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Funeral Notices for Feb. 27, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

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Alcohol a factor in weekend car accident, Six Lakes driver injured

A Six Lakes man was transported to Carson City Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries Saturday night after he drove off Crystal Road and struck a tree. David Ashbaugh, 62, had been traveling southbound on Crystal Road north of Stanton Road in a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

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Stanton teenager arrested for ‘window peeping’

A 17-year-old from Stanton is in custody for disorderly conduct and “window peeping” after fleeing from a home in the 2700 block of West Cannonsville Road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a prowler call at 11:22 p.m. Saturday. The homeowner reported two subjects fleeing from the scene.

Greenville’s Aaron Crebessa, left, defends the Wildcats’ Darren Kapustka during the second half on Saturday in a 49-45 loss. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Northview ends Greenville boys basketball’s perfect season

A perfect season wasn’t meant to be. The Greenville Yellow Jackets saw its 18-game winning streak come to end on the road Saturday at the hands of O-K White rival Northview. The Wildcats dictated the tempo of the game and kept the high-powered Yellow Jacket offense in check with defense and timely rebounds in their 49-45 victory. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Wildcats 61-56 on Jan. 27 and will meet again next Monday in the first round of district play.

Nicole Stapleton's vehicle after allegedly rear-ending multiple vehicles, just missing the Dairy Bear ice cream parlor and striking a tree. — Courtesy photo

Gladstone man killed after Howard City woman causes multiple accidents

A Howard City woman allegedly on drugs caused multiple car accidents Sunday morning, leaving one man dead and others injured. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash on Ensley Street south of Walnut Street at 9:23 a.m. After striking the Tahoe, Stapleton’s vehicle continued north and just missed the Dairy Bear ice cream parlor before striking a tree, where the vehicle came to rest.

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Belding schools looks to add ‘sexting’ to reproductive health curriculum

When students in sixth through eighth grades enroll at Belding Middle School next fall, part of their reproductive health curriculum may include the topic of “sexting.” Sexting — referred to as the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones — can lead to charges as serious as distributing child pornography.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Presidential Encounters of the First Kind

Last week I wrote about personal encounters with U.S. Presidents. I received so many responses that I am writing them in a three part series. This is part two. Marcy Lage, a former Greenville resident who lives in Arizona, was a college student working at a hotel in Des Moines. John Kennedy stayed there. When he left the hotel, the staff stood around in the lobby. He came over to her, shook her hand and said, “You did a very good job.” Marcy says, “He was so darn good looking, sun bleached hair and very tan. He was casual and friendly. I have never seen a photo of him that was able to portray how handsome he was. My whole life, I have pretty much told everyone I have ever met, ‘I shook hands with Kennedy!’”

Woods and Waters | Ed Gilbert

ED GILBERT: Northern pike and bears in the U.P.

A recent Associated Press article tweaked my thinking about camping in the Upper Peninsula. And yes, it included various outdoor activities that can be done in the winter as well as summer. I have a good friend who lives in the U.P., and he particularly enjoys the fishing and hunting there. He and his family do many other activities there as well, but most of those aren’t in the winter time. Fact is they’re living down in the Lower Peninsula right now!

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OUR VIEW: Times are tough, but protection is a must

How do you define quality of life? Caring family and friends, good health, enough money to pay the bills and have some fun … We get to choose some things in life. Other things are beyond our control. Tuesday is one of the days we get to choose.

Taste of Home culinary specialist Eric Villegas

Taste of Home comes to Greenville March 8

GREENVILLE — Drop your whisks, grab your friends and enjoy a night of fun at the Taste of Home Cooking School, presented live at Greenville High School Performing Arts Center on March 8. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. During this interactive event, you’ll watch top culinary expert Eric [...]