palace of Auburn Hills a week ago. Now, a team from The Palace will be coming to Greenville. The Detroit Pistons Flight Crew and official mascot Hooper will be in attendance on Jan. 30 and will perform between the boys and girls varsity games against Wyoming that night.

Central Montcalm’s Makayla Studley, left, goes in for a basket during the first quarter of Friday’s game against Chippewa Hills. Studley finished with eight points. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Chippewa Hills fends off Central Montcalm girls in overtime

Central Montcalm’s girls basketball team struggled shooting most of Friday night, both from the floor and the free throw line. The Hornets, though, found a groove at the right time to force overtime against the Chippewa Hills Warriors at home. The Warriors refocused and battled back for a 45-40 CSAA Gold win in the extra time.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 16

Lakeview 61, Kent City 42: The Wildcats had no problems with the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow canned 19 points, Caleb Ruvalcaba added 13 and John Zuluaga-Torres added nine points and nine rebounds…

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JUST IN: Greenville man critically injured after vehicle strikes bicycle

A Greenville man is in critical condition after a vehicle struck the bicycle he was riding Friday evening. A Michigan State Police trooper responded to the accident around 6 p.m. on Montcalm Avenue just north of M-57.